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Robert E. Walker

Robert E. Walker

Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On June 16, 2012 @ 11:17 am In Obituary | 16 Comments

American FlagRobert E. Walker, age 82, of Westchester, IL. and Cambridge, WI. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 14, 1929 to the late Raymond Walker and the late Susan Walker, nee Burns. Beloved husband of Marcella J. Walker, nee Murphy for 56 years; loving father of Johanna Walker of Marietta, GA., Robert (Anne) Walker, Sr. of Golf, IL., Amanda Walker of Westchester, IL. and Paul Walker of Clarendon Hills, IL.; devoted grandfather of Christopher McMurtagh, Angela McMurtagh, Robert Walker, Jr., Caroline Walker, Jack Walker, Elizabeth Walker, Sophia Walker and Shane Walker; great grandfather of Walker S. McMurtagh; brother to Frances (the late Boyd) Bailey of Scottsdale, AZ., Susan (the late Thomas) Ryan of Janesville, WI. and Beatrice (Wayne) Rohloff of Janesville, WI; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Tuesday 10:30 A.M. to St. Francis Xavier, LaGrange, IL. Mass 11 A.M. Committal Service and Interment Wednesday, June 20, 2012, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Janesville, WI. Bob graduated from Janesville High School and then served his Country in the Air Force during the Korean War. A University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Mining Engineering, graduate, led him to be a ”Giant” in the Excavation Business and spent a lifetime working in that field, past member of Illinois Home Builder’s and Illinois Road Builders, Irish Engineer’s & Contractor’s, Phi Kappa Fraternity at U of W Madison, Edgewood Valley CC., Cambridge CC., a Five Decade Member at St. Francis Xavier Church, LaGrange, IL. Sports Enthusiasts and Coach, Men’s, Husband & Wife, Father & Son Golf Championships. Bob spent 60 years in the field and often stated he never worked a day in his life! Memorials appreciated to the Loyola University Health System, Patrick Scanlon MD Cardiovascular Research Fund, in memory of Mr. Robert E. Walker, Loyola University Health System, Office of Development, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153-9911 or Loyola Home Care & Hospice, 2 Westbrook Corp. Center, Suite 600, Westchester, IL 60154. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

Condolences for the family of “Robert E. Walker”

Condolence from Connie Bryant on June 16th, 2012 2:35 pm

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. This has been quite a time for you and your family. I am glad that the family was there with Bob and that he went peacefully. I love you all.

Condolence from Dolly Isakson on June 16th, 2012 5:22 pm

One of my very favorite people. We had so many good times together with laughter, singing & of course beer. He will be greatly missed by many but I know all his golf buddies are happy to have him with them once again at the 19 th hole

Condolence from George and Dorothy Cormack on June 16th, 2012 6:21 pm

Please know we are thinking of you, and offering prayers for Bob and all of you, his family. Our memories go back many years, and that smile of his is indelible in our memories. Love,

Condolence from Bill Zibell/Lawana Bowe on June 17th, 2012 7:20 am

We send our condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers, we will miss Bob every day for the rest of our lives and love you guys a lot.

Condolence from eleanor Condon on June 17th, 2012 8:25 am

The Last Man Standing has left us, and what a loss it is ! He was such a fun guy !
Sorry for you ,Marc, and your family to have to finish living without him. Love and prayers. El

Condolence from Lori Speer on June 17th, 2012 4:42 pm

The best in the world. Will never forget all our good times in Illinois & then in California with Bob singing at our great Nest. The golfing and outings he and Ike enjoyed. My prayers and thoughts are with you Marcella and the family. I am here for you.

Love to you and the family

Condolence from John Condon on June 18th, 2012 10:07 am

We were very lucky to grow up with the parish family at St. Francis. The Walker family was a greatly respected part of our childhood. Our parents were very dear friends of Bob and Marcella and we still talk about the parties that each would host and attend. We will pray for all of you. God Bless.

Condolence from Tom Loftus on June 18th, 2012 2:27 pm

Although I haven’t seen Bob in many years he was often in my thoughts. He taught me a great deal about the very important aspects of moving earth and more importantly about the value of being fair in business dealings. Your word is your bond and he always honored a handshake deal. I am sure that he has a lot more to teach and I look forward to sharing a libation with him in heaven,but, not soon.

Condolence from Margaret Bright Pudvin on June 18th, 2012 2:34 pm

Shall always remember the fun we shared in Galena so many years ago. Bob was so funny telling about his “run-in” with the police. What a trip! He will take great joy in sharing the story with our friends…above. Bob’s life was a great adventure. He will be sadly missed. m

Condolence from Susie Lebensorger (Dalton) on June 18th, 2012 4:22 pm

Bob and Marcella have been great friends to my mom over the years–for which I am grateful. I pray that God brings him home and that his family finds joy and comfort in their memories.

Condolence from Joseph Pecora on June 18th, 2012 8:56 pm

We’ve been friends for many long years Bob…You will definitely be missed..Prayers and sympathy to you Marcela and your family.

Condolence from Bob & June Ayers on June 19th, 2012 9:33 am

Our deepest symphathy. We all will miss Bob and his hearty laugh. We are sure he has already found the golf course up there. God Bless!

Condolence from The Wilmes family on June 20th, 2012 8:02 am

Fond memories of many good times with such a geat guy. We can picture Bob & Jack singing again, just like the old days.

Condolence from Sandra Reyburn on June 20th, 2012 9:03 am

Johanna and Family Please know that I am thinking and praying for you at this time. I am sending my deepest symphathy. God Bless you all
Sandi Reyburn Drury Hotels

Condolence from St. Pius X Catholic Parish on June 20th, 2012 12:03 pm

Marcella, We were sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He will be deeply missed by many friends at St. Pius X Community. God Bless you and your family… Our prayers & thoughts are with you all.

Fr. Dave Timmerman & St. Pius X Parish

Condolence from Mike and Karen Harper on June 21st, 2012 11:59 am

Dear Walker Family,
Our sincere and deepest sympathy to all of you. You are an incredible family and Bob and Marcella were the foundation. We’re sure the closeness of all of you will continue forever. Bob was the kindest person to us and loved by all.
Many hugs,
Mike and Karen

We can just see Bob on heaven’s golf course beating the pants off Saint Peter.

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