J. Russ Walker

Jul 5, 2020
Walker, James Russ news


10:30 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home


1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home


Garden of Memories Cemetery
Military honors will be conducted by Dunkerton American Legion Post #636 and the Iowa Army National Guard Funeral Honor Guard


Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church 101 W Sycamore St, Dunkerton, 50626 or to Cedar Valley Hospice, 2101 Kimball Ave #401, Waterloo, 50702.


J. Russ Walker, 90, of North East, MD, formerly of Dunkerton, died at his home on Sunday, July 5, 2020.


James Russell Walker was born August 12, 1929, in Sumner, the son of Lloyd E. Sr. and Elsie Cowley Walker. He graduated from Sumner High School in 1947.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War (1951-1953), transferred to the Army Reserves and honorably discharged in April 1957. He was a member of Dunkerton American Legion Post #636.


Russ married Mary Elizabeth Veasey in 1953; she died November 19, 1958.  He married Patricia Jones on July 9, 1960, in Waterloo.


He was a route salesman for Altstadt & Langlas Baking Co. in Waterloo, retiring in 1986 after 38 years.


Russ was an active member of First Baptist Church in Dunkerton serving as deacon, church treasurer, and participated in Saturday Men's Prayer Group. He was a skilled woodworker and created bedroom sets, restored furniture, and made over 58 cedar chests which are located all over the world. He enjoyed the outdoors and trout fishing. Above everything, family meant the most to him and their time spent together.


He is survived by his wife, Pat; 3 sons, Steve (Tammy) and Randy (Ann)‚ both of Waterloo, and Greg (Danita)‚ North East‚ MD; daughters Lynn (Scott) Harrell, Inola, OK and Donna Page, San Diego, CA; 12 grandchildren: Alesha (Ski) Walker, Amy (Devin) Short, AmberLee (Chris) Leitsch, Alex (Shaun) O’Donnell, June Walker, Rachel Walker, Joshua (Mary) Walker, Jesse Walker, Jordan Walker, Whitney (Shawn) Boike, Dawson Walker, Michelle Layman, Jenny Randall and Hannah Canfield;

19 great grandchildren: Naomi, Christian, Elijah, Alexis, Parker, Addison, Jaiden, Elias, Abreah, Emma, Kellen, Vincent, Violet, Silas, Elliott, Everett, Lilly, Braydon, and Trevor; and 3 great-great granddaughters, Nevaeh, Nalaya and Payton.


Russ is preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Ruth; his first wife; a son, Michael; granddaughters, Ashley Walker and Joanna Randall; great grandson, Dalton; sisters, Catherine Carney and Marie O. Walker; and 4 brothers, Lloyd E. Jr., Paul, Stanley, and Harold.

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  1. Brandon Brown | Jul 23, 2020

    Jesse, Jordan, sorry. Deepest condolences. 



  2. JoAnn Schell | Jul 22, 2020
    I worked with Russ oh so many years ago at A & L Bakery. He would check in every afternoon after his route was finished. I enjoyed it when he came in. Many good conversations with Russ, always upbeat and pleasant. So sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family, relatives & friends.
  3. Mary Rudolph | Jul 15, 2020

    so sorry for your loss

    Mary Rudolph

  4. dale rogers | Jul 15, 2020
    Pat and family,  Very sorry to hear of your loss, our deepest sympathies. Russ was truly a genuinely nice person.  He will will be missed by all.  Sending our love and prayers, Dale and Peggy Rogers
  5. Marlys and Steve Reuter | Jul 15, 2020
    Our sympathy to you Pat and family.  We always enjoyed your presence at our class reunions.
  6. Dennis Stickfort | Jul 15, 2020

    so sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to Pat, Greg and the family.

    Dennis & Debby Stickfort

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