Norman Ray Walker, 93, of Vinton, died peacefully Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton following a lengthy illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Father Ardel Barta as celebrant. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and for an hour before Mass at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, with military rites performed by Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post 57 of Vinton and Iowa Military Funeral Honors.
Norm is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary of Vinton; one brother, Jim Walker; one sister, Jodene Ludden; and several nieces and nephews and godchildren.
Norm was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Luetta Walker; one brother, Bob Walker; and one sister, Doris Lange.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Norm and his family.
Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.
Posted on Sunday, 31 July 2016