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Jack Walker

 

  
Jack Ray Walker, 58, of Sigourney, Iowa passed away on February 10, 2016. Jack was born on September 20, 1957 to Milford and Mary Frescoln Walker in Ottumwa, Iowa. Jack graduated from Hedrick High School in 1975 and he attended Indian Hills Community College where he graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Culinary Arts. On July 1, 1983 he married Susan Keoppel at his parentís farm house near Hedrick, Iowa.

 Together they lived in Ottumwa, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport as Jack pursued his career in the automotive industry. They later moved back to Ottumwa where he farmed. In 1989 he purchased Bill and Rayís Chrysler Plymouth Dodge in Sigourney and worked as owner and operator of Jack Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep for 26 years until his retirement in July 2015.  Jack started in the car industry at the age of 16 and worked in various capacities of the business. He also started his love of farming at a young age with his father. Even after opening his own dealership, Jack continued to farm because he loved working with his cattle.  Jack loved everyone and never knew a stranger.  He was always there if someone needed him, if only to put a smile on their face.

  Jack had many passions, his favorite was family and friends, especially being Apa to his granddaughter Kensley. He enjoyed having morning coffee at his dealership and "talking" with every customer. Jack really enjoyed mushrooming, traveling, golfing, hunting, fishing, and recently wintering in Florida.

  He will be dearly missed by his wife Susan (Midge), son Joshua Walker of Sigourney, daughter Jessica Walker of North Liberty, granddaughter Kensley, mother Mary Walker of Sigourney, two brothers Jim (Carol) Walker of Carmel, Indiana, Joe (Peg) Walker of Hedrick, along with numerous family and friends.
  He is preceded in death by his father Milford Walker and brother Jon Walker.

Per Jack's request please come dressed casually to his celebration of life, which will be held at Hi-Dollar Auction in Sigourney on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 beginning at 5 P.M. where family will be present to share stories, memories, and laughter, as Jack wished to be remembered.

Friends may stop at the Holm Funeral Home
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to sign the register book. Family will not be present.

 A memorial fund has been established in Jacks name to be designated at a later date.

 

 

 

 


 

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