Norman  Walker

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Norman Barrett Walker, 86, of Ottumwa, died at 12 p.m. July 18, 2019 at Ridgewood Specialty Care in Ottumwa.
He was born October 22, 1932 near Merrill, IA the youngest child of Amos Lester and Amanda Rose Barrett Walker. He married Mary Lou Schafer on June 11, 1963.
Norman graduated from Sumner High School and then served with the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He was a graduate of Westmar College in LeMars.
He taught Industrial Arts, Driver's Education and Auto Mechanics in Iowa schools.
He had owned and operated a mobile home park on Highway 34 since 1979.
He enjoyed worked on antique cars, woodworking and rooting for the Cubs and Hawkeyes.
Norman was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Norman is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Lou; his children, Christine Worth of Marion, Jon (Laura) Walker of Peosta and Matthew (Jennifer) Walker of Cedar Rapids; 6 grandchildren, Brant, Bethie, Marcus, Keisha, Lillyan and Nathan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Kenneth, Robert and Richard Walker and a sister, Fern Hahn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Patrick Hilgendorf presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with military services conducted by Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars and O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at Reece Funeral Home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home followed by family visitation until 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church or to the family for the grandchildren's education.
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Published on July 19, 2019
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