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Arthur R WalkerSeptember 16, 1927 ~ May 26, 2017 (age 89)
Arthur R. Walker, 89, West Fargo, ND died Friday, May 26, 2017 at Bethany on University under the care of Hospice.
Art was born on September 16, 1927 in Zeeland, ND to Edward and Emma (Perman) Walker. He worked the family farm as a young man then moved to Mapleton where he met and married his wife of 62 years, Charlotte Grindberg. Art joined the US Army in 1946 and was deployed to Japan during WWII. Art was a lifetime member of the West Fargo VFW and a member of the Color Guard for many years. Art worked at Armour Meats for 26 years doing various jobs retiring as a District Salesman, then working for 16 years at Northern Waterworks manning the city desk. He will forever be remembered by his smile, always smiling and willing to help whenever needed or asked. He had a love for fishing and camping, playing cards, wood working crafts and especially family get togethers.
Art is survived by a sister Irene Schock, of Modesto, CA; three children: Debra Walker, of Mound, MN, Bruce (Melinda) Walker, West Fargo, ND and Rudy (Deb) Walker, of West Fargo; 7 grandchildren: Tonia, Tera, Michael, Cory, Brenna, Tyler and Ashley along with 9 great-grandchildren.
Arthur was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte, daughter Carol Peterson, son Bradley, sisters Molly Clemons and Erna Headland, brother Edward Walker and several brothers and sisters in law.
The family would like to thank the Veteran’s Hospital, Sanford Home Health, Hospice of the Red River Valley and Bethany on University for their wonderful care of Arthur.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at West Funeral Home, West Fargo at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial along with Military Rites will follow at Mapleton City Cemetery, Mapleton, ND.
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