Orvil Robert “Bob” Walker Jr., 88, of Sunman passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at his daughter Judy’s home in Aurora. Bob was born Thursday, December 17, 1931 in Milan, Indiana, the son of the late Orvil Sr. and Henrietta (Kuntz) Walker. He married Verna Schlemmer Walker August 31, 1957, and she preceded him in death on March 31, 1992. He later married Elaine Seubert Walker on October 28, 1995, and she survives. Bob served his country in the U.S. Airforce from 1950 to 1954. After returning home from the Air Force, he then worked briefly as a rural mail carrier; and then as a mechanical engineer for Monsanto for 35 years, along with farming, which he continued to do up until last fall. Bob enjoyed fishing trips, hunting, and travelling; but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was a member of the Milan American Legion, 40 & 8 Club, and the North Dearborn Conservation Club.
Bob is survived by his wife Elaine of Sunman; sons: Kenneth Walker of Windsor, MO and Douglas (Christy) Walker of Milan; daughters: Carol (Brian) McNeal of Loveland, OH, Judith (Marlyn) Guss of Aurora, and Kathy (Harold) Hyatt of Greensburg; grandchildren: Sarah, Amanda, Maggie, Ross McNeal; Kendra and Dylon Walker; Indy, Ryan, Chris, and Derek Walker; Brett Kincer; and Colt, Jacob, and Elizabeth Hyatt; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Verna, mother of their children; brothers Henry and Norman; sisters Ruth Noell and Esther Negangard.
Due to the Governor’s Covid-19 mandate, a private visitation will be held for Bob Walker’s family. A public graveside service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at New Craven Cemetery, Milan, with Rev. Gordon Shinkle officiating. Memorials may be given in honor of Bob to the donor’s choice. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141. Please reach out to the family through our website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Bob.
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