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James Walker

May 25, 2018
Emmetsburg News

James Leroy Walker, 78, of Anamosa, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA, surrounded by his loving family.

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James was born March 9, 1940 in Emmetsburg, IA the son of Ivan and Hazel (Knudson) Walker. He graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 1958. James loved the Lord and ministered at the Anamosa Reformatory. He often held services at area nursing homes. He pastored a small church for several years.

James is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Lela,; eight children, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and his brother, Donald (Susan) Walker.

In addition to his wife Linda, he was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather Hazel and Jack Norris, a sister Betty Creamer, a brother Kenneth Walker, a daughter Kimberly Chambers,

He always had a smile and a joke for everyone he came into contact with. He will be dearly missed by all.



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