John W. Walker
August 28, 1941 - September 6, 2020

John W. Walker

John W. Walker
Aug 28, 1941 - Sep 6, 2020

John W. Walker

MUSCATINE, Iowa - John W. Walker, 79, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his home.

The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine County Conservation Board. Online condolences:

John was born on August 28, 1941, in Muscatine, and raised in a loving home by Chester and Loretta Kelley along with his younger brother, Gary Walker. He married Francoise Paule Barbier on December 22, 1962, in Paris, France. She preceded him in death on September 6, 2019.

John retired in 1995 from Oscar Mayer where he worked as a fork truck driver.

He was a member of Calvary Church, and a veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, and playing cards. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

John is survived by his children, Chester Walker of Muscatine, Brigitte Brus and husband, Richard of Kansas City, Missouri, Michelle Docherty and husband, Jason, of Muscatine, and Claudine Connor and significant other, Ron Blythe, of Muscatine; grandchildren, Brady Walker of Fruitland, Aidyn Walker of Muscatine, Nathaniel Brus and significant other, Amy of Des Moines, Caleb Brus and wife, Taylor, of Des Moines, Gabriel Brus and special friend, Britni, of Kansas City, Missouri, Jonah Brus of Kansas City, Missouri, Mindy Daehn and her significant other, Shane Hanssen, of Muscatine, Rodney Daehn II of Muscatine, Danielle Holder and husband, Michael, of Muscatine, Dominique Walker and significant other, Greg Leach, of Muscatine, Angelique Connor of Grandview, Dale Connor of West Liberty, and Sebastian Connor of Muscatine; great grandchildren, Levi, Nora, and Bode of Muscatine; two step grandchildren, Zach and Logan Docherty; his brother, Gary Walker and wife, Donna, of Luverne, Minnesota; and mother-in-law, André Perrotin of St. Jean D'Angely, France.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Francoise.


ALAN WHITMORE on Sep 12, 2020

Johnie an I met fishing 10year s ago fishing. He was a good fisherman an a very very good CRAPPIE fisherman. He an I had a lot of great times starting sometimes around 4am off heading to a fishing hole. John hope you catch many big ones while you and Grandma catch a lot of fish. RIP old fishing BUDDY. IT has been a whirlwind TREAT. AL WHITMORE

Marlo Maylone on Sep 7, 2020

My condolences to Claudine and the whole family.He was a great man.

Kay Wertman on Sep 7, 2020

Comforting hugs to family and friends Thank You for Serving Rest Easy

Grace Steckman on Sep 7, 2020

To John's family, I am so sorry for your loss and find it notable that he passed on the first anniversary of your mother's passing. John was a fellow classmate (MHS 1960) and I did not recognize him until I found his junior year picture in the 1959 Auroran. I am grateful for John's service to our country and appreciate the fact that he cared about nature and the environment. He seemed like a great guy and I pray God will comfort you by bringing many wonderful memories to your mind so you can smile through your tears. God bless you! Grace (Tisor) Steckman, MHS Class of 1960

Peggy Fox on Sep 6, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Grandpa’s passing. I pray that God wraps his loving arms around you and gives you peace.
Mama Fox



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