1953 - 2024

Doyle Robert Walker “Rob” son of Paul and Dolores (Shank) Walker was born on January 15, 1953 in Jefferson, Iowa and died February 22, 2024 at his home in Tecumseh, Nebraska.

Rob grew up in Iowa on a farm northeast of Scranton. During his childhood he enjoyed spending time with his Grandpa Shank, going to his Uncle Saba’s bakery in Jefferson, helping his dad on the farm, fishing at the family cabin, studying U.S. history, collecting rocks, and playing with his brother, sister, & cousins.

He graduated from Scranton High School in 1971. He attended college at Iowa State University earning a degree in Farm Management in 1975. He attended and graduated from Wisconsin School of Banking in 1983.

Rob married Susan Happe in 1974. They had three children: Aaron, Carrie, & Derek. He made his home in Glidden, IA for 25 years where he raised his children. He was a loan officer and president at First Bank & Trust in Glidden. He was a proud member of the Glidden community where he was a 4-H leader, ticket seller at Glidden- Ralston football games, and a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Church.

In his past time he enjoyed going to the family cabin in northern Minnesota, mailing postcards to his grandkids, collecting coins, looking at tractors, studying genealogy, watching westerns, driving around the country side, and meeting his many friends for breakfast, lunch, & dinner.

Rob’s generous spirit, good intentions, and kind heart will never be forgotten but forever remembered and missed by all fortunate to know him.

Rob is survived by his three children: Aaron Walker of Waukee, IA, Carrie (Paul) Vreeland of Loveland, OH, Derek Walker (Sarah) of Dallas Center, IA; 3 grandchildren: grandsons River and Rhett Vreeland & granddaughter Remi Vreeland all of Loveland, OH; his mother Dolores Walker of rural Scranton; his sister Jane (Chuck) Wendle of Greenwood, MN; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, & coworkers.

He is preceded in death by his father Paul Walker, brother Jim Walker, his maternal grandparents Doyle & Beulah Shank, and his paternal grandparents Loren & Eva Walker.

Private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Jefferson, IA. Arrangements were entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh, Nebraska.

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