Richard Walker

Richard D. Walker, 91, Minot, died Thursday, November 10, 2022, in his assisted living center.

Richard was born December 28, 1930, in Minot, ND to Clarence and Anne (Ellingson) Walker. He attended school in Minot and graduated high school from Minot Model in 1948.

He enlisted into the US Army in 1948 and served his active-duty time until 1950, when he transferred to the Army Reserves serving honorably until his discharge on September 21, 1961.

Richard was united in marriage to Donna M. Milkey on August 3, 1952, in Minot, where they made their home. Richard was employed by the Great Northern Railroad for 15 years, first as a brakeman and then a conductor. In 1962, he started farming in McKinley Township of Ward County, raising small grains for the next 28 years of his life, retiring in 1990.

Richard was a member of the Minot American Legion, VFW and AMVETS. He was in Toastmasters and part of the Minot Model Alumni Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending basketball and football games in Minot. Richard also enjoyed traveling with family. He will be remembered for his love of family, his country and all animals.

Richard is survived by his children Rodney Walker, Wendy Walker, and Richard Jr. (Helen) Walker; grandchildren Erin Walker, David and Hanna Braasch, Kyle Walker, Kirsten (Colton) Christiansen, Ryan Walker, Betsy (Bill) Ronsberg, Stephanie (Tommy) Ellis, Sadie (Shawn) Larson and Abigail Walker; great-grandchildren Ayden Dean Larson, Tucker Michael Larson, Walker Odean Ronsberg and Cylas M. Christiansen; sister Carol Haberlack; brothers James (Eileen) Walker and Charles (Diane) Walker; sister-in-law Patsy Walker; brother-in-law Henry (Sharon) Milkey along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, wife Donna Walker, daughter Betty Walker, sisters Ruth (Everett) Hunter, Louise (Dale) Thompson and Virginia (Frank) Durant and brothers Clinton Walker, Kenneth (Solveig) Walker and Arthur Walker.

At Richard’s request, no formal service will be held. Cremation has taken place.

Memorials are preferred to Caring Edge Hospice or to an organization of the donor’s choice.

 

 

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