Wilford L. “Bud” Walker, 90 of Monmouth, IL passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at his home.Bud was born February 27, 1929 in Kirksville, MO, the son of Lavern E. and Rocelia G. (Craig) Walker.
He was raised and educated in Aledo, IL, graduating from Aledo High School in 1947.
Bud served with the United States Navy from 1948-1952 on the icebreaker USS Edisto.
Bud married Gloria G. Keller on February 16, 1952 in Illinois City, IL and she survives.
He worked at Thedes in Aledo and later went on to work as a machine repairman at John Deere in Moline for 23 years, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of the Aledo VFW. Bud enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, the river and traveling. He was a gifted do-it-yourselfer. He built various things including tractors, houses and boats. If it was broken he could fix it.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Walker of Monmouth; 4 children, Denise Armstrong of North Port, FL, Diane Hamann of Bettendorf, IA, Bruce (Cindy) Walker of Orion, IL and Brian (Jennifer) Walker of Edgington, IL; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 1 brother, David (Liz) Walker of Monmouth and 1 sister, Jane Larson of Joy, IL; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 grandson, Benjamin Walker and 2 sisters, Ella Mae Darnell and Patricia Olson.
A gathering of Family and Friends will be from Noon-2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth. Cremation has been accorded. A private family only interment with Military Honors will be at Warren County Memorial Park, Monmouth. A memorial fund has been established to be designated later.
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