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Helen Walker

February 17, 1933 June 14, 2008
Helen Walker
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Obituary for Helen Walker

Round Lake, Minnesota

     Helen Irene Walker, age 75, of Round Lake, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at her home in Round Lake.  She was born February 17, 1933, in Worthington, Minnesota, to Leon and Opal Leazer.  She attended school and graduated from Round Lake High School in 1951.  She later became a non traditional student at the Worthington Community College and attended one year.
     Helen married Thomas Walker on March 30, 1952, in Round Lake.  After their marriage, the couple lived in El Paso, Texas, Fort Bliss and then in Boston, Massachusetts, Fort Banks while Thomas was in the United States Army.  Helen worked in a variety store in Boston.  She enjoyed living in Boston and would have liked to have stayed there.  After Thomas left the service they returned to Round Lake, Minnesota.  She went to work for the Swanson Chicken Plant which later became Campbell’s Soup Company, she also worked at Sather’s cookie company, she later worked providing daycare and domestic services for Ned Jones for 13 years.  She spent her last years working at the local liquor store.
     Helen enjoyed their summer vacations to the East coast and the family reunions which were held in different parts of the United States every year. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served on several church committees.
     Helen was preceded in death by her brother Wayne Leazer, her sister Mary Leazer and her parents Leon and Opal Leazer.
     Helen is survived by her husband Thomas; three children, Michael and Elaine Walker, Round Lake, Richard Walker, Pierz, and Linda Fischenich and Brian Gimmer, North Mankato; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Nikkole, Malaki, Jamie, Brittany, Aaron, and Jessica, and two great grandchildren, Charlie and Isabelle.
     Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Round Lake, Minnesota, with the Rev. Robert Bartlett officiating.  Casket bearers will be Calvin Hoefker, Terry Beutler, Gary Jurgensen, Jeff Markus, David Konradi, and John Fuerst.  Burial will be in the Round Lake Cemetery in Round Lake, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Round Lake.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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