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Judy Esther Walker

October 18, 1946 October 10, 2009
Judy Esther Walker
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Obituary for Judy Esther Walker

Worthington, Minnesota

     Judy Esther Walker née Janssen died of cancer October 10, 2009. She was born October 18, 1946, at Worthington, MN, daughter of Roy and Esther Janssen. She grew up on the family farm two miles east of Worthington and attended country school District 116, in addition to public schools in Worthington, graduating from high school in 1964. Subsequently she earned a degree from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota in 1969 majoring in German.
     On March 9, 1968, she married Cary L. Walker, who survives her, along with sons and grandchildren: Jesse, of Farmington and his daughter Taylor; Jed (Jada) of St. Peter and their children Egan and Emma; and Joshua (Natasha) of Mendota Heights and their children Shauni and Dylan. She is also survived by four siblings: Gene (Robert), Robert (Joyce), Larry (Katherine) and David (LuAnn) Janssen as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and one aunt, Mathilda Johnson of Le Mars, IA. Judy was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings: Virgil, Reona, and Wayne.
     Judy worked as a bookkeeper for Ron’s Repair in Worthington and was a member of American Lutheran Church, Worthington. She enjoyed baking, sewing, gardening, and above all, spending time with her family and friends, and will be remembered always for her gentle and caring spirit.
     Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at 10:30 a.m., at the American Lutheran Church, 915 Winifred St., Worthington, MN, with Pastor Ryan Radtke officiating.

Visitation will be at Benson Funeral Home, 1225 Ryans Road, Worthington (tel: 507-376-4477) on Friday, October 16, 2009, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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