Charles Albert Walker

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Charles Albert Walker, 70, of Eastman, died Monday, May 28, at his home in Eastman. 


Charles was born May 31, 1947, to Charles and Anna (Mara) Walker in Prairie du Chien. He attended Wauzeka High School. Charles proudly joined and served in the U.S. Army, serving two tours in Vietnam.


Charles was united in marriage with Patricia Trautsch, they later divorced. Charles was then united in marriage with Joyce Gander on Jan 6, 1995, in Dodgeville. He worked as a Sub Station Maintenance Inspector for Alliant Energy for forty-four years. Charles loved playing fast pitch baseball, hunting, fishing, gambling and golfing. 


Charles is survived by his wife, Joyce Walker, of Eastman; siblings, Marolyn (Philip) Scott, of Laguna Vista, Texas, Angela Savinelli, of Austin, Texas, Charlene (John) Adler, of Laguna Vista, Texas, John Walker, of Eastman, Ronald Walker of Wauzeka, and Donald (Mary) Walker, of Wauzeka; in-laws, Dick and Ramona Gander, of Arizona, Frank and Shirley Conley, of Prairie du Chien, Bill and Judy Gander, of Madison, Ann Beers, of Steuben, Helen Blakley, of Viola, and Vicki Hale, of California; and many nieces and nephews.


Charles was preceded in death by his son, Brad Walker; daughter, Crystal Walker; his parents, Charles and Anna Walker; two brothers, Robert and Joseph Walker; and one sister, Margaret Schmidt.


Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., on Friday, June 1, at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Prairie du Chien. There will be a graveside service at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 2, at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, Eastman, with Rev. James Weighner as the officiant. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, of Prairie du Chien, is helping the family with arrangements.


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