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Harry William Walker, Major, USAF (Retired)November 14, 1934 – July 14, 2017
Harry William Walker, 82 of Worden, Illinois passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois.
Born November 14, 1934 in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, he was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Harry Edward Walker. He married Karen M. Andersen on August 8, 1959 in Granite City, Illinois and she survives.
He worked as a Helicopter Pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years during the Vietnam War and served two terms as a Search & Rescue Pilot. He later became a Plant Protection Officer at Lockheed Martin.
He is survived by his wife, Karen M. Walker of Worden, IL; 1 daughter, Zoe Hauprich of Worden, IL; 1 son, William A. Walker of California; 4 grandchildren, William M. Walker, Kathryn K. Walker, Andrew J. Hauprich, and Deidre Z. Martinez; 1 great grandson, Braulio Martinez; daughter-in-law, Rose A. Walker of Worden, IL. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, Harry John Walker and Kevin M. Walker.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 AM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Graveside Services will follow at 1:00 PM at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO with Chaplain Andre D’Arden officiating. Memorials are suggested to K-9 for Warriors Fund.