Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Lewis Walker, Jr.

Lewis E. Walker, Jr., age 91, formerly of 2835 Bluff Ridge Drive, Quincy, died on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm in Sunset Home.

He was born June 4, 1921 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of Lewis E. and Linda Ruth Ahle Walker. On February 4, 1950 he married Ila F. Hughs in Davenport, Iowa. She survives.

Lewis was a 1941 graduate of Keokuk High School. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a storekeeper for 15 years at the First Mississippi Fertilizer Co. in Fort Madison, Iowa. Lewis was a member of the Church of Christ where he served as an Elder and Deacon. He was also very proud of his work in the Church of Christ Prison Ministry. Lewis was coordinator at the senior center in Carthage for nine years. He took great pride in tending his orchard and working in his garden in Hamilton. He volunteered at Blessing Hospital and Sunset Home, and various mailings. In his spare time Lewis enjoyed woodworking and furniture repairs.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: two children, Dennis (Kathy Ann) Walker of Mt. Pleasant, IA, and Linda (Harold) Randall of Iowa City, IA; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jean and Leland Walker.

Services: 10:00 am Friday, February 15, 2013, at Church of Christ with Mr. Jeremy Schopper officiating.

Burial: Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa

Visitation: 5 – 7 pm Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: Church of Christ, Gospel Chariots or Haitian Christian Foundation.


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of Arrangements.


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Lewis and Ila have always been like a 3rd set of grandparents to me. They have been a great example to me as a Christian and have always had a constant loving presence in my life. I have so many happy memories as a child of visiting their house in Hamilton. We shared a lot of fun times and great meals. We were so blessed to have Lewis in our lives and we’ll miss him dearly.

  2. My heart and thoughts are with you Aunt Ila, Dennis & Linda. Find peace that he is now with the Lord and that you each made his life rich with your love as he enriched your lives with his. I wish I could be there to give you my hugs.

    Love you all. Niece & Cousin Carol Ann

  3. Dennis and Kathy,
    I hope you know how much I wish you only great things in life. My thoughts and prayers are with my old neighbors and with your family at this time.
    I only got to meet your dad a few times at Old Threshers. He was a very nice man and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  4. To my Aunt Ila and all of my cousins, my condolences. I know you have a treasure chest full of wonderful memories, and I send you my love and hugs. Marie, aka Marylou Walker.

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