LONG LAKE TOWNSHIP -- Lewis C. Walker, 80, Long Lake Township, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at his home.
He was born Feb. 28, 1923, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to Joseph G. and Amelia (Franzen) Walker. He lived in Michigan as a young boy. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. After his discharge, he married Donna Dahl on March 30, 1946, in Waseca. He lived in Waseca for 30 years. He held numerous jobs in Waseca, including as a mechanic for Patton Chevrolet, co-owner of Standard Gas, Sinclair Gas and truck stop and co-owner with Vic Johnston in a refrigeration business. He graduated from Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis with a degree in refrigeration and worked for Hill Refrigeration. He moved to Colorado and continued to work for Hill Refrigeration for 10 years until he retired in 1989. He then made his home on South Long Lake. He was active in the American Legion and the VFW.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, South Long Lake; two sons, Steve Walker, Jackson, and Jim Walker, Ramsey; two daughters, Becki Coulombe, Waseca, and Sue Brown, Hastings; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Two brothers and a grandson died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Bob Twiton officiating. Burial will be 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis with military honors.
Friends may call one hour before services Monday at the church.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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