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Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN

OBITUARY

Karl F. Walker

November 10, 1934August 25, 2019
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Karl F. Walker, 84 of Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Karl was born on November 10, 1934 in Greensburg, the son of Sheldon and Mildred (Rolfes) Walker. He was a 1952 graduate of Greensburg High School. After high school he attended Hanover College, graduating from there in 1956. Later that same year, on November 17, 1956, he married Patricia Rasdall. He finished up his schooling at Indiana University, graduating in 1959 with his Law Degree. Karl practiced Law in Decatur County for 51 years. He was partner of the Rolfes, Garvey, Walker and Robbins Firm and held four terms as Prosecuting Attorney in Decatur County. He was a member of the Kiwanis, the Greensburg Country Club, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Elks Lodge and the Indiana Bar Association. Karl loved to travel, golf and play cards with his buddies. Survivors include his wife of 62 years Patricia, his son – Greg (Laura) Walker of Boise, ID; his two daughters – Kimberly Kazimier of Fortville, IN and Kelly (David) Oakley of Greensburg; his six grandchildren – Nicole Walker, Michael Walker, Zach Kazimier, Shane Kazimier, Greg Oakley and Erica Oakley; and four great grandchildren – Colden Oakley, Brelynn Oakley, Chloe Kazimier and Avery Kazimier. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Mary Ann Maudlin. A Rosary will be prayed on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 3PM and visitation will follow from 4PM – 8PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will begin at 3PM on Friday, August 30, 2019 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Sheldon Walker, Father (deceased)
  • Mildred Walker, Mother (deceased)
  • Patricia Carol Walker, Wife
  • Greg (Laura) Walker, Son
  • Kimberly (Bill) Kazimier, Daughter
  • Kelly (David) Oakley, Daughter
  • Nicole Walker, Grandchild
  • Michael Walker, Grandchild
  • Zack Kazimier, Grandchild
  • Shane Kazimier, Grandchild
  • Greg Oakley, Grandchild
  • Erica Oakley, Grandchild
  • Colden Oakley, Great Grandchild
  • Brelynn Oakley, Great Grandchild
  • Chloe Kazimier, Great Grandchild
  • Avery Kazimier, Great Grandchild
  • Mary Ann Maudlin, Sister (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Greg Walker
  • David Oakley
  • Greg Oakley
  • Erica Oakley
  • Zach Kazimier
  • Shane Kazimier
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church

Services

  • Rosary Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, August 30, 2019

Memories

Karl F. Walker

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Robert & Jean Scheidler

September 1, 2019

Dear Pat & Family,
We wish to extend our prayers and sympathy at thr death of Karl.
We have known him our entire life. We thought he was a very intelligent man and a good person

Roy Alyea

August 29, 2019

Pat,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless Karl.

Best to you and your family.

Karen and Roy Alyea

Phillip Hart

August 29, 2019

Condolences to Karl's family and friends. Karl was the kind of guy that could always get a smile out of you. He was a good one and we'll all miss him. Peace to his entire family. Prayers are with you!

Thomas Mote

August 28, 2019

karl and i tried several cases together. he was a great lawyer, who taught me a lot about life and the law. condolences to pat and all the family

William O Smith

August 28, 2019

I began practicing law in Greensburg in1973. I remember my first criminal case when Karl was Prosecuting Attorney. I learned by Karl's example. The most important need, ability and attitude for a prosecutor is to be fair. I learned that ability and its importance from Karl.

Karl was an excellent attorney in all areas of the general practice of law. He always did his research and never tried to "bluff" his way through his cases. He worked very hard in his practice, but it always appeared that his work and representation of clients were effortless.

Karl worked hard and played hard. Bar meetings and social events were dull without him. During the past few years, we have missed Karl's presence socially and in the practice of law, his humor, his enthusiasm and his friendly greeting every time he saw one of us.

KARL: You were the lawyer-model and law practice standard that Bill Robbins and I tried to follow. That was a tremendous gift to both of us. The courthouse records are forever inscribed with evidence of your excellent work.

William O Smith, Indiana Attorney # 396-16 [Retired]
Prosecuting Attorney, 69th Judicial Circuit, Indiana

Janet Neimeyer and family

August 27, 2019

Pat and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. Janet

Carol & Paul Perkins

August 27, 2019

Pat,
While no words of ours can ease your loss, we want you to know you are in our thoughts & prayers during this time of sorrow.
With deepest sympathy,
Carol & Paul Perkins

Beverly Stiers

August 26, 2019

Pat and family, so sorry to hear of Karl’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers
🙏💕🙏🙏💕

Judith & Paul Schneider

August 26, 2019

Pat & Family so sorry to hear about Karl passing your family will be in are prayers Judith Skotzke-Schneider

Budd and June Ryle and Family

August 26, 2019

Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this very difficult time. May our Almighty God wrap his loving arms around all of you. Love, hugs and prayers.

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