Ronald J. Walker
December 7, 1945 – September 7, 2019
Ronald James Walker, 73, of Lincoln, passed away on September 7, 2019. Ron was born in Lincoln to Wesley and Bonnie Walker on December 7, 1945. Ron attended Lincoln High School.
Ron married Patricia (Pat) McClarnon on August 14, 1965. After the first date Pat told her mother “this is the man I am going to marry.” Ron and Pat have been married 54 years. They had one daughter Shelly in 1967. He was a loving husband and a great father. His love for Pat was shown in many ways, especially going to see her in the nursing home every day for two hours.
Ron was very proud of owning his own business Walker Milk Transportation. He had a strong work ethic working at 5 a.m. seven days a week. After running the milk route, he would go back to the shop to work on the trucks, working into the evening. He enjoyed playing pool with the guys and boating with friends and family. He greatly enjoyed working on his automobiles, especially the Corvettes. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing pitch on the weekends and occasionally going to Las Vegas. He enjoyed music such as Elvis and Johnny Cash. Yogi, his little dog, was like a best friend who he called “Little Buddy.”
Ron is preceded in death by his mother and father, Bonnie and Wesley. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Shelly and her husband, Jeff; granddaughters, Amber and Carly; brother, John and his wife, Bev.
The family requests memorials be sent to The American Heart Association (www.heart.org) or The National Kidney Foundation (www.Kidney.org). The family of Ron wishes to extend our sincere thanks for all the support from his family, friends, doctors, and hospice.
Funeral Service with a luncheon to follow, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:30pm at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street, Lincoln. Interment Lincoln Memorial Park. Condolences:lincolnfh.com
- Jerry Van Amerogen, Active Pallbearer
- JW Walker, Active Pallbearer
- Aaron Bartling, Active Pallbearer
- John Ham, Active Pallbearer
- Jacob Bartling, Active Pallbearer
- Colby Walker, Active Pallbearer
- Steven Schultz, Active Pallbearer
- Steven Jones, Honorary Pallbearer
- Kris Jones, Honorary Pallbearer
- Larry Nichols, Honorary Pallbearer
- Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2019
Ronald J. Walker
James & Kandy Krieser
September 12, 2019
Pat, Shelly and family, We were so very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We always enjoyed visiting him at family functions. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
September 12, 2019
My wife and I were fortunate enough to be neighbors to Ron the past two years. I appreciated how he'd wave when we saw him outside, and if we/he had time he'd stop and chat. My daughter really enjoyed seeing Ron and saying hi.
This past winter, Ron mentioned to me that he missed having a dog. Around that same time, I noticed the neighborhood bunnies spending a lot of time in his yard. He'd been giving them carrots. It was a small act, and a good one.
We didn't know Ron well, but were happy to live next door to him. His kindness and warmth were evident, as was his love for his wife and family. We'll miss him.
September 11, 2019
I feel like I've known Ron and Pat my whole life. I was only 17 when we met. We raised our families together, laughed and cried together and always had each other's backs. Maybe Ron and Jim are hanging out together, with no aches and pains, laughing and talking about whatever it is that men talk about. It's a great picture! Pat and Shelly, you are in my prayers and always in my heart! Love always, Pam
September 9, 2019
I will always remember the fun times I had with you: thumb wrestling, singing Flying Purple People Eater, and scaring my friends and I on Halloween. I will especially remember the many boating adventures on Branched Oak Lake and Sprague. I loved going on the milk route with you. I was so pleased when your dreams came true of owning your own business and driving the 77 Corvette with t-tops. You asked if I wanted to see how fast it would go. I sheepishly said "yes." We flew down the hiway at a rate of speed I won't mention here! You lived a life of adventure with nights filled playing pitch, weekends of hunting with the guys or playing pool You always found time for me and were a great listener. You lived a full life and you should be proud to be such a fantastic dad. I smile when I think of you telling me I love you kid or I love you pumpkin. I smile when I think of our trips to Las Vegas or the White River. I will miss calling you every night to just talk. You were not just my dad; you were my friend,