William “Bill” Walker, age 67, of Manawa, Wisconsin, passed away at home on Saturday following a brief illness. Bill was born on September 17, 1946, son of Gordon and the late Mae (Boettcher) Walker. He graduated from Appleton West High School in 1964, and shortly after proudly joined the United States Army earning the rank of first lieutenant. On July 28, 1990, Bill married the love of his life, Judy Limpert, in Snowmass, Colorado. They shared 24 wonderful years of marriage.
Bill had a love for all animals. He and Judy raised and showed horses, and were part of a basset hound rescue and adoption program in Colorado. Bill worked as a project manager at Myers and Company in Basalt, Colorado, for over 25 years. He also enjoyed working on cars and building things. Above all, he cherished the time he spent with his family.
Bill is survived by his wife Judy Walker; four children: Tim (Barb) Hanson, Mike (Amy) Hanson, Tracy (Rick) Felten, and Jim (Simone) Hanson; his grandchildren: Kayla (fiance Ben), Jordyn, Morgan, Brent, Hunter and Brody; and great-grandchild Carter. He is further survived by his parents Gordon and Iola (Goldbeck) Walker; his siblings: Jill Liebscher, Kathy Walker, Scott Walker, David (Cathy) Walker and Paul Walker; in-laws: Gary (Barb) Limpert, Pat Limpert, Scott (Deb) Limpert and Kelly (Cal) Watters and her children Amanda and Nick Siebers; he will be missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Mae Walker; father-in-law and mother-in-law Daniel and Karly Limpert; brother-in-law Daniel Limpert Jr.; and numerous beloved pets.
A memorial service for Bill will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME TRI-COUNTY CHAPEL, 1592 Oneida St, Appleton, Wisconsin, with Rev. Gary Nokleberg officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.wichmannfargo.com.
You were my soul mate! I will love and miss you every day of my life. You will be sadly missed by everyone but I now know you are at peace and are not hurting anymore. I love you!
You were always my biggest fan in life and a big supporter in a good education, thank you! I will miss your big hugs. I love you and will miss you so much. I hope I have made you proud.
Love your KK
I’ll miss you playing ball with me. I will keep looking for that treasure.
You were very special to me. Thanks for being a great dad and always looking out for me. I will miss you.
We will miss you so very much. You were a great guy and fun to laugh with. We won’t ever forget you.
-Uncle Kelly, Cal, Amanda and Nick
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