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Duane Lyle Walker


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Duane Lyle Walker Obituary
Duane Lyle Walker, 63, was born September 13, 1952 in Akron, CO to George and Vera (McFarlin)Walker. Duane was the sixth of seven children. Duane lost his battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on May 31, 2016 and went to be with the Lord.
Duane grow up in Platner, Colorado. He attended Platner school to 3rd grade and then he went to Otis school. He received his GED, and attended a Vocational fiber glass school.
While working for Hall Grain in Anton he met his wife Verta Perkins. They were married on November 29, 1975. For a brief time Verta and Duane lived in Kansas where there daughter Teresa was born. Moving back to the Anton area in 1979 where their second daughter, Jennifer was born. He was employed by the Anton Coop for over 30 years. He cherished his many friends and customer that he met through his work.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents George and Vera Walker, a brother Dean Walker, and a sister Doris Chadwick Lockard.
He is survived by his wife Verta Walker, two daughters, Teresa Hatcher and significant other Michael Collins, of Nebraska, Jennifer and Justin Bolinger, of Montana, six grandchildren Sierra, Kelsianna and Cole Hatcher, Riata, Ty and Dorothy Jean Bolinger. His sisters Deloris Eikenberg and Dorothy Wilson of Colorado, his brothers Dennis Walker of Kansas, Delman and Pauline Walker of Mississippi.
A funeral service was held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Foursquare Church of Akron. Interment followed at the Akron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Community First Foundation, to benefit those affected by Leukemia. 1721 E. 19th Ave. Suite 300 Denver, CO 80218, Attn: Lisa Dowd.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on June 8, 2016
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