David A. Walker (1966 - 2010)

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Funeral services for David A. Walker, 43, were conducted by Pastor Kay E. Steddom at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan, 8, 2010, at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. Honorary casket bearers were: Richard Walker, Tommy Beerbower, Harry Shriner, Terry Stockbauer, Tom Anderson and sons, Billy Bolin and sons, Larry Bolin, Randy Hampton, and James Sullivan. Casket bearers were: Roger Wright, Bobby Crawley, Henry Thompson, Jim Sorensen, Rick Ensley, and Randy Huff. Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
David Andrew Walker, the son of William Lawrence and Barbara Jean Ashley Walker, was born Dec. 31, 1966, in Des Moines, Iowa and died from complications of cancer on Jan. 5, 2010, at his home in Audubon, Iowa at the age of 43 years and four days.
Dave was baptized and confirmed at the Central Lutheran Church in Des Moines. He attended Des Moines public schools then later received his GED while living in Little Rock, Ark. While living in Arkansas, Dave worked as a carpenter for a friend and traveled to many different parts of the country building turkey barns for several years. He then returned to Des Moines, where he worked for a company involved with plastic extrusion, making many different products from car bumpers to containers for lottery tickets. In the latter part of 2000 Dave moved to Audubon. He has been employed by Trausch Industries (EBI) where he worked in the parts building until he had to retire, in the first part of July 2009, due to his failing health.
Dave loved to fish and enjoyed watching any type of auto racing, especially NASCAR. He also enjoyed watching football with his favorite team being the Pittsburg Steelers. Dave liked listening to his scanner keeping track of what was happening around the community. He loved music and was always whistling, singing, or keeping rhythm with his keys.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents: Ralph and Ruth Ashley and William and Esther Walker; and his uncle: Ralph Earl Ashley, Jr.
Survivors include his daughters: Justine Walker and Philena Walker both of Des Moines; his mother: Barbara Jean Ashley of Audubon; his brother: Richard Allen Walker of Des Moines; his sisters: Laura Walker of Davenport, Iowa, Beth Ann and husband Mike Palmer of Des Moines, and Mary Alice Walker of Keokuk, Iowa; the love of his life: Amy Christensen of Audubon, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Jan. 15 to Jan. 22, 2010