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Charles E. Walker

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Charles E. Walker

90, died peacefully at home on April 10, 2014. He was born in Logansport, Indiana on September 21, 1923 to the late Charles and Stella Walker. On December 8, 1941, shortly after his graduation from Brownsburg High School, Charlie joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Nevada BB 36 which was the only ship to get underway during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He married Emma Jean Walker on Valentine's Day in 1952. She preceded him in death along with his sister, Mary Jean.

In the 1950's he joined H & H Bookbinding Company which he purchased in 1983. Charlie retired in 1999 and lived in his beloved Florida until 2011 when he returned to Indiana. Charlie was an Indiana Freemason and member of the Scottish Rite. He is survived by his children, Teresa Goldfarb, Patricia Hollandsworth (Independence, KS), Janet, Chuck, Sherri, Jeffrey, Michael (Irving, Tx) and Kevin Walker; brother, Dr. Frank Walker (Bainbridge Island, WA); sister, Patricia Walker, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

So that all of those that love him can celebrate his life together, a memorial service will be held on June 14, 2014 with a graveside service in Acton Cemetery. G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home , 5141 Madison Ave., is handling the arrangements. Donations may be made to Friends of the National WWII Memorial.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 13, 2014
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