Janet Walker
FUNERAL HOME
Feller & Clark Funeral Homes
875 S Wayne St
Waterloo, IN

WATERLOO - Janet Walker was the quintessential "Mom's Mom." At the center of five generations of family, her door on the farm north of Waterloo was always open, and the cookie jar full. That's why she will be remembered with such love, missed, and her life celebrated.

Janet passed away on April 27, 2021 at the age of 90.

She was a devoted mother to seven children, Denny (Joann) Walker of Waterloo, Laura Walker from Malaga, Spain, Craig (Linda) Walker of Waterloo, Frank (Karen) Walker of Waterloo, Renee (Mike) Fender from Hamilton, Gail (Ken) Sanders from Hudson and Brian (Tatiana) Walker from Hamilton. An involved grandmother to 19 grandchildren, a proud great-grandmother to 18 great-grandchildren and could not believe her good fortune to also have enjoyed 3 great-great-grandchildren. Each new baby was a special bundle to be held and savored with joy in her eyes and arms.

No activity or accomplishment was too small to acknowledge and celebrate with her beloved family. Her calendar was full of birthday dates, anniversaries, etc. and she never missed sending a card.

As a young farm wife, she became a charter member of the Never Idle Homemakers Club and formed friendships that lasted her lifetime. With her club members, she sewed blankets for babies born at DeKalb Hospital, clothes for the children in Haiti and countless other projects that benefited both her local community and those beyond from years of the frugal use of the resources at hand. She was named Homemaker of the Year in 2019.

Although a 90th birthday party was not possible this past November due to COVID, 90-plus family and friends showered her with birthday cards that arrived in numbers each day and gave her continuing pleasure as she thumbed through the birthday card scrapbook.

She was a loving spouse to Earl Walker for 63 years until his death in August 2012. She also mourned the death of her eldest son Denny, grandson Ben Walker, her parents Shirl and Minnie Wilhelm, five brothers Hubert Wilhelm, Dale Wilhelm, Glenn Wilhelm, Keith Wilhelm and Royal Wilhelm.

Her life will be celebrated on May 5, 2021 at the Feller Funeral Home in Waterloo, Indiana. Calling is from 12 noon to 3 p.m. with the funeral starting at 3 p.m. officiated by family. Burial follows at the Waterloo Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Heartland Hospice or the Veteran's Association of DeKalb County.

To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark.com.


Published by KPCNews on May 2, 2021.
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875 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, IN
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875 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, IN
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Clint and Maggie Stemen
May 4, 2021
To the Walker Family:
I am very sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a lovely, kind, and thoughtful neighbor that we were lucky to have. Sure thinking of you and your family.

Karen Delbecq McInerny
Karen Delbecq McInerny
Neighbor
May 3, 2021
Lacy Ann Brister
May 2, 2021
To the entire Walker family, we extend our deepest sympathy. Renee and I became friends through our daughters...my husband worked with Frank on the Railroad. Janet always had a smile and loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and I am sure the great great grands gave her much delight. I know you will all miss her, but she is sewing and cooking in Heaven! May your hearts be filled with the memories you all shared.
John and Jackie Burkhart
Friend
May 2, 2021
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May 2, 2021
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