Obituary of Otto Walker
Otto J. Walker
June 30, 1927 ~ January 29, 2018
Otto J. Walker, 90, Gas City, went to be with the Lord at 4 p.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018, in his home. He was born in Imlay City, Michigan, on June 30, 1927, to the late Otto J. and Bernice L. (Rathka) Walker. He married Fondah Ann Smith on February 23, 1946.
Otto retired as the superintendent of the Department of Public Works for Village of North Branch in 1991. He was a well-known horseman of American Quarter Horses in North Branch, Michigan, for 40 years. Otto was very devoted to his family. He loved riding horses, showing horses, and enjoyed riding motorcycles.
Otto is survived by his wife, Fondah; daughters, Bethany Malburg, Gas City, and Mary Lynne Walker, Marion; brother, Arnold (Sally) Walker, Lake City, Michigan; grandchildren, Donald Malburg, Allen (Susan) Malburg, and Randall Malburg; great-grandchildren, A.J. Malburg, Andy Malburg, and Adley Malburg; and his beloved dog, Rosie.
Otto was preceded in death by sisters, Lucille Seib-Ruby, Imogene B. Burke, Marion G. Ruby, and Donna Gouine.
The family will receive visitors from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Westview Wesleyan Church, 1300 W. 6th St., Jonesboro, Indiana. A celebration of life for Otto will begin at 12:30 p.m. with Pastors Chuck McCullum and Ryan Budde officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery, Fairmount.
Arrangements are entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 East Main Street, Gas City, Indiana.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Ste. 1180-S, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 and Westview Wesleyan Church, 1300 W. 6th St., Jonesboro, Indiana 46938.
Online condolences may be made to www.nswcares.com.
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