Gene Walker was known as man ready for work

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Funeral services for Eugene “Gene” C. Walker, 68, of Mobridge, will be Friday, Jan. 6, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Mobridge, with Rev. Tim Shrimpton officiating.Gene passed away Dec. 30, 2011, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge.

Eugene “Gene” Charles Walker was born Jan. 12, 1943, in Mandan, N.D., to Adam and Lillie (Hauck) Walker. Gene grew up and was raised in Selfridge, N.D., until the age of 15. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Mobridge where Gene attended high school.

Gene married Finnabea Hettick in 1964. To this union two daughters were born, Kimberly and Karmalita, along with five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Gene was always known as a man ready to work. He enjoyed everything he did from working on the railroad as a conductor and brakeman, driving truck for Jensen’s Rock and Sand in the summer and delivering fuel for Mobridge Gas in winters.

He married Debbie Beeghly in 1982, in Kingsley, Iowa. They both had a true passion for horses. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.

Gene is survived by his special friend, Debbie Walker of Mobridge; his daughters, Kim (Brad) Riggen of Deadwood and Karm Wright of Bismarck; grandchildren, Morgan (Darin) Anderson, Dareus J. (Jackie) Montreal, Monica Gilbert, Rusty Montreal and William A. Gilbert; great-grandchildren, Corbin Montreal, Mason Anderson, Reid Montreal, Faith Montreal and Braxton Anderson; sister, Linda (Ron) Deinert; brother, Dale Walker; nephew, Troy (Shawna) Walker; and niece, Jerri (Bob) Volk; along with other extended family and friends.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Lillie Walker; and a brother, Clarence Walker.

Organist will be Corrine Schlomer. Troy Walker and Bob Volk will serve as ushers.

Casketbearers will be Steven Schneider, Kenny Walker, Kyle Jensen, Kenny Jensen, Bob Yockem and Jason Deinert. All family and friends are honorary casketbearers.

Burial will be private.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 5, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stout Family Funeral Home.

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