Martha Walker was great cook
Funeral services for Martha E. Walker, 85, of McLaughlin, were held Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at UCC Church in McLaughlin.
Burial was in the McLaughlin Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Martha passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge.
Martha E. Metzger was born on April 23, 1928, in Corson County to George G. and Martha (Moser) Metzger.
Martha married Reinhold R. Walker in 1945 and to this union five children were born: Roger R., Carol, Ronald R., Royce R. and Robert.
Martha was a great cook. The table was always open to anyone hungry at her house. There was always someone showing up for a meal, whether it would be friends, family or a salesman. Lunch was always ready. Martha was known for her knoepfla soup, which won her first place in the 1995 Corson County knoepfla soup cook-off.
Martha was a big help on the farm, helping Reinhold with the milking and other farm chores. She liked to garden and canned what she raised. She also loved her farm cats and chickens.
Martha is survived by her children, Roger Walker of Selby, Carol Walker of Belgrade, Mont., Ronald (LaVonne) Walker of McLaughlin and Royce (Cari) Walker of McLaughlin; eight grandchildren, Travis Syvrud of Belgrade, Ryan (Jessica) Walker of Gillette, Wyo., Nathaniel Walker of McLaughlin, Benjamin (Shelly) Walker of Bismarck, N.D., Brittni (Matt) Dobowey of Max, N.D., Rason (Annie) Walker of Mobridge, Robin (Allen) Rau of Java and Shelli (Jason) Kahler of Rapid City; 12 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Alvina Walker of Rapid City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Reinhold R. Walker, son Robert, granddaughter Charity Jo, four brothers and four sisters.