Thomas Walker, 79, of Lake City, passed away July 8, 2019, at the Cumberland Health Care Center in Wisconsin. He was born to William and Hazel (Cramblit) Walker on May 10, 1940, in Eau Claire, Wis.
Tom grew up in Eau Claire, Wis., and graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School. After graduation, he went to work for American Motors in Kenosha, Wis. Tom married Mary Jo Lauer on May 9, 1958. They were later divorced. He worked at Gould Inc. in Eau Claire and later moved to Lake City and worked for Federal Mogel from 1971 till 2006 when he retired. Tom married Linda Wilcox on Dec. 26, 1995, in Stewartville. After retirement, he worked for Frontenac Golf Course and did cleaning for the DNR for several years. Tom enjoyed feeding the birds, gardening and spending time with his family and loved to fish. Tom was able to give a last gift to someone in being an organ donor.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; one daughter, Lynda Walker of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; three stepchildren, Allen Erickson of Anchorage, Alaska, Jody Erickson of Jacksonville, Florida, and Jolene Erickson of Rochester; two grandchildren, Amber Adams and Megan Kolpien; six step grandchildren, Ashlynne Spencer, Dallen Erickson, Kai Erickson, Annabelle Erickson, Joseph Erickson and Isaac Erickson; four brothers, Bob (Arletta) Walker, Jim (Joan) Walker, Richard (Vicki) Walker and Gary (Mary) Walker; two sisters, Millie (Roger) Briettigon and Rosie (Denny) Pecore, all of Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ron Walker.
The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, at First Congregational Church in Lake City, with Rev. David Badgley officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Funeral arrangements are by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel. Online condolences may be placed at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.