Janis Walker

Janis C. Walker (Graham)

Saturday, April 18th, 1936 - Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Janis C. Walker, 84 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away Saturday, July 25,2020, at The Addison of Pleasant Prairie.

She was born April 18, 1936, in Green County, MO the daughter of the late John C. and Beulah (Sams) Graham.

On August 12, 1955, she married Larry Lee Walker in Wadena, MN and they settled in the Kenosha area in August of 2015; Larry preceded Jan in death in December of 2018.

Jan worked alongside her husband, for Graham Refrigeration for many years. She was highly active with the Wadena County Republican Party for many years and volunteered heavily with both the Boy and Girl Scouts organizations. Jan enjoyed time at their lake home in Minnesota and traveling the world with friends.

Survivors include six children, Dr. Jon Scott (Lynn) Walker of Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Thomas Alan (Mary) Walker of Boulder, CO, Dr. David Ray (Hirae) Walker of Gurnee, IL, Dr. Daniel Jay (Sara) Walker of Antioch, IL, Julie Lynn Walker (Bob Wright) of Cottage Grove, MN, and Suzann Marie (Bill) Hammel of Kenosha, WI; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Verlene (Art) Reif of California, two brothers, Gary (Marion) Graham of Minnesota, and Tim (Pam) Graham of South Dakota; sisters-in-law, Sandra (Ray) South and Josephine (Thomas) Fern, both of Minnesota. She is further survived by other special family members and friends.

We want to thank the following: Dr. Bandealy and his staff at Aurora Cancer Center, the staff at The Addison of Pleasant Prairie and Heartland Hospice, especially Deanna for taking such great care of mom.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Proko Funeral Home with funeral services commencing at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Journey Church or Kenosha Christian Life School Science Department, in her memory.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 11:00am
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev Jason Held
  • Interment

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 12:00pm
    Sunset Ridge Memorial Park
    4300 Green Bay Road
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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Michael and Lea Snyder

Posted at 05:24pm
To Janis' family - we will remember the friendship we had with Janis and Larry after purchasing Graham Refrigeration from them many years ago. Prayers to all of you. May she rest in peace. Mike and Lea Snyder - Wadena

Don and Violet Anderson

Posted at 12:28pm
Dear children of Janis Walker: Your mom and dad were special people to us. We remember when Johnny Walker had Walker Refrigeration and your dad married into it and they were always at the Red Owl Store in Wadena because of a cooler going out or something else. Janis shopped in our store and was an excellent customer. Then when Don ran for politics they were our strongest supporters. They had many fund raisers at their nice house on Hwy 10, We considered their friendship one of life's true blessings.They were very proud of their children and art work that they picked up in their travels
May God's Grace and Peace surround each one of you. Retired Senator Don Anderson and Violet

Bruce Kappeler

Posted at 12:00pm
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Janis. We are so glad that Janis and Larry and my parents were seated together at the Addison Dining Room. They got along well and looked after each other. We trust both couples are glad to be together with their spouses and will be together forever.

The Kappeler Family

Fred & Karen Parks

Posted at 09:52am
'Forever grateful for time shared in company of Janis and Larry.' 'Wishing you peace in the days ahead and joy in the memories that carry on.
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Yalanda Rishovd

Posted at 01:35pm
Sending love to my blessed cousin Janis Graham Walker. I loved her very much, she was a play mate while growing up and best friends & cousins during our adulthood!
God bless her family, we all know she is with her beloved husband Larry, in heaven with Jesus!

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