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Paul Walker 08/07/2018

Paul Walker 08/07/2018

Paul Edward Walker of River Falls, WI passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Paul is survived by his wife Peggy, children Emily (Tom) Velure, Kaitlin (Ryan) Thorson, Hans-Paul (Steffanie) Walker and nephew Tim Neurer; grandchildren Greyson, Emerson, Cooper and Finley. Also survived by his sisters Kae Walker (Richard DeWitt) and Carol (Ron) Solberg, sister in-law and brother in-law Theresa (David) Scherbel, brother in-law and sister in-law Michael (Wendy) Neurer; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Paul is preceded in death by his parents Edward and Ruth Walker.

Paul was born in River Falls on August 25th, 1945. He graduated from River Falls Area High School in 1963 and from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1971 with degrees in Psychology and Sociology following his service in the United States Army. Paul was a fourth-generation dairy farmer and lived on the family farm his entire life.

A celebration of Paul’s life was held on Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at the River Falls Golf Club in River Falls, WI from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a light dinner from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm and sharing of memories at 5:30 pm. Private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements by Bakken-Young Funeral and Cremation Services in River Falls.


  • Lynn Erickson Posted August 7, 2018 2:33 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We haven’t seen each other since our twenties but I always remember his as a happy kind individual.

  • Roxi Posted August 9, 2018 6:43 pm

    As a neighbor I’ve gotten to know Paul and his family as some of the most kind and giving people I’ve ever met. We will miss you Paul.

  • Karen Johns Posted August 9, 2018 9:57 pm

    Steffanie just know I am thinking about you and the family. Hold on too all the wonderful memories you do have. Hug’s!

  • Peggy Bruzda Posted August 10, 2018 1:16 am

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to your family

  • Sheri Magnsuson Posted August 10, 2018 1:24 am

    Peggy, I am so very sorry!

  • Richard timmerman Posted August 10, 2018 2:14 am

    I am saddened by Paul’s death. Paul was in the very first Vietnam veterans counselling group in River Falls organized through the VA and Pierce County Human Services. It was there that I began to know Paul as a caring and sensitive individual who always chose conciliation over conflict in his life. Paul will be missed, but forever in memories.

  • Catherine Harrington Posted August 11, 2018 5:07 pm

    All our deepest sympathy to Paul’s family. Paul and Peggy have been such good lifelong friends to my sister Alice Gonzalo, and therefore part of our family. The whole Harrington family is grieving with you and thinking of you now.
    Cathy Harrington

  • Michele Posted August 12, 2018 1:41 pm

    Very sad time for Paul’s family and friends. He had a great smile and a laugh and kind words. He was the kind of person that reminded everyone of the goodness people, and life is good . . He has blessed many and will be missed!

  • Linda Halvorson Posted August 19, 2018 3:15 pm

    I was sad to hear about Paul. I am praying for the family. He has always been fun. He was a great guy. I know I will miss him.

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