Esther M. (Howlett) Walk
Esther M. Walk, 88, of Kanawha passed away Friday, December 7, 2007 at the Kanawha Community Home in Kanawha surrounded by her children.
Funeral services for Esther Walk will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Kanawha Lutheran Church with Janelle Siffring, AiM officiating. Burial will be in Amsterdam Township Cemetery near Kanawha.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 10, 2007 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Ewing Dugger Funeral Home in Kanawha and continue one hour prior to services at the church.
Esther Marie Walk was born on November 26, 1919 in Erin Township the daughter of Charles and Effie (Bray) Howlett. She attended rural school and graduated from Kanawha High School in 1937.
On February 26, 1937 she was united in marriage to Fred William Walk at the Little Brown Church. This marriage blessed them with 7 children. They farmed near Kanawha until the death of her husband in 1960. She remained on the farm and raised her children until retiring in 1972. Esther was a member of the Kanawha Lutheran Church.
Esther loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren enjoying shopping trips, birthday parties and holiday gatherings. She also enjoyed coffee parties with her friends, gardening, watching and feeding the birds and flowers, especially her rose bed.
Left to cherish her memory are her 5 daughters: Judy (Harold) Bohlen of Shakopee, Minnesota, Jane (Jack) Mewes of West Bend, Iowa, Betty (Lyle) Faris of Kanawha, Iowa, Diane Omvig of Kanawha, Iowa, Donna (Todd) Wolf of Garner, Iowa; one son, David (Doreen) Walk of Kanawha, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Effie Howlett, her husband Fred Walk, one son Bill Walk, one sister Opal Ryerson; 3 brothers: Harry, Howard and Robert Howlett; one grandson Nickolas Pogge, one daughter-in-law Myrna Walk and one son-in-law Roger Omvig.