Ronald Frederick Walker died peacefully at the Knoxville Hospital, emergency room on Sunday October 11, 2020 at the age of 63.
Visitation for Ron will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with Ron’s family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the Living Word Fellowship Church in Knoxville. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. Face masks and social distancing are recommended.
Ron is survived by his wife, Mary Walker of Knoxville; children, Lauren Augustin (Matt) of Grinnell, Iowa, Ryan Walker of West Des Moines, Iowa and Adam Walker of Knoxville, Iowa; grandchildren Will and Luke Augustin. Ron is also survived by his brother Roger Walker (Diane) of New London, Iowa and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Wilbur and Edna (Wischmeier) Walker.
Ron was born on November 12, 1956 in Burlington, Iowa to Wilbur and Edna (Wischmeier) Walker. He was raised and graduated from New London High School. After high school, he graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1978 with a degree in Political Science and attended the University of Tulsa Law School.
Ron married Mary Owens whom he met in college. She was the Homecoming Queen and Ron was the Homecoming King. After moving to Knoxville, Ron began working with William Hardin as a general practice attorney. Ron and Mary raised three children together in Knoxville. His children remember him as a loving father with a quick wit and a good sense of humor.
Ron loved sports and was an excellent racquetball player. He coached several of his children’s teams including Little League baseball, soccer, and flag football. He was a generous, committed Christian individual who served his church by participating in mission work. He also contributed to his community by serving as the Knoxville School Board President during construction of a new high school. Ron was passionate about politics and current events. He loved reading, eating out with his family, and traveling.
In memory of Ron, donations can be given to the family and will be shared with Rick Renner Ministries, Global Media Ministries, and Central Iowa Christian School. Condolences may be sent to
. The family would like to thank caregivers and hospital staff for their devoted care to Ron during his long illness.