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Oliver M. Walkner

Oliver M. Walkner, 84, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Solon Nursing Care Center following a long illness. Oliver’s wishes were to donate his body to science through the Deeded Body Program at the University of Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, followed by an open house from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4150 Bluejay Dr., Cedar Rapids. Brosh Chapel & The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids is serving the family.
Oliver “Fuzz” is survived by his children Mike (Connie), Wayne (Laurie), Sandy (Dave) Samek, Mark (Tammy), Sharon (Kent) Ricklefs, Kelly Walkner, and Shelly (Lou Ann) Walkner; stepchildren Bev (Ed) Reuther, Alan (Jody) McMurrin, Dave McMurrin, Scott McMurrin and Susan Christofferson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Evelyn (Russell) Carver, Rose Lockhart and Jane (Curtis) Schantz; many nieces and nephews; and his cat “DC.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives Mary Lou, Edna, and Lois, son-in-law Butch Roose, brothers Jerry, Allen “Peewee,” George, and Harry, sisters Dorothy Lazenby and Margie Walkner, and two brothers-in law John Lockhart and Harley Lazenby.
Oliver was born in 1932 in Mason City, the son of Parkie and Mary Walkner. He graduated from Marion High School. He then joined the Marines and after leaving the service he became a Cedar Rapids police officer until his retirement. Following retirement, he continued working various jobs in the Cedar Rapids area. He enjoyed woodworking, motorcycles, and above all, his grandchildren.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Solon Nursing Care Center for their kind and compassionate care given to “Fuzz” over the last three years.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice in Oliver’s name.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.