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Stephen Edward Walker Sr.

Stephen “Steve” Edward Walker, Sr., 93, of Mascoutah, Illinois, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, handed away at Bria of Mascoutah, on Sunday, October 16, 2022, after years of loving care from household, pals, and the warmhearted employees of Bria.
Steve was born at his childhood residence on Aldrich Highway in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on July 24, 1929, which he shared together with his dad and mom and two older brothers. Steve attended Portsmouth faculties the place he performed soccer and was captain of the Portsmouth Excessive College monitor workforce, the place he broke the state file for indoor lengthy leap. He then went to the College of New Hampshire the place he was a member of the UNH monitor workforce, as nicely.
Steve was launched to his future spouse, Marion Watson, by his cousin, Florence “Pat” Holland, who was a neighbor of Marion’s within the Atlantic Heights of Portsmouth. Marion noticed Steve’s highschool senior image in Pat’s lounge and requested, “Who’s that good-looking man?” Introductions have been made and the remainder is historical past. On April 13, 1949, the couple married and lived within the Atlantic Heights whereas elevating their first two youngsters. Upon graduating UNH in 1951 with a level in accounting, Steve was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the USA Air Power. Steve and Marion had three extra youngsters and traveled as an Air Power household—dwelling at bases in New Hampshire, England, Turkey, New York, Japan, and Illinois. After retiring from the USAF in 1971, the household moved to Mascoutah, Illinois. Steve accepted a place as a chief auditor with the Veteran’s Administration in St. Louis, MO, the place he labored till he retired in 1991.
Steve and Marion lived in Mascoutah for many years the place they established a lifelong bond with neighbors, Donnie and Kay Ostrom, and their youngsters. Collectively, with different shut neighbors Bob and Jeannie White, the {couples} had common get-togethers and a number of adventures. Steve and Marion additionally spent their retirement years happening a number of cruises with daughter Patty’s household. They ceaselessly traveled to Virginia and New Hampshire to get pleasure from household visits and rejoice holidays. Along with his signature New England accent (which he refused to surrender), Steve, the resident punster and entertainer, cherished nothing greater than being within the firm of these he held pricey.
After the dying of his beloved Marion in 2010, Steve continued to stay of their household residence in Mascoutah. With well being failing, he grew to become a resident of Bria of Mascoutah nursing residence. Steve continued to share his humorousness and his enthusiasm for all times, turning into a favourite among the many employees there. He would greet the employees every morning singing the “Good Morning” track—at all times with a smile and a prepared joke. Through the covid lockdown and thereafter, Steve additionally delighted in weekly Zoom calls with household and pals. Whereas Steve’s household mourns his loss, they take consolation within the data that his puns, generosity, and love will stay on for a few years to come back.
Steve is preceded in dying by his spouse, Marion; his are from him, Bruce; his mom, Edna; his father, Henry; his brother, Richard “Rip” and spouse Margaret; his brother of him, William; his father and mother-in-law, Ernest and Eleanor Watson; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred and Mary Ann Watson and Robert and Ann Watson; “cousin” Betty Ann Snively; and neece, Deborah Watson.
Steve is survived by his youngsters, Col. Michael (Joan) Walker, USAF/Ret. of Springfield, VA; Stephen (Deborah) Walker, Jr. of Greenland, NH; Dr. Barbara Walker of Charleston, IL; and Patricia (Mark) Fairbairn of Greenland. Steve can be survived by his cherished grandchildren, Kathleen (Spencer) Fisher, Gregory (Felix Barrera) Walker, Christopher (Taylor Frarie) Walker, Andrew Fairbairn, Jessica (Joshua) Walker-Kolojeski, Shawn (Molly Shoot) Walker, Emma (Logan) ) Schmidt and Scott Walker. He’s additionally survived by many adored youngsters and nephews.
Providers: Visitation will happen on the J. Verne Wooden Funeral Residence – Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad Avenue, Portsmouth, NH, on Saturday, November fifth from 10 am to 11am. A service will then be held at 11 am, with interment to comply with at Concord Grove (South Avenue) Cemetery. A reception, lunch, and camaraderie shall be held on the Portsmouth Nation Membership at 80 Nation Membership Ln, Greenland instantly following the interment.
Memorial contributions could also be made to the charity of your alternative. For on-line condolences, go to: www.jvwoodfuneralhome.com.
Preparations are beneath the course and care of the J. Verne Wooden Funeral Residence – Buckminster Chapel, Portsmouth, NH.

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