Thief River Falls – Florence Walker passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls.
Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Red Lake Falls.
Florence Keim was born December 20, 1924 in Plummer, daughter of Frank and Anna (Schiefert) Keim. She was raised in Plummer and the family moved to Red Lake Falls where she graduated from Lafayette High School in 1942.
Florence attended Normal Training at Moorhead and received her teaching certificate. She taught country school east of Red Lake Falls.
Florence was united in marriage to Donald Walker on June 19, 1947 in Red Lake Falls. To this union six children were born. The couple made their home on the Walker Farm east of Red Lake Falls where she continued to live until moving to Sunview in Red Lake Falls then to Valley Home in Thief River Falls and later to Greenleaf Assisted Living and the Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls.
Florence enjoyed flowers and gardening. She was a lifelong active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters.
Florence is survived by her children: Lloyd (Charlene) Walker of Mentor, Arlene (Derald) Mercil of Argyle, Brian (Gayle) Walker of Woodbury and Diane (David) Malcomson of Rochester; daughter-in-law Pam Walker of Red Lake Falls; grandchildren: Amy Kinsella, Becky Walker, Katie (Brandon) Holter, Andy (Sara) Walker, Sarah (Pete) Matcha, Jennifer (Chad) Mercil, Tamara (Ryan) Bussman, Michael (Stephanie) Mercil, Jonathan (Morgan) Mercil, Amber Walker, Aaron (Lorrana) Walker, Zane (Kerrie) Malcomson, Tyler Malcomson and Rayna Malcomson; great-grandchildren Jacob Frenzel, Isaac Frenzel, Mahli Holter, Zakk Holter, Jett Holter, Norah Holter, Esme Walker, Remy Walker, Briony Walker, Emme Matcha, Elise Matcha, Claire Matcha, Abigail Bridenstine, Henry Bussman, Oscar Bussman, Kyla Mercil, Drew Mercil, Kenedy Krueger-Wasilowski and Karter Malcomson; sister Gloria (Sheldon) Payment of South Milwaukee, WI; sisters-in-law Hazel Keim of Michigan, Deloris Keim of Thief River Falls and Sharon Dupont of Red Lake Falls; along with many nieces and nephews.
Florence is preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, sons Paul and Alan; brothers Richard Keim, Arnold Keim and Clarence Keim.