Glen E. Walker

Glen E. Walker, 89, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Sunday, November 19, 2017.Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Steven Pettit officiating.  Burial was in the Kimball Cemetery.  Friends may visit to view the obituary and leave condolences for the family.  Memorials may be given to New Hope Assembly of God Church Mission fund or Kimball Food Pantry.Glen Eldon Walker was born on April 3, 1928, the son of Bert and Alice (Amsberry) Walker.  The family moved to Thedford where he began his schooling.  They later moved to Seneca where he graduated in 1948.  During his school years he worked at various ranches in the area.  He was at the Merz ranch working alone with about 2,000 head of cattle when the blizzard of 1949 hit, there were some calves born that he had to carry into the house to keep them alive.Glen later went to Kimball with his cousin Fred Fricke and he did farm work until being drafted in 1951.  He was stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky where he was shipped out to the Korean War.  He was honorably discharged from Camp Carson, Colorado in 1953.  Glen returned to his family in Seneca.He was married to Marlene Kuhlman in 1954 in Kimball and to this union Theresa and Wade were born.  Glen went to work for Kimball Co-op Oil where he drove their gas truck for 18 years.  He then went to work for the City of Kimball as their street superintendent until his retirement in 1992.  He never fully retired, he worked as a school crossing guard for 15 years and also worked part time at Z & S Oil Field Construction in their office.He was a member of the New Hope Assembly of God Church.  He was also a member of the Kimball Lions Club and served as president in 1990 when the club celebrated their 70th Anniversary as Nebraska’s second oldest club. One of his projects was working with the Christmas food basket program for a number of years.  He was a charter member of the Keep Kimball Beautiful program, and also the VFW and American Legion.  He was a volunteer for the Kimball Senior Opportunity Center delivering Meals on Wheels.Survivors include his wife Marlene Walker of Kimball; daughter Theresa (Paul) Vigil of Albuquerque, NM; son Wade (Karen) Walker of Kimball; grandchildren Timothy (Angie) Hickox of Albuquerque, NM, Robin (Patrick) Sanchez of Austin, TX, Kameron Walker of Kimball, Hannah Walker of Omaha,  and Jacob Walker of Kimball; foster grandchildren Rocky Weaver, Kevin Weaver, and Steven Savage of Dix; 11 great grandchildren; his brother Gordon (Earldeen) Walker of Kimball, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Zetta and Velma and his aunts and uncles, foster daughter Sherrie Savage.Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.