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Gary G. Walker
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Obituary for Gary G. Walker

Gary G. Walker, age 77, of Peoria, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria surrounded by his family.

Gary was born on May 9, 1940 in Peoria to Al and Colleen “Pat” (McCutchen) Walker. He married Karen Seward on June 18, 1967 in Peoria and she preceded him in death in July of 2005. He married Margaret “Maggie” Meier on May 23, 2008 in Peoria.

Surviving are his wife, Maggie; his sons, Rob (Angie) Walker of Peoria and Donny (Julie) Walker of Peoria; his step-son, Jim (Lisa) White of Hillsboro, IL; his grandson, Weston Walker; seven step-grandchildren; and his uncle, Bob Walker of Chicago, IL. He was also preceded in death by his step-son, Tim White.

Gary served in the United States Army. He served as a firefighter for the Peoria Fire Department for 28 years, retiring as Assistant Chief in 1993. Gary was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria, he was a Grand Mason for the Masonic Lodge of Peoria and was a member of the Retired Fireman’s Association. Gary was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, and working in the yard. He also enjoyed woodworking and he loved his dogs. Gary was a lifelong Bradley basketball fan. His proudest moment was pinning the Captain’s badge on his son Donny.

Services will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10am at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. Rev. Anna Saxon will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PCAPS, TAPS, Foster Pet Outreach, or "Team Nick Riordan" at any CEFCU location.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603





10:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

Cemetery Details


Parkview Cemetery

2001 N. University
Peoria, IL 61604

Memorial Contribution

"Team Nick Riordan" at any CEFCU location

P.O. Box 1715
Peoria, Illinois 61656

Foster Pet Outreach

10206 W. Dubois Road
Edwards, Illinois 61528


2600 NE Perry Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61603

T.A.P.S. No Kill Animal Shelter


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