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Wilma Lorraine Walker

November 7, 1925 — March 13, 2022

It was with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Wilma Lorraine Walker, 96 of Rochester, MN. Wilma was born to Orrey and Esther Duhrman (Lee) on November 7, 1925. She was united in marriage to Robert James Walker, October 11, 1941. To that union came 11 children. In 1959, Bob and Wilma moved the family farm from Dexter, MN to South Troy, MN. Wilma was a wonderful mother, who loved to cook, bake, and can. She loved the farm. Wilma was active in gardening, church activities, volunteering at Assisi Heights, weather spotter for Zumbro Falls, and Lioness Club. She was always there for family and friends. Survivors include her children, Katherine (Russ) Radke, Nancy (Gary) Parnow, Patricia (Jerry) Gelao, Richard (Jane) Walker, Carmen Kasick, Mary Ottman, Steven (Toby) Walker, Michael (Heidi) Walker. She had eleven children; 101 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert James Walker and children, David Walker, Jacqueline Kainz, and Daniel Walker. Funeral Mass will be 11 AM Friday, March 18, 2022 at Saint Peter and Saint Paul's Catholic Church in Mazeppa, MN. Visitation will be from 5 PM-8 PM on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Mazeppa Catholic Cemetery. At the Family's request SS Peter and Paul Church will livestream Wilma's Funeral Mass this Friday on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcaHR_eWcfUSH5-lVV14Vsw Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Walker family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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Visitation

Thursday, March 17, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

5421 Royal Pl NW, Rochester, MN 55901

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Visitation

Friday, March 18, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s Catholic Church

222 1st Ave S, Mazeppa, MN 55956

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Service

Friday, March 18, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s Catholic Church

222 1st Ave S, Mazeppa, MN 55956

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