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Vernon McClen Walker

May 18, 1928 February 6, 2018
Vernon McClen Walker
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Obituary for Vernon McClen Walker

Vernon McClen Walker, 89, of Lapeer formerly of Merrill, died Tuesday February 6, 2018. He was born May 18, 1928 in Harlan, KY to parents Charles and Rebecca (Noe) Walker. Vern proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps at the tail end of WWII. The military played a positive role in his life; that it created an internal discipline, mechanical knowledge and trade school when he returned home. Mr. Walker married Lois J. Delong on July 8, 1950 in Saginaw, not long after having met.

He was a man of faith; attending Lapeer Free Methodist Church while living the last 7 years in Lapeer. Vern had the gift of storytelling, in part from his adventurous spirit. He loved the outdoors, traveling and possibly popping up a tent anywhere as well as exploring. Mr. Walker once took a few of his grandchildren on a cross-country drive. He also loved his daughter-in-law’s apple pie, listening to music and being able to fix just about anything. Above most else, Vern loved his family.

He is survived by his children: Roberta (Richard) Todd of WV; Rick (Phyllis) Walker of OH; Regina (Bruce) Lawton of Lapeer, grandchildren: Daniel (& Tonya); Patty; Mary (& Richard); David (& Victoria); Heather; Rebecca (& Justin); Wesley (& Marissa); Kara (& Dakota); Ethan and Aubree, x15 great-grandchildren, x4 great-great-grandchildren, brothers: Marv (Laura) Walker of Saginaw; John (Jean) Walker of FL and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years: Lois, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and his parents.

Following Mr. Walker’s own wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. A memorial service will be 11:00AM Friday May 4, 2018 at the Lapeer Free Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lapeer Free Methodist Church, 1621 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer, MI 48446. Condolences and memories may be left at

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11:00 AM 5/4/2018 11:00:00 AM
Lapeer Free Methodist Church

1621 North Saginaw Street
Lapeer, MI 48446

Lapeer Free Methodist Church
1621 North Saginaw Street Lapeer 48446 MI

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