Sheila Walk, 72, Albert Lea

Published 9:16 am Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The funeral service for Sheila K. Walk will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, as well as one hour prior to the service.

Sheila Walk

Sheila Walk

Sheila Walk died on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. She was 72 years old.

Sheila was born on July 13, 1941, to Harry and Cecilia (Ostrander) Miller in Utica, N.Y. As an infant, the family moved to California where she attended school. On March 16, 1966, she married Ronald Lee Walk in Long Beach, Calif. The family settled in Albert Lea in 1987.

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Sheila attended First Lutheran Church, but for the last six years she volunteered and attended services at the Salvation Army. She spent many years working at the Super 8 Motel and had recently been working as a cook at the Salvation Army.

Volunteering was Sheila’s life. She helped with disaster relief and received many awards for her volunteer work. She enjoyed the ocean, lighthouses, sailor bears, reading and old movies. Her family was very important, and she was “Grandma” to everyone she met.

Sheila is survived by her children, Katherine Blake of Albert Lea, Timothy Walk of Albert Lea, Edward Walk of Albert Lea, Ron Walk of Albert Lea and Tom Walk of Greenfield, Iowa; grandchildren, Cheyenne, Cody, Kendra, Shane and Derreck; brothers, Harry Miller III of Cambria, Calif., Paul Miller of Glendale, Ariz., and David Miller of Huntington Beach, Calif.; nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Cecilia Miller; husband, Ronald Walk Sr.; daughter, Daphne Walk; grandson, Tyler Blake; and son-in-law, Mark Blake.

The family would like to thank everyone in the community for their love and support.