“Uncle” Lawrence Walker, born in 1928 in Hartford City, passed away on Dec 24 in his nursing home in Newburgh, IN. Uncle Lawrence was the last of the three Walker brothers being the grandson of the emigrated Johann Friedrich Walker and Maria Agnes Walker from Wankheim. Maria Agnes Walkers family originated from Kusterdingen.
In 2002 Lawrence Walker together with his brother Charles visited the hometowns of his ancestors. It was a lifetime experience for him but for us as hosts as well. I was lucky to meet him several times, when I was visiting the Walker familiy in Hartford City and Muncie, IN.
His humor was extraordinary and his eyes were always sparkling when he made a joke. Knowing him was a real gift.
We will miss him and wish him to rest in peace.