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Sympathy Notice: Rev. Thomas Walker

Posted: April 14 2021 at 10:43 AM

Rev. Dr. Thomas J Walker, retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference, died April 9 at Wesley Willows at the age of 83. During his ministry in the Northern Illinois Conference, Rev. Walker served Joliet: Ottawa Street, Sandwich, Wheaton: Gary Memorial, Hazel Crest: Community, Belvidere and Elgin: First.

A private memorial service will be held Saturday, April 24 at Christ United Methodist Church, Rockford. 

Messages of condolences may be sent to his wife and family:

Mrs. Ellyn Walker
4203 Willows Lane
Rockford, IL 61101-8800

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the following:

Christ UMC
4509 Highcrest Rd., Rockford, 61107 

or 

Wesley Willows Good Samaritan Fund
4142 Johns Farm Rd., Rockford, 61101

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