Paul Dean Walker, 79, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 2:32 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at the West Point Care Center in West Point, Iowa.
He was born on August 7, 1943, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of O.C. and Hazel (Skow) Walker. On May 4, 1968, he married Mary Beth Geers in West Point, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife: Mary Beth; one son: Jay D. (Amy L.) Walker; grandchildren: Margaret E. Walker and Mason T. Walker; step-grandsons: Jordan L. Brown and Aden R. Alfred; sisters-in-law: Kate (Dennis) Menke, Rosemary Klemtt and Dorothy (Tom) Peters. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son: Robert L. Walker.
Paul was a 1961 graduate of Dow City High School and 1967 graduate of Northwest Missouri State. He served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1969 in Korea during the Vietnam War. He worked as a driver’s education teacher and coached football, basketball and track for the Fort Madison Community School System. Paul was an entrepreneur with Sunshine Child Care and also drove for Merschman Seeds. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, the West Point American Legion Holtz – Geers Post #668. He served on the West Point Utility board for fourteen years, was a West Point councilman for four years, West Point city mayor for twenty-six years, West Point Sweet Corn Festival chicken chairman for twenty years, member of the North Lee County Foundation and served on numerous other boards. Paul enjoyed woodworking, gardening, boating, hunting and fishing. He was utmost proud of his West Point Community.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Pastor Dan Dorau as celebrant.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery with full military rites presented by the West Point American Legion.
Memorials have been established in his memory for West Point City Parks or Calvary Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.