Glenn M. Walker, 80, of Sioux Falls, SD died Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls.
Glenn Marvin Walker, Jr., son of Glenn Marvin & June Mae (Rose) Walker was born August 20, 1943 in Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls. He grew up and attended school in Sioux Falls.
Glenn was united in marriage with Catherine Ann “Cathy” Burke on December 19, 1964 at the Free Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. The couple made their first home on South Lincoln Ave. and still live at the home they bought in 1977. Glenn worked various jobs in road construction, sanitation and sign construction until about 1967 when he was a dock worker, mostly loading trucks, at Morrells. He retired from there in 2005.
Glenn was an avid bowler. He received a ring for a 300 game and another ring for his 800 series. As a side note, the 8 fell off that ring so he wouldn’t wear it any more. He went to many national bowling tournaments over the years. When he had carpel tunnel on his right hand, he taught himself to bowl left handed.
He was a lifetime member of Active Generations where he spent much time as a volunteer doing mostly janitorial work. He also enjoyed playing pool, Wii bowling and exercising. Many lunches were spent there with retired friends.
His favorite hobby was working on his vintage cars. He was a member of Great Plains Street Rodders for many years. Over the years he couldn’t resist buying several of them. He owned two Chevys, two Pontiacs and a Rambler. He sometimes enjoyed taking them to car shows in the area.
He also greatly enjoyed watching his wife, then his daughters, and then his granddaughters, play slowpitch softball. There were not many games that were missed. It had to be something very important before he would miss any of them.
Grateful for having shared in his life is his wife, Cathy; two daughters, Valerie Ann (Michael) Udofia, Dell Rapids, SD, and Dawn Michele (Chris) Jones, Sioux Falls, SD; three grandchildren, Steven Michael (Kalia) Swaney and Tiffany Ann & Brittany Renae Heesch, Sioux Falls, SD; his great-grandchildren, Alivia, Carly, Emily, Jacob and Elijah and a host of other relatives and friends. He is also survived by one brother, Doug (Karen) Walker, Sioux Falls, SD and one sister, Rose Walker, Centerville, SD.
Glenn was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Jacob Swaney; three brothers, an infant, Jimmie, John Walker and Kenneth Walker.
Glenn was always called “a man of few words” so the look on his face would tell you everything. He fiercely fought gleoblastoma brain cancer to be able to spend more time with his family and never complained of any pain. Heaven has gained another angel.