Richard Walker, 71

Richard William Walker, age 71, of Sturgis, passed away early Tuesday evening, November 22, 2022 at his home following a hard fought battle with cancer.

He was born October 25, 1951 in Greenville, Michigan, son of the late Arthur C. and Faye J. (Snow) Walker.

Richard resided in Sturgis since 1954 and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1970.

He had been employed by the Kirsch Company in Sturgis and was a member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church also in Sturgis.

He had a love for animals and truly found joy helping others.

Richard is survived by his brother: Thomas (Holly Webb) Walker of Sturgis; sister-in-law: Bonnie Walker and Kim Walker, both of Sturgis, and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Michael Walker, George Walker, and Joseph Walker.

In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service and burial will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis at a later date to be announced.

The Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.

The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Walker’s memory consider the charity of one’s own choice.

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