Carolyn Dora Walker


Carolyn Dora Walker, 77, of Kenyon died peacefully on June 16th 2024. She was born on July 1st, 1946 in Faribault, the daughter of Manton and Dora (Carlsen) Wallaker. Carolyn graduated from Kenyon High School in 1964. She married Larry Walker on January 25th, 1964 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenyon.

Carolyn did in-home daycare for over 30 years, worked at Ktown video (her kids deemed her Ktown Carolyn), Motor Mart, and the Kenyon Country Club. Carolyn was a lifelong member of First Evangelical Church. She served on church committees, Circle, and bible study. She was a member of the Kenyon Historical society. She found great comfort in her faith. She enjoyed her perennial and vegetable gardens, traveling with Larry, making Sunday dinner for her family- she was an excellent cook, known for her pies and cookies. Her summers were filed with golf and chasing her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Larry, children Lorrie (and Kathleen) Walker of Kenyon, Jeannie (and Jeff) Mattson of Kenyon, Jennifer (and Lars) Olson of Zumbrota; six grandchildren, Trish (and Luke) Bauernfeind and Hunter (and Abby) Walker, Max and Megan Mattson, Amber and Elliot Olson; Brother Richard (and Irene) Wallaker; brother in law and sister in law Timothy and Ellen Sackett, sister in law Darlene Walker; nieces and nephews Jody (and Ron) Hanson, Jamie Walllaker, Rebekah (and Mike) Tix, Melissa (and Dean) Severson, Chad (and Lisa) Walker.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Manton and Dora Wallaker, brother in laws Kevin Walker and William Walker; sister in law Kathleen Wallaker; nephews Jeff Wallaker and Richard Walker; grand niece Ashley Hanson; grand nephew Colton Tix; great granddaughters Lily and Rose Bauernfeind.

A Celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at 11am on Monday, June 24, 2024 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kenyon. Visitation will be Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 4-7 at Michaelson Funeral Home, Kenyon and one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will take place at Gol cemetery, Kenyon.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that consideration be given to donating to First Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Kenyon Historical Society.