Donald G. “Don” Walker, 81, Syracuse, passed away at midnight Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at his home. He was born June 25, 1940, in Rockford, Ill. to Gordon E. and Loretta V. (Preston) Walker.
He graduated from East Rockford High School, received his BS Degree from Wisconsin State University in Whitewater, Wisc., received a Master’s degree from Central Michigan in Industrial Engineering, and a second Master’s degree from Huntington College in Christian Education. He was a United States Army veteran and was married on October 17, 1998 in South Bend, to Rhonda L. Wolff who survives.
He was a retired recruiter of engineers. He was the owner and operator of three recruiting companies in South Bend, Lafayette, and Waterford and formerly worked at Chrysler, Bendix, and Uniroyal. He moved to the Syracuse area in 1998 from South Bend and formerly lived in Rochester Hills, Mich., Dubuque, Iowa, St. Louis, Mo., and Granger.
He was a member of the Church of God and American Legion Post 253 both in North Webster. He was formerly a member of the American Legion in South Bend where he was a past commander.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Amy Elizabeth (Don) Sjolin of Ada, Mich.; son, Dan Walker of Plantation, Fla.; three grandsons: Nick, Walker and Blake; sister, Judy (Nurmi) Ingram of Tualatin, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Darold Walker.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. SR 15, Warsaw. Visitation will be from 4-5 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Memorial services will follow at 5 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor David Cummings of the Nappanee Missionary Church officiating.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Wawasee Camp of the Gideon’s, P.O. Box 101, Syracuse, IN 46567. To send condolences to the family of Don Walker, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com