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Beatrice "Bea" Mary Walker

July 30, 1928 January 7, 2019
Beatrice "Bea" Mary Walker
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Beatrice “Bea” Mary Walker, age 90, of Onawa, Iowa (formerly of Mapleton, Iowa), passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019, at the Elmwood Care Center of Onawa, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2019, at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton, Iowa. Rev. Chris LaBoube will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery of Sioux City, Iowa. A Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2019 at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton, Iowa. The Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.

Beatrice Mary Walker, the daughter of Glen and Halla (Kelsheimer) Martin, was born July 30, 1928, in Mapleton, Iowa. Beatrice grew up in Mapleton and received her education at Mapleton High School.

Beatrice was united in marriage to Thomas H. Saxen. The couple was blessed with a son, Roger and they made their home in Mapleton where Beatrice was a homemaker. Thomas passed away in May of 1971.

After her first husband’s passing, Beatrice was united into marriage to Ivan Walker. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Beatrice enjoyed attending local festivals and parades. She loved to decorate for the holidays, especially Christmas, always making them memorable for her family and friends. Beatrice enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers as well as listening to old time country music. She was a faithful member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton.

Left to cherish her memory includes her two grandsons and their significant others: Brent Saxen and LaDawn Seward of Onawa, IA, Ryan Saxen and Melanie Wilder of Leander, Texas; great-grandson Brenner Saxen of Omaha, NE; sister Barbara (Joe) Garlington of Pollock, LA; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Glen and Halla Martin; husbands Thomas Saxen and Ivan Walker; son Roger (Patsy) Saxen; brothers Cecil (in infancy), Gene, and Jim; sisters Virginia and Joan.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

14

Jan

10:00 AM 1/14/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

504 Walnut Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
504 Walnut Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

14

Jan

11:00 AM 1/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

504 Walnut Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
504 Walnut Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

6605 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

6605 Morningside Ave. Sioux City 51106 Iowa
United States
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