Janice Jan Walker

  • Born: March 31, 1937
  • Died: July 27, 2020
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Janice "Jan" Juluanna Walker, 83 of Ankeny passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 peacefully at Mill Pond. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). An outdoor funeral service will follow the visitation at 4:00 p.m., also at the funeral home.
Jan was born March 31, 1937, in Kingsley, Iowa. She graduated from Kingsley, Iowa in 1955 and then went on to beauty school. She then owned her own beauty shop called Jan's Klip and Kurl for approximately five years. Jan was married to Ron Walker on August 31, 1957 and they lived in Moville, Iowa until moving to Ankeny in 1969. Jan worked as a light duty janitor at Ankeny High School for over 25 years before retiring in 2002.

Jan loved sports of all kinds and loved watching her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and nieces and nephews play. Everyone knew NOT to call her during a game, any game! She loved college football and especially the Iowa State Cyclones.

In her younger years, Jan was an avid bowler for over 20 years. She loved gardening and canning. She enjoyed scouting garage sales, collecting beanie babies and trading cards with her grandkids when they were younger. She also crocheted and after retirement she began quilting. She has quilted well over 100 quilts in the last 20 years.

Jan was known for baking pies and had the "best" rhubarb pie or apple, peach, cherry or chocolate. Her pie crust was the "best".
She was happiest spending time with her family and friends. She loved watching all their sports and other activities.

She is survived by her children, Debra (Joel) Twardokus of Horicon, WI, Darcy (Tim) Fitzgerald of Chariton, IA, and Rusty Walker of Ankeny, IA; daughter-in-law, Teri Walker of Ankeny, IA; grandchildren, Paul (Sarah) Dory, Julie (Greg) Chipp, Justin (Amber) Fitzgerald, Erin (Pete) Burmeister, Jennifer (Justin) Pfeifer, Desiray (Kyle Maas) Walker, Rachel Walker, and Randi Twardokus; great-grandchildren, Delaney Dory, Dawson Dory, Brady Chipp, Derek Chipp, Garrett Chipp, Addilynn Chipp, Makenza Walker, Raylin Walker, Jaxton Walker, Alana Walker, Makenna Burmeister, Reagan Burmeister, Ellie Burmeister, Kaden Fitzgerald, and Reese Fitzgerald; sisters, Pat (Duane) Junck and Shryl Alberti; brother, Russell (Muriel) Walker; and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews including special bond great nephews, Jason (Tiffany) Loutsch and Justin (Katy) Loutsch and their children, Julianah Loutsch, Milan Loutsch, Kallie Loutsch, and Jack Loutsch.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ron Walker; son, Randy "Walk" Walker; parents, Julius and Myrtle Kasner; brothers, Clarence "Bud" Kasner, Gilbert "Tuff" Kasner, Donn Kasner, and Butch Kasner; and sisters, Stella Loutsch and Lola Knosp.

To view the live stream on Facebook on Friday, July 31, 2020:
1. Follow this link to the Memorial Services of Iowa page or copy/paste the address into your internet browser: https://www.facebook.com/Memorial-Services-of-Iowa-1634608780157244/
2. 'Like' the page. (by doing this you will be able to see on your newsfeed when the livestream starts).
3. On Friday at 4:00 p.m. go to the Memorial Services of Iowa page to view


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sorry for the loss of Aunt Jan. She was such a wonderful lady, and I have such fond memories of her, and Uncle Ron.

Rudd, Walk, Deb, and Darci.....can't say enough about how much these 4 did for me growing up.

Love the entire Walker family, and thoughts/prayers are with you all.

Schreurs family: Andy, Erica, Drew, and Brooke

Posted by andy schreurs - Ankeny, IA - Friend   August 03, 2020

A friend & worker at VFW - 6 on 6 basketball opponent from the 50's-a great guard.

Posted by Norma McCann - IA   July 31, 2020

Sending prayers to all of you in your loss. We have many memories of Jan with seethed at ball games to enjoying the table of foods she always prepared for the high school staff at Christmas.
Cherish all of your memories~
Dick & Sue Rasmussen

Posted by Sue Rasmussen - Ankeny, IA - Friend   July 31, 2020

I worked many meals with Jan & Ron at VFW 9662! Jan always made great desserts for the meals. So sorry to hear of her death. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Posted by Carol Holmes - Des Moines, IA - Friend   July 30, 2020

So sorry for Jan's passing. Always enjoyed cooking with her at the VFW for many years. We had a lot of great times together. She was always so proud of her family. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

Posted by Mary Beth Overton - Ankeny, IA - Friend   July 30, 2020

Jan was a great friend during my younger days. We stayed in touch all along. She gave me a great haircut when Don and I came to Iowa to meet the family. She was a fun Lady. She will be missed.

Posted by Ginger Van Gundy - Albuquerque, NM - Family   July 29, 2020

The Walkers have been an institution in Ankeny for a generation. They were supporters of all things Ankeny, friends and family...and our kids all grew up being cheered on by Ron and Jan. We were all lucky to have them as friends.
Ron, Luann, Benj and Jt Sampson

Posted by Ron Sampson - Ankeny, IA - Family Friend   July 29, 2020