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“Debbie and Scott, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers for peace and comfort are with you and your family. Our thoughts are with you daily. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Nichole Finnestad-Foster

“All my prayets ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Kathleen Ziemer - Des moines, IA

“Darrell, we are sorry to hear of Judi's passing. We will remember her fondly from our days camping with you and her with the ICBC's. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Larry & Jo Overton - Ankeny, IA

“Judi and I have been friends since high school. She was a true friend! About twelve years ago, Daryl called and invited us to come down to Texas and...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Don and Donna Wolf - Farnhamville, IA

“I am so glad that I spent the day with you just a week before your passing. I remember the days back when we were all first married; when we got...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Carla Gries - Omaha, NE - Friend

“My sincerest condolences to Darrell and the family. I met Judi and Darrell in the Winnebago and NASCAR special interest group. Judi made all that she...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Leone - Manassas, VA

“Our Condolences for your loss ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Stan Merritt - Alamo, TX - Friend

“Darrell, so very sorry to hear about Judi. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Mel and Kay Voshell ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Kay Voshell - Grimes, IA

“Bill and I are so sadden by Judy's death. You will never be able to call her a quitter on life. She had the will to live and the courage to...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Fran Magie - Polk City, IA


Judith "Judi" Kay Walker, 75, died February 5, 2020 after a battle with cancer. A memorial visitation will be held Friday, February 14, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Services of Iowa, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa.

Judi, the daughter of Albert and Neva Anderson, was born on November 17, 1944. She grew up in Scranton, lowa and attended school there. On November 7, 1964 she was united in marriage to Darrell Walker. From this union they were blessed with two children: Deborah and Dawn.

Judi worked for Central Tractor for 25 years. She retired at the age of 55. Although she was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy prior to retirement, it didn't slow her down. She and Darrell continued to travel. After Darrell's retirement they became snow birds. In the summer time they traveled with the travel clubs they belonged to and to many NASCAR races.

The year 2005 brought Judi down a different path where she spent the winter in Minnesota, and received a new heart in January 2005. The transplant was a success and she was in Bristol, Tennessee by March for a NASCAR race. She had a new lease on life and was ready to go. Judi knew she was truly blessed to get a second chance at life. Always knowing that the donor and donor family were the true heroes. She never missed an opportunity to encourage others to be donors. Her favorite saying was, "Don't take your organs to Heaven, Heaven knows we need them here."

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Darrell Walker; children, Deborah and Scott Finnestad of Ankeny, lA, and Dawn Walker of Fulton, IL; sisters, Phyllis Hawes of Lakewood, CA, Joyce Rose of Petaluma, CA, Jo-Ellen Ford of Wichita, KS, and Betty Fleming of Ankeny, lA; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Donate Life, Hopkins Grove UMC in Madrid, IA, or MercyOne Hospice in Johnston.