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Pam Walker
July 31, 1954 - July 26, 2014

Pamela Jane Walker, 59, of Oelwein passed away on Saturday July 26, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital.  A memorial visitation will be held from 4-6PM on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  A memorial service will then be at 6PM on Wednesday as well.  Memorials may be directed to the family and will be used to promote breast cancer awareness.

Pam was born in Oelwein on July 31, 1954 to parents Garland and Doris (Dallenbach) Trower.  She graduated from Oelwein Senior High School in 1972.  Pam later graduated from Hawkeye Community College and became a Registered Nurse.  She was employed as an RN at the Mental Health Institute in Independence.  Pam was united in marriage with Duane (Swartz) Walker in 1990.

Pam very much enjoyed her grandchildren.  Her children and entire family were everything to her.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew, and continue to love her.

Left to celebrate Pam’s life is her husband Duane (Swartz) Walker of Oelwein; her children: Chad Burns and Trisha (Cory) Billingsley of Oelwein, Majesta Walker of Washington DC and Amber Walker of South Carolina; her mother Doris Butters of Independence; her brother Donald (Kathy) Trower of Dubuque; her sisters: Jacquie (Ralph) Heinze of Jesup, Barbara Trower of Maynard and Phyllis (Woody) Decker of Aurora; her grandchildren: Peyton Lawless, Kordell Lawless, Dylan Lawless and Alana Burns; as well as many friends.

Pam was preceded in death by: her father Garland Trower, her step-father Joe Butters, her mother in-law Nancy Walker and her father in-law Guy Walker. 


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Tend and Billie Jo Wienhold on July 30, 2014 at 9:57 AM said:

So sorry to hear Pam had passed away. We will always remember her smile and grand children stories she told her coworkers at MHI.
Anonymous on July 30, 2014 at 9:15 AM said:

I am so sorry to hear of Pam's passing. Trisha and I were good friends through high school, and she always had the warmest smile and was always so nice and kind whenever I was at their house with Trisha. She was like a second mom to me. She was a very strong and amazing woman, and will be missed by many. Rest in peace Pam, you are now one of God's greatest angels.
LuAnn Brodigan on July 29, 2014 at 6:54 PM said:

My sympathy to all of Pam's family--I worked at MHI with her and what an Angel, even then, who loved working with those devil children. I enjoyed her sense of humor, and her stories about children and grandchildren so much.
Susan Clay-Olive on July 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM said:

Doris & Trower Siblings & Families,
So sorry to hear of Pam's passing. Asked Phyllis about her at our 45th class reunion. I remember how good she was when my Mom & Dad (Bonnie & Ralph Clay) were at Mercy in 1997. She was my support during those very hard times. Respected her so and loved her dear for all her special help at that time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and know that God said there is everlasting life for those who believe so know that you will see her again on the other side.
Mark and Tracey Wigans on July 29, 2014 at 10:03 AM said:

We were so sad to hear about Pam's passing. Its so hard when you have all prayed so long and so hard for her healing. She was taken good care of while she was here. We heard about your efforts through Donny and Kathy. Its beautiful to see family coming together in love this way. You have a very special family.
Though its hard for any of us to imagine, God has given her perfect healing and new life in heaven. Not the healing that is even natural for us to think of. He promises that she is once again healthy and whole and that one day you can all be together again.
Through your mourning we pray that the hope we find in Jesus is yours as well. Again, we are so sorry for your great loss.

Mark and Tracey Wigans
and family
Chris on July 28, 2014 at 7:27 PM said:

I'm sorry to hear of Pam's passing. She always spoke with much love about her grandkids. They were her pride and joy.
Kaye Manson on July 28, 2014 at 2:20 PM said:

Pam was a special person. She worked hard and enjoyed working with the kids at MHI. Thoughts and praters to all the Family.
Pat Stammeyer on July 28, 2014 at 6:36 AM said:

Many Sincere thoughts to your family, Pam was a very vivacious giving heartfelt and energetic lady. Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you, hold you in Prayers of thought.
Sheryl Gosse & fr'd, Dick/Dalene & family on July 27, 2014 at 8:25 PM said:

PAM we'll all miss you, but you are not in pain. You're everyone's angel in heaven.We know God takes the best. Now time to rest and take it easy on your new journey w/your dad/all friends. We know how much you love your kids and grandkids, always putting them first. You've left everyone in your family, mom/siblings and many friends with special memories. All fun times our family shared at neighborhood parties, on the bus, 4-H & many years after. Nice to known you a long time! Love you lots with special memories. See you again some day!
Mike on July 27, 2014 at 4:44 PM said:

I'm sorry to hear of Pam's passing. Although I didn't work on the same ward with Pam very often, you could always count on her for a good laugh. My condolences to all of her family. RIP Pam.
Mary (Handke) Fistler on July 27, 2014 at 10:47 AM said:

Deepest sympathy to the family of Pam. Thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Pam.
DIANNA DOPP BRANDENBURG on July 27, 2014 at 12:52 AM said:


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