Relationship to conference: Retired elder
Date of death: April 5, 2017 at age 99
Arrangements: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. May 20 at Belgrade Avenue UMC, 325 Sherman St., North Mankato, MN 56003. A visitation will take place at the church one hour prior to the service.
Appointment information: Rev. Walkes was ordained as an elder in 1950. He served Minnesota churches in Pipestone, Kiester, Robbinsdale, Minneapolis, and Le Sueur. He also served as a district superintendent. He retired in 1983.
Rev. Walkes is survived by his wife, Helen Walkes; his children, Rev. Deb Walkes and Laurie (David) Helgerson; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Reuben Walkes; his sister, Dorthy Stocker; his brother, Rev. Roland Walkes; and his brother, Ray Walkes.
Cards of condolence can be sent to Helen Walkes, 710 Mound Ave., Apt. 4027, Mankato, MN 55601.
An obituary will appear in The Mankato Free Press in May, about one week before the memorial service.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404