Walker Matriarch Passes

We are sad to report that Margaret D. Walker, the co-founder of Walker Manufacturing in partnership with her husband, Max, passed away on May 15, 2016 at 92 years of age.

Margaret was an instrumental and an integral part of the founding and development of the company starting in the late 1950s on the family farm in Fowler, Kansas. She was the secretary, office administrator, bookkeeper, and a faithful homemaker, raising four children. She is remembered as a steady and strong lady of dignity, grace and style.

Margaret was active in the company when the Walker Mower project was started in 1977. In the early years, she and Max made many trips together around the United States, showing the mower to prospective customers and collecting the initial orders that started production of the mower.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Max, of 68 years. She is survived by her sons, Bob and Dean Walker; and daughters, Ruth Saunders and Nina Rattle; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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