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Carol Jean Walk
Carol Jean (Nylund) Walk, 77, of Marinette passed away on Tuesday, June 25 with family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on Aug. 21, 1935 in Daggett, Mi. to the late Elmer and Dorothy Nylund, she was the wife and best friend of Gerald (Jerry) Walk.
A life-long resident of Menominee/Marinette, she spent most of her younger life developing significant friendships through her employment at Utleys Restaurant. Throughout the 1980s she worked at Little River Country Club coordinating banquets and serving Friday Night Fish Fry. From 1990 until 2004 she worked at UW-Marinette as a continuing education assistant where she enjoyed learning about the diversity in human culture. If there was any job she liked best throughout her life, it was working with Jane Jones at the UW.
A Christ follower her whole life, she was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, where she served on the prayer team. One of her greatest passions belonged in her flower and vegetable gardens. She taught her children to love Gods creation and care for everything in it including the stray cat or unwanted shelter animal that was too unruly to love. She enjoyed baking treats for her friends at the YMCA and sharing a cup of coffee with them after an early morning swim. She was an outdoorsy gal and planned many weekends canoeing on the Menominee River. Her giggle was memorable and all those who knew and loved her will miss her smile. Wise, funny, dry-witted, inquisitive, feisty, independent, loving, she was all these things.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry; two daughters, Carrie Steinmetz (Harteau) and Julie DesJarlais; a son, Steven (Terri) Harteau; stepchildren, DeWayne (Karen) DesJarlais, Dottie DesJarlais, Jeff (Sharon) DesJarlais, Diana DesJarlais (Keith Rose), Mike Walk, Tim Walk and Patrick Walk; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a younger sister, Donna (Dan) Roetze, as well as an aunt, uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dean Harteau and eldest sister, Betty Nelson.
Visitation was held at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral services at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29.