Carol Jean (Nylund) Walk, age 77, of Marinette, WI,
was born into eternal glory, June 25, 2013, with family by her side
after a courageous battle with cancer. She was comforted by the
unwavering assurance of God's sovereignty through her life journey.
She was the beloved wife and best friend of Gerald (Jerry) Walk.
Carol was born on August 21,
1935 in Daggett, MI, to the late Elmer and Dorothy Nylund. She is
survived by her younger sister Donna (Dan) Roetzer and preceded in
death by her eldest sister, Betty Nelson. A life-long resident of
Menominee/Marinette, Carol spent most of her younger life developing
significant friendships through her employment at Utley's Restaurant.
Throughout the 1980's she worked at Little River Country Club coordinating
banquets and serving up a Friday Night Fish Fry. From 1990 until 2004
she was hired at the University of Wisconsin, 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.
Carol was a Christ follower
her whole life and 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
God's 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. Carol was an outdoorsy gal
and planned many weekends of 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.
Carol was preceded in death
by her son, Dean Harteau and is survived by her husband, Jerry, her
daughter, Carrie Steinmetz (Harteau), son, Steven (Terri) Harteau,
daughter, Julie DesJarlais, and step-children, DeWayne (Karen) DesJarlais,
Dottie DesJarlais, Jeff (Sharon) DesJarlais, Diana DesJarlais (Keith
Rose), Mike Walk, Tim Walk and Patrick Walk. In addition, she leaves
her cherished granddaughter, Cara Kloida (Greening), grandsons, Terek
Harteau, Tyler and Jacob Steinmetz, great-granddaughters Zoie and
Felicity Kloida, as well as an aunt, uncle, special nieces, significant
nephews, endeared cousins and close friends.
Visitation will be held at
HANSEN-ONION-MARTELL FUNERAL HOME, in Marinette, WI, from 1 until
4 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013 with funeral services starting at
A special thank you to nieces,
Tammy Kushman (Nelson) and Gail Sieglaff (Nelson) for the immense
hospitality, love, and care they continually showered upon our mom.