Wesley Max Walker
Wesley Max Walker of Fort Collins passed from this life to his heavenly home on
September 19, 2011, at his residence. Max was born on January 25, 1923, in Elkhart, Kansas, to Wesley and Eva (Siever) Walker. The family moved to Fowler, Kansas, in 1925, where Max lived and worked on the family farm for many years. He graduated from Fowler High School in 1940. On September 11, 1943, he married Margaret Fisher in Liberal, Kansas. In the early 1950’s, Max began to realize his dream of small vehicle design with the development of the Walker Executive, one of the first gas-powered golf cars. In 1974, Max and Margaret moved Walker Manufacturing Company from Casper, Wyoming, to Fort Collins, Colorado. The Walker Mower was developed and put into production in 1980. Max was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Loveland, Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ray Walker, and grandson, Daniel Max Walker. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; sons, Bob (Barbara) Walker and Dean (Suzanne) Walker; daughters Ruth (David) Saunders and Nina (John) Rattle; a brother Kenneth Walker; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, at the Timberline Church in Fort Collins. Interment, Resthaven Memory Gardens. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Dan Walker Memorial Chapel through Resthaven or at www.danwalkermomorial.org. Family and friends may view the online obituary and sign the guestbook at www.resthavencolorado.com.