1928 ~ 2016 William (Bill) Herman Walkenhorst, age 88, passed away in his sleep on December 21, 2016, at his home in Deming, NM. He was born on October 18, 1928, in Salt Lake City, UT, to Herman and Olga (Colditz) Walkenhorst. Bill married Barbara Louise Harman and that union was blessed with seven children. They later divorced. He had a strong work ethic and was a life long employee at Kraft Foods. He was a talented artist, had an affinity for Native American art, and a great love for his family. Bill married Mary L. Burdette in August 2007. He and Mary moved from Sandy, UT, to Deming, NM, in July 2016. Survivors include: wife, Mary Walkenhorst; ex-wife, Barbara Louise Walkenhorst; children, Paul (Chelia) Walkenhorst; Claudia (Leon Crump); Shauna Walkenhorst; Doug (Jeri) Walkenhorst; Nancy (Dave Orgill); Jodi (Mike Berrie); Jeff (Lanna) Walkenhorst; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
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