James Theodore Walkenhauer

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James Theodore Walkenhauer

  • Birth 17 Dec 1928 Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
  • Death 12 May 2014 Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
  • Memorial ID 129739563

James "Jim" T. Walkenhauer passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Chesterley Meadows in Yakima. Jim was born on December 17, 1928 to Frank and Bertha (Steele) Walkenhauer in Yakima.

Jim was married on February 27, 1947 to Mildred (Reynolds) Walkenhauer for 63 years.

He lived his whole life in the Ahtanum valley. He loved playing softball and continued to play for many years. Jim worked many jobs before going into the U.S. Navy at 17 years old in December 1945-October 1947 serving on the USS AJAX in the South Pacific. He was a proud member of the U.S. Navy Operations Crossroads testing the Atomic Bomb.

Jim was a partner in Glascam Builders Inc. for nearly 40 years building custom homes and condos in the valley. He loved hunting and jeeping with friends and family.

He is survived by his daughter, Janet (Jack) Archer; sons, Jim (Barbara) Walkenhauer, John (Sue) Walkenhauer all of Yakima; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; sister, Luella Walker of Yakima and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Bertha; sisters, Alice Bale, Anita Abby and Ada Gibson; brothers, Wendel and Henry; and his wife, Mildred.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jim's memory to the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospice in care of Keith & Keith Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. A Funeral Service will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 16th at Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. Burial with Military Honors will follow at West Hills Memorial Park. Those wishing to share a memory of Jim, please visit www.keithandkeith.com.

Funeral Service
Friday, May 16, 2014
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Keith & Keith Funeral Home
902 West Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA 98902

"The Means Family of America" Genealogy Book. Published in 1972. Elizabeth Cissel Foglesong.

Page 665
BERTHA LUELLA STEELE, born 17 April 1897.
1st Married 10 March 1913, JOHN BROECHER Divorced in 1918
Their issue: Alice, Anita and Ada

2d Married FRANK WALKEN HOWER - "FRANK HENRY WALKENHAUER"
Their issue: Wendel, Henry, Louelle and Jimmie

3rd Married JESSIE THOMPSON, No issue

4th Married C E PROSHOLD No issue
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Page 599
DOROTHY EOLA “EOLA” MEANS, born 26 October 1866; died 15 June 1938. She married 11 November 1883, JAMES LINCOLN STEELE, born 9 November 1864; died 22 September 1940.
(Eola and James are in the Tahoma Cemetery in Washington. Their dates are
Eola 26 Oct 1866 to 15 Jun 1939. James 9 Nov 1864 to 22 Sep 1940)

Their issue:
4th of 8 children - Bertha Luella, b 17 Apr 1897



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  • Added: 13 May 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 129739563
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Theodore Walkenhauer (17 Dec 1928–12 May 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 129739563, citing West Hills Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Ancestral Sleuth (contributor 48171177) .