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Karen Ruth Walter

October 8, 2019


Karen Ruth Walter, 71, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday October 8, 2019. 

Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 11th, 2019 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Dyersville, IA.

She was born Karen Ruth Mellon on January 15, ­­­­1948 to Floyd and Ilene (Marsden) Mellon.  She was united in marriage to Robert Walter and together they had two sons William and Timothy. 

For the past several years she was employed by Aramark, working in food service for Loras College.  She loved working with the students at Loras College, spending time with her sons and their families, and her grandpuppies.

Karen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Walter and her parents Floyd and Ilene Mellon. 

Her memory will be cherished by her sons William (Deborah) Walter of Aurora, IL and Timothy (Kim) Walter of Shawnee, KS; her brother Thomas (Sharon) Mellon of Johnston, IA, and nephew Thomas Mellon Jr. of Johnston, IA.

In lieu of flowers, a Karen Walter Memorial Fund will be established.

To send flowers to Karen's family, please visit our floral section.


October 11, 2019

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory
2595 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003

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