BIG BAY, MI - Robert Ervin Walk, age 71, of Big Bay, entered eternal life Friday afternoon, March 28, 2014, at Marquette General Hospital, in the loving care of his family.
Bob was born July 7, 1942 in Menominee, Michigan to Ervin and Verna (Nowack) Walk, and was raised in Marquette. He graduated from Graveraet High School in 1962 and began employment at Parkview Elementary School as a custodian, working there until his retirement. He joined the National Guard shortly after graduating, serving during the Detroit riots.
Bob was married to Cheryl Goudreau on December 14, 1969 and were together for over 33 years until her death in January of 2003. Together, they enjoyed their camp, pontooning on the Dead River Basin, and spending time with their dog, Pepsi.
Robert Ervin Walk
Following the passing of his wife, Bob met Joyce Myers, whom he became a close companion with for the past eight years. They lived in Big Bay and together enjoyed going to the casino, Friday night fish fries, traveling, doing jigsaw puzzles, and driving around Big Bay in their golf cart. Bob enjoyed horseshoes and was active in in the Yellow Dog Horseshoe League. He was an avid cribbage player, loved watching Red Wing Hockey and eating popcorn with spuds. He was known by everyone as Uncle Bob.
Bob is survived by a sister, Bev (Gary) Peters of Marquette; a special friend, Joyce Myers of Big Bay and her son, Ken (Donna) Harju, and their children, Joe and David; his nieces, Rebecca Beerman (Bushy Nelson), Tammy (Carey) Nordheim of Iowa, Jessica Peters (Eric Rivord), Jennifer Goudreau of Niagara, Wisconsin; his nephews, Jeff Peters, Joseph and David Goudreau of North Carolina, Geoffry Carlson of Arizona; brothers-in-law, Jay (Sandy) Goudreau of Niagara Wisconsin, John Goudreau of Sparta, North Carolina; sister- in-law, Lynn (Mark) Moehle of Arizona and Bonnie Walk and daughters; great nephews, Travis Nordheim, Joe Beerman, Joshua Goudreau; great nieces, Abagail Goudreau and Courtney Nordheim.
In addition to his parents and wife, Cheryl; Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Bill; sisters-in-law, Christine Goudreau and Kathy Goudreau; father and mother-in-law, David and Betty Goudreau.
The family would like to thank Dr. Clark and her team, along with the nurses and staff of the 7th floor at Marquette General Hospital for all of the love and kindness that was extended to them over the past several days.
The family will receive friends at the Swanson- Lundquist Funeral Home on Monday, March 31, from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. Rev Leon Jarvis will preside. Condolences maybe expressed online at www.swan sonlundquistfuneralhome .com