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Vol. 17 No. 13 - January 11, 2017


Joyce A. Walker

Joyce A. Walker, 65, of Bradenton Beach, Florida, passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota. Joyce, the daughter of Joe and Lillian Kissner, was born on May 17, 1951, in Oak Park, Ill.

She was raised in La Grange and graduated from Lyons Township High School. She was joined in marriage to Richard (Rick) Walker on April 14, 1973, in Chicago, Ill. Joyce and Rick moved to Kenosha, Wis., where Joyce was a driver for United Parcel Service for over 20 years.

During that time, she enjoyed water sports at their residence on Paddock Lake, snowmobiling in northern Wisconsin and going snow skiing in Keystone, Colo. In every place she called home, she graciously included her family and a huge circle of friends.

In recent years, Joyce and Rick split their time between their residences in Bradenton Beach and Hayward, Wis. She was an avid lover of the beach as well as the Northern hunting season. She will be greatly missed and remembered for her notorious laughter and spirited energy. She couldn't sit still and was often the life of the party. She pushed all boundaries with her contagious zest for adventure. She often had a camera in her hands and a huge dog by her side. She loved her family, and they loved her.

There will be a celebration of Joyce's life in Bradenton Beach, Fla., later this month. Upon her request, her ashes will be spread in the ocean so she can continue to swim with the dolphins, another thing she loved to do.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Humane Society of Manatee County. Donations may be mailed to 2515 14th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205 or online at

Walter S. Zahn

Walter S. Zahn passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 5, 2017, one week before his 85th birthday.

Born in Brooklyn N.Y., Walter served in the Army Reserves for 10 years while earning his electrical engineering degree. He moved to New Jersey and raised a family while working for Bell Labs in the telecommunications industry. Upon his retirement, he moved to Anna Maria Island, where he enjoyed \ship building and model railroads.

Walter leaves behind his two sons, Christopher (Kent) and Scott (Joell); five grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and multiple friends. A visitation was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th St. W., Bradenton. Online condolences may be made at


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