Walker, Linda Ruch August 4, 1938 - January 26, 2020 Omaha. Preceded in death by husband, Robert S. Walker, Jr.; parents, Dr. Ralph and Helen Ruch; and brother, Donald E. Ruch. She died with grace and courage after a long battle with Alzheimer's on January 26, 2020. She was born in Lima, OH on August 4, 1938, daughter of Dr. Ralph and Helen Ruch. Her father was Chief Dermatologist at St. Regis Hospital until 1942. World War II moved the family to Omaha where her father served as a Major in the U.S. Public Health Service and in 1947, he joined the faculty of Creighton University Medical School where he taught part time while practicing. Linda was a graduate of Westside High School, Omaha and Stephens College, Columbia, MO, where she was program director of the campus radio station and served on the college Judicial Council. Robert "Bob" and Linda were united in marriage in December 1957 at Countryside Community Church in Omaha. Linda was a dedicated volunteer serving Children's Hospital, Junior League of Omaha, Countryside Church, Nebraska Republican Founders' Day, Nebraska Educational Television Commission along with many others. Linda will always be remembered within our hearts as a spiritual, beautiful, kind, thoughtful and intelligent woman who loved her family, trees, flowers, tennis, history, music, the arts and her Swiss heritage. Linda is greatly missed by her two children, Rob (Donna) Walker of Omaha and Lisa (Todd) Sekundiak of North Dakota; six grandchildren: Chris (Alison) Walker, Jordan Walker, Casey (fianc�e, Anna) Walker, Lauren Tinley, John Tinley and Sasha Sekundiak; two great-grandchildren; sister, Jo Anderson; and nieces, Amy (Daryl) Leise and Wendy Anderson. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Tuesday, August 4th, 10am, Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Arbor Day Foundation, or Alzheimer's Association of Nebraska. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK-CUTLER West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. (402) 391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
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