08-Loris Dean "Dean" Walker
Birth: 8 May 1914, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN: Bk H4/170
Home: Garner & Graettinger, Palo Alto Co, IA
Death: 25 Apr 1997, Palo Alta Co, IA- age 82
Burial: Valley View Cemetery
Occupation: Steel Worker, Farmer, SSN: 312-05-6485/IN
Military: US Army, WW2: Sgt
Mother: Carrie May Garriott
Marriage: 10 Mar 1947, Crown Point, Lake Co, IN by Rev JJ Bailey
Spouse: Helen Maxine SHRYOCK
Birth: 10 Feb 1922, West Liberty, Jasper Co, IL (or Oblong, Crawford Co, IL)
Death: 1 Oct 2002, Graettinger, Palo Alto Co, IA- age 80
Father: Noris Ray Shryock (1894-1968)
Mother: Gladys Harding (1901-1991)
CHILDREN: Dean and Helen had two children in addition to Sharon:
09----SHARON WRIGHT WALKER [b. 1943, Estherville, Emmet Co, IA], lived in North Hollywood, Los Angeles Co, CA, worked in the Finance Department, Walt Disney Company, educated at UCLA?, MS Business, Dec 1996, m. Dale OEHLER [b. 2 Oct 1941, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL], a Music Composer and Arranger, educated at the University of IA, BS Music, 1968, son of Ray Oehler and Ann ___ in 1968;
09----RONI LYNN WALKER; and
09----DEBRA JO "DEBBIE" WALKER.
1930 Lake Co, IN census: has (all b. IL) Ogle Wright 29, Laborer-Construction Wk; Bessie Wright 30; Ivan Wright 8; and Clyde Wright 2-4/12.
HER 1ST MARRIAGE: Helen was first married to Ivan Millard WRIGHT [b. 22 Nov 1921, Oblong, Crawford Co, IL; d. 20 Apr 1944, England-- age 22, bur. Oblong Cemetery] on 14 Dec 1941, Lake Co, IN.
He enlisted on 12 Sep 1942 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL- a resident of Crawford Co, IL. He was described as 70" tall, 142 pounds, married. He enlisted for the duration of the war, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the president or otherwise according to law. He had a grammar school education, was semiskilled in the occupations of mechanical treatment of metals (rolling, stamping, forging, pressing, etc).
He was a radio gunner on a B27 and was killed when his plane crash-landed in England on 20 Apr 1944. He was assigned to the infantry of the Medical Corps that was involved in the Normandy invasion and the bombing of the Russian Polinsky (sic) oilfields. He was the son of Ogle Wright and Bessie Brownfield of Hammond, IN. A daughter was born of this marriage, SHARON WRIGHT WALKER, above.
BIOGRAPHY: Dean worked at the Steel Mills in Gary, Indiana, and was an Indiana farmer before moving to Iowa in 1957. In Iowa he rented 1,200 acres that he and Helen farmed together in Graettinger.
MILITARY: Dean was a Communications Chief 542 and served in Normandy, northern France, the Rhineland, and central Europe. His discharge papers describe him as 6', 160#, blue eyes, brown hair.
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