Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

February 5, 2013

Karl Walk


Effingham Daily News

SIGEL — Karl Robert Walk, 46, of Wentzville, Mo., formerly of Sigel, passed away at 10:09 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at St. Joseph West Hospital, Lake St. Louis, Mo.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church of Sigel with the Rev. Robert DeGrand and Sister Pat Thies officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 5, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Sigel, with a 4:30 p.m. rosary. Burial will be in the St. Michael’s Cemetery, Sigel. Swengel-O’Dell Funeral Home, Neoga, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Michael’s School, Sigel, or to St. Patrick’s Parish of Wentzville, Mo. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swengel-odell.com.      

    Karl was born Nov. 3, 1966, in Effingham, the son of Michael and Barbara (Osthoff) Walk. He was a graduate of St. Michael’s School, Neoga High School, Lake Land College and the University of Illinois, with a degree in agronomy and he was employed in the seed division  of Monsanto Company of Chesterfield, Mo. Karl married Janet Banning on Aug. 27, 1988, in St. Patrick’s Church, Pana.

    Karl was active in his church, St. Patrick’s  Church of Wentzville, Mo., and he was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

    Karl leaves his wife, Janet Walk of Wentzville, Mo.; one son, Sam Walk of Wentzville, Mo.; two daughters, Emily and Megan Walk, both of Wentzville, Mo.; his parents, Mike and Barb Walk of Sigel; three brothers, Rick Walk (wife, Teresa) of Sigel, Brian Walk (wife, Stacey) of Sigel and Greg Walk (wife, Carol) of Neoga; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was also a beloved son-in-law of Ben and Florence Banning of Pana.