Dale W. Walker

Dale W. Walker, 85, a longtime Hinsdale resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Aug. 17, 2022, at his home.

The son of Robert and Helen (Stype) Walker, he was born in Cleveland in 1936. Dale was raised in Fairview Park, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s in chemistry. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and met the love of his life, Mary Jane “Jane” Shaw, during their sophomore year. Shortly after graduation, they married and moved to Kalamazoo, Mich., where he began a 39-year career with Nalco Chemical Co., retiring as executive vice president of corporate sales.

Throughout his life, Dale was an avid fisherman, golfer and tennis player. He was also a devoted volunteer at Hinsdale Hospital for more than 15 years. Dale was known for his quick wit and ability to make everyone laugh. His greatest love of all was his wife of 63 years and their beautiful family.

Dale is survived by his wife, Jane; his children, Gregg (Anne), Karin (Jack) Krafcisin and Bradley (Elizabeth); his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Michael, Kevin, Katherine, Claire, Lillian, Anna, Tess, Andie and Maddie; and his great-grandson, Johnathan James.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S. Garfield St., Hinsdale.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to HCS Family Services at https://www.hcsfamilyservices.org.

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.