LEWISTON — Robert Norman Walker, 92, a resident of Welch Avenue, Monmouth, died Monday, Nov. 12, at d’Youville Pavilion.

He was born March 5, 1920, in Winthrop, Mass., the son of Ernest Robert and Elsie Lindbaum Walker. He lived for many years in Massachusetts, attending schools in the area, where he was very active in school dramas. In his youth, he was a Boy Scout, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, an honor that he worked very hard to achieve.

Bob attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, majoring in Agriculture and was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. He graduated from Amherst in 1942, and in 1947, he moved to Monmouth, and taught Agriculture at Monmouth Academy.

On Dec. 2, 1950, he was united in marriage to Jean Hascall, and they had two children, David and Norma. He left teaching and went to work for his father-in-law, Elmer Hascall, who operated a feed business. When Elmer retired, he took over the bottled gas business that Elmer had started.

In the 1950s, he became assistant treasurer of the Monmouth Federal Credit Union. He became treasurer/manager of the Credit Union in 1957, running it for a time from the living room of the Walker home and later in an office he built in his basement.

The credit union eventually became too large for a part time treasurer, so he sold the gas business and devoted his time to the credit union. He retired after nearly 30 years and continued to serve on the Board of Trustees.

In 2002, the credit union built a new office building which was dedicated to Robert and Jean, and named the Walker Building. He was a member of the Maine Credit Union League.

In 1972, Bob was elected to serve on the board of the Monmouth Sanitary District and had served as chairman for 29 years and was also a member of the Monmouth Water Association. Bob joined the Masons Jan. 11, 1944, in Winthrop Lodge, Winthrop, Mass. He affiliated with Monmouth Lodge 110, Oct. 9, 1950, serving as Worshipful Master in 1964, and as Chaplin for more than 12 years.

He was District Deputy Grand Master of the 11th Masonic District in 1965 and 1966 and Assistant Grand Lecturer from 1974 until 1980 and was presented the Simon Greenleaf Medal. Brother Walker was also a member of the Valley of the Androscoggin Scottish Rite.

Bob devoted much of this life to his community and was a member of the choir at the United Church of Monmouth for many years and also sang with a local barbershop group.

He is survived by his son, David and wife, Audrey, of Monmouth; his daughter, Norma Sprague of Monmouth; five grandchildren, Amanda Bunker and husband, Kevin, of Brunswick, Alyson Walker of Seattle, Wash., Jason R. Sprague of Monmouth, Jared Walker and his wife, Lindsey, of Monmouth and James R. Sprague Jr., of Lewiston; and four great-grandchildren, Natalie and Alexandra Bunker, Ethan Burnham and Dylan Cushman; soon to be, Riley Norman Walker will be born in March.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jean, of 61 years in 2011.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at:www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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