Gary Laverne Walkling

Class of 1955

Gary Laverne Walkling

May 25, 1935 – September 19, 2007

Gary L. Walkling, 72, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2007, in his residence. Memorial services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. today (Saturday) in the Zahoran Funeral Home, 1826 S. Kemble Avenue.

Gary was born on May 25, 1935, in Seneca, Kansas, to Virgil and Dorothy (Roads) Walkling.

He was employed by South Bend Regional Airport. Mr. Walkling served in the United States Army and Air Force during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

On April 9, 1977, he married the former Mary Stone, who survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Theresa and Melanie Walker, and Kim Walkling, all of Colorado; two sons, Brendon Walkling and Geoffrey Walkling, both of South Bend; nine grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.

Gary was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.