Ike Walker

Profile Updated: September 2, 2017
Residing In: Inverness, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Linda
Occupation: Retired
Children: Sara born 1968, Becky born 1970

Grandchildren
Katie and Alex Radke - Sara's children
Nicholas More…and Nathan Murrell - Becky's children
Military Service: United States Air Force  
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I like bicycle riding, walking, most anything outdoors, reading, playing on the computer.

After I got out of school, I hitchhiked to California with a friend (David Riddle) and came back to Illinois and worked as a mechanic. In 1963 I went into the military. Spent 4 years in US Air Force. Was stationed in Rome, NY for 3 1/2 years and while there I was sent to Vietnam for 10 months. I got out of the service in 1967. Started work as a mechanic and left it for a short time and worked at Caterpillar Tractor and got layed off there and went back to a o at a trucking company in El Paso, IL. Worked there till 1989. Retired from trucking company for medical reasons and worked at Vitesse Cycle Ship. Retired from Cycle Shop in 2002. In 1993, my wife and I and 32 other people did a bicycle trip halfway across the United States, from Maine back to Wisconsin. We were gone for 33 days. It was a great time. We did a lot of weekend trips and week long bicycle trips on our bikes.

In 2002 we sold our home and bought a motorhome and traveled. In 2003 we did work camping at Dollywood in Tennessee. Did that for 6 years in the summer and spent the winters in Florida. We are in Florida full time now. The park we live at is right across the road froma bike trail and we ride it as much as possible. I enjoy the outdoors and I enjoy my retirement.

That is my life and hope to enjoy many more years. Iam still in Florida and riding my bike and enjoying reading about my classmates on this site. I just moved back to Tn, and going to work at Dollywood waterpark for the summer (Splash Country Park ). Plan on staying in TN, for some time. Hope to do some bike riding here also. Have been in Tn now since May and have found some nice places to ride our Bikes. Will do more riding after the season at Wapterpark is over. Ride at least one day a week now. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the class reuion. Still in Sevierville Tn and has been a cold and rainy season. But thank god no snow yet. I just got home from Bloomington IL area. Had a nice vist with family and friends. Have decided since Iam in Tn now Iam going to go back to work at Dollywood. Biking in Tn is nice if you like hills. But we have found some nice places to ride. Don't get to ride as much here because of weather. Want to say I really had a good time at the reunion and it was great seeing everyone. Want to thank everyone who work on it and made it a success. Well I'm going to work at the Dollywood Splash country (water park) this summer and then going to move back to Florida. So i can do more riding.Had cataract eye surgery in March and last one done in May. Everything went well. Can see alot better now. Hope everybody has a great summer. Well another good year has gone by and I'm still in pretty good health and looking forward to moving back to Florida sometime this month. Cann't wait to ride my new bike more. I think we are going to stay in Florida for good this time. Hope everybody had a good year and hope to see you all at next reuion. I just got home from my daughter's Sara Radke house about two weeks ago. I spent all most two months at her house in S.C.. I was playing Nurse and house keeper for her and my son-inlaw Brian. Sara was in a bicycle accident on Feb 24th.She broke her Pelvis in two places and had a fracture on her left rotacup. Its was a busy time for them, they where selling their house also. I stayed there till she was able to get around on her own, with out the use of the wheel chair and walker. Sara is doing great now and back to work and have moved into a apt. Till they decide what they are going to do. It was good to get home and get back to riding my bike. Hope everyone is having a good year and is in good health.It has been a good year for me so far. Hope to see everyone at next reunion. Im still in Florida and enjoying the warm weather and Bike riding. Spent the month of May in Tn, SC, IL, and IND. Had a graduation in SC and in IL. Had fun visiting Family and friends. Hope everybody is having a good year.I have had a great summer. It all started in May 2015, I when to SC to my daugther Sara's house to help her get ready to move To Washington State. we left SC the end of May and drove my car and Sara drove her truck to IL for a short visit and that is where I left my car. Then Sara and me and The dog (Cody) started our drive to Washington State. It took us 3 days of driving. Seen alot of beautiful country. I spent a month at Sara's house. Then I flew back to Bloomington IL and Stayed with my daugther Becky and while there I visited with friends and family for almost a month. Left IL in the middle of July and drove to Indiana for a short visit with Cuz of mine. and left IN and drove back to Florida. It was a great trip. Now back in Florida and I think it has rained every day since I have been home.Hope everybody has had a great summer. Hope to see everyone at the next reunion. Well here it the beginning of another new year. Last year was a great year. This winter in Florida has been cooler and rainy. But still have been getting alot of riding in on the warmer days and not rainy. Had a nice Christmas. My lovely wife surprised me with a new bicycle ( trike). I found out. Later. The real reason for the new bicycle. She wanted to start riding my old. Trike. Hope everyone has a great year.It was a good summer, hot and lot of rain. Spent July 4th weekend in Greenville SC at my grndsons wedding. It's is hard to believe my grandkids are that old. my grandson is in medical school in Spartanburg,SC. Alex's new wife is a school teacher. It's been a so so year for riding, Have been caught in rain a few times. But still trying to 4 or 5 days aweek. Hope every one has a great year and a healthy year.last year was a great year for me.I want to thank everyone that help make the 55 reunion a great time for everyone. I really had a great time and it was good to see everyone. This year so far has started out good and hope that everyone has a safe and healthy good year.No big changes this year. I have cut back on my bike riding some. Still 3or4 days a week, just not as many miles, Been having some medical problems with my feet. Weather has not been helping any. Been a lot of rain.Hoping to ride some bike trails in October. Going on vacation to La, Miss, and northern Florida. Hope everyone is having a great year and in good health. Looking forward to the next reunion.

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Sorry to hear about Gary, will be missed.I remember Gary in homeroom And sports.

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Brian,Grandkids Katie and Alex Radke at Xmas 2009
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Me and my wife LINDA
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Me and LINDA at bike ride in Bloomington IL.This was a 65 Mile ride for us.
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Grandkids Nic and Nathan Murrell
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My daugther Sara and Son-Law Brian Radke
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Nathan,Nic John and Becky Murrell(my daugther)
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Me at Vanfleet Trail in Florida. We rode 70Miles on this trail.