Jane Ellen (Bell) Walker, 76

Published 10:15 am Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jane Ellen (Bell) Walker, 76, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, died on Friday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Gulf Coast Hospital in Fort Myers, Florida.

Jane Ellen (Bell) Walker, 76

Jane Ellen (Bell) Walker, 76

Jane was born on April 11, 1939, and grew up in Lyle, Minnesota, to Verne and Ethel Bell. She was married in 1957 to Paul Austinson, had three children and moved to Mankato, Morristown, Grand Meadow, Mason City, and eventually Rochester.

In 1981, she met and married Robert Walker and moved to Eden Prairie, Minnesota. In 1990, Robert and Jane retired, then moved to Fort Myers, Florida. Jane was an avid golfer, sold realty, and was very active socially. She especially loved hosting parties, playing cards, and taking long walks.

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Jane is survived by her husband, Robert Walker of Lehigh Acres, Florida; her children: Jaci (Ron) Rietveld of Aitkin, Minnesota, John (Julie) Austinson of Eyota, Minnesota; step-children: Rob (Donnelle) Walker of Denver, Colorado, Renee (Walker) Holmes of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two sisters: Margie (Bud) Lau, and Carol (Oscar) Huff of Austin, Minnesota; a brother, David (Carolynn) Bell of Albert Lea, Minnesota; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Mark Austinson.

A visitation for Jane will be held at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a short service at 11 a.m. Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.