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3200 Stanley Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-344-2113
Fax: 715-344-2166
Deacon Hugh Walker

Deacon Hugh D. Walker

Wednesday, February 21st, 1934 - Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Obituary

Deacon Hugh Dyson Walker Ph.D. passed to be with his Lord on Monday, January 25th, 2021.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Deacon Hugh will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday January 28, 2021 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Attendance at Mass will be limited due to Covid -19 to family and invited guests. Visitation at the church will be from 10:00 AM Thursday until the Mass. Burial will be in the spring at Guardian Angel Cemetery, with full military honors.

Hugh (also known as Dyson) was born in Plymouth, NH, February 21, 1934 son of Hubert and Lena May (Bosence) Walker. He grew up in Nashua, N.H., attended local schools, and graduated from Nashua High School in 1952, where he was active in band, including All-State Band, French Club, sports writing, the basketball team, and the golf team. He loved snowshoeing, skating, swimming, and golf.

He attended the University of New Hampshire where he received his BA degree in History in 1956. He was a member of the Freshman basketball team, Freshman football team, the 1954 Yankee Conference Champion football team, and the 1955 football team. He was also a member of the 1956 Lacrosse team, and a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

After college, he graduated from Naval Officers Candidate School, Newport R.I., Class XXVII, and was commissioned Ensign, U.S.N.R. He served aboard the destroyer USS Marshall, DD 676, including a tour of duty to East Asia as Damage Control Officer and later as Chief Engineer. He was honorably discharged in August, 1958.

In 1957 he was married to Sandra Ann Peary of Weirs Beach, N.H. In the following years they lived in Westwood Village, Ca, where he was a graduate student in history at UCLA, and she was employed by the UCLA Antibiotic Research Laboratory, working on some of the first Staphylococcus antibiotic research in the country. Following his MA degree and teaching assistantship in History, and language studies in Chinese and Japanese at UCLA, he undertook graduate studies in Chinese at Yale.

The couple moved to Tokyo, Japan in 1962, where he was a professor of History and Chinese Language in the Far East Division of the University of Maryland, and she studied Japanese Flower arranging and became a licensed teacher in the Sogetsu Ikebana School. .
In 1965, they moved to Stevens Point, WI, where he was appointed Assistant Professor of History, at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, with the charge from President Albertson to "develop Asian Studies" at UWSP. In the next five years, 37 courses on Asia in 8 departments were developed and a Minor in Asian Studies was offered.

Hugh received his Ph.D. in History from UCLA in 1972, and also taught Chinese language at UWSP from 1976 to 2000; he continued to teach several Asian History courses until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in History and Chinese in 2005. Teaching was his life.

In 1983, he was ordained a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, one of the first class of deacons ordained in the Diocese of La Crosse, WI. He was given the status of Senior Deacon in 2005, and continued to function on a limited basis until his death.

He had a God-given gift of languages--he was fluent in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, the first 3 of which he also taught, in addition to French and German; and semi-fluent in Russian, Italian, with reading knowledge in New Testament Greek and some Mongolian. At the invitation of the Chinese government he was invited to give a paper in Beijing, to be orated in Korean, which he did, and received many compliments from the Korean scholars who attended.

In 2010, he returned to part-time teaching, volunteering to teach Chinese language classes at Pacelli Catholic High School in Stevens Point.

He is survived by his wife Sandra of 63 years, and their children: Christopher (Lynn) Walker of Stevens Point, Sarah (Shawn) Hagedon of Plover, Gregory (Laura) Walker of Benbrook Texas, and Anne (James) Hassett of Kenosha, WI; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 9 nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother James H. (Blanche) Walker, and son Andrew (Milissa) Walker.

Online condolences can be made by visiting www.shudafuneral.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    When
    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 10:00am - 10:45am
    Location
    Holy Spirit Parish (St. Stanislaus Catholic Church)
    Address
    838 Fremont St.
    STEVENS POINT, WI
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, January 28th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Holy Spirit Parish (St. Stanislaus Catholic Church)
    Address
    838 Fremont St.
    STEVENS POINT, WI
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  • Interment

    Location
    Guardian Angel Cemetery
    Address
    3241 Prais Street
    STEVENS POINT, WI 54481
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Dave and Chris Mechenich

Posted at 05:13pm
Deacon Hugh was an important positive influence on our boys as they grew up and served mass at St. Stan's through middle and high school. We all appreciated his intelligence and his faithful and dedicated service. His passing is a great loss, and we pray that you will find peace and comfort in time.
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J Powers

Posted at 06:11pm
I took a few of Dr. Walker’s classes at UW-SP in the early 70s. He was a great example of what an educator should be, very knowledgeable and dedicated to sharing that knowledge with his students.
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Robert Wolensky

Posted at 02:50pm
Hugh was a good man, a good professor at UWSP, and a good fellow parishioner at Holy Spirit Parish. He gave a great deal to his family, students, colleagues, the faithful, and the community. He will be sorely missed by all he touched. While we mourn his loss, we can also celebrate a life very well lived. Peace be with you, Hugh. Bob Wolensky
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Christopher

Posted at 07:26pm
Hugh and his beautiful family were great parishioners in the Episcopal Parish of the Church of the Intercession in Stevens Point. Hugh was a great and kind man who instructed us High School students in comparative religions. GOD blesses and I greatly miss Hugh. My condolences to wonderful Sandra and their children Christopher, Sarah, Gregory, and Anne whom I babysat.
Christopher Lewis, son of Fr. Edward C. Lewis
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Karen zoromski

Posted at 05:12pm
Sandy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family for the happy repose of the soul of Hugh. Remembering his stories makes me smile. He told me one time that God spoke to him about some decision he had made. I remarked that I didn’t think God spoke to me. He said, “Well, he spoke to you but you probably weren’t listening”. So true. We will be with you on the live streamed service. Peace, Karen & Dave
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