Walter “Walt” Junkin, age 82 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2015, following a long battle with heart and kidney failure at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. A family entombment service will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, N.D.
Walter Edward Junkin was born on Aug. 31, 1933, to Floyd Junkin and Adeline Junkin (nee Howley). He spent his entire childhood in Fargo. During his adolescence, Walter developed a passion for photography and music. His first professional photograph was taken in 9th grade. He also developed into a fine jazz trumpet player, touring with the Bob Calamese band, out of Nebraska, at age 17. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts.