Ed was born Aug. 28, 1943 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Edgar Walden II and Mary Margaret Walden (Née Lazzell). Joann was born Nov. 17, 1951 in Storm Lake, to George T. and Eileen C. Fulcher (Née Landgraf). Ed and Joann were married June 16, 1984 and are survived by two sons: Jason (Wendy) Walden and their daughters Alllana Perez and Madeline Courkamp, and Brian Walden and his fiancée Elizabeth Burton.
Along with his two sons, Ed is survived by four siblings, Barb (Ken) Reiper of Bedford, Ind.; John Patrick (Sharon) Walden of Orlando, Fla.; Mike (Denise) Walden of Kansas City, Mo.; Debbie (Kerry) Bouwens of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and stepmother, Barbara Walden. Along with their son, Brian, Joann is survived by four siblings; Sheryl (Jerry) McGowan of Sioux City; Thomas (Caye) Fulcher of Omaha, Neb.; William (Barb) Fulcher of Alta; Rhonda (Tom) Coon of Williamston, Mich.; and brother-in-law Lin (Ruth) Smith of Ponte Vedra, Fla. Both are survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Steve Walden. Joann was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Donna Fulcher Smith.
Ed is a retired realtor, having worked in both commercial and residential real estate, most recently for Sprint. He was an avid gardener with a love for roses, which he used to court his wife throughout their 26 years of marriage. He was also an avid race car fan and was especially fond of the Indy 500. Joann has a BS from Iowa State University and spent the majority of her career in computer and software sales, having recently retired as a sales executive for Softchoice. She loved to entertain her family and friends and every person who ever met her felt instantly at home in the warmth of her smile.
Arrangements are with McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Curé of Ars Music Department, Rockhurst High School Music Department, Sisters of St. Francis Retirement Fund of Clinton, Iowa and the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan.
Both loved to travel extensively and were looking forward to their retirement years. To celebrate Joann's Sept. 30th retirement, they had recently embarked on a month-long vacation in the Southeast United States. They lived together and they died together.