Sandra Jeane (Rokke) Walker, of Texas City, TX, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019, at UTMB Hospital in Galveston. She will be interred beside her husband, Scott C. Walker, at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Sandra was born July 25, 1940, in Austin, MN, to Magne G. Rokke (born in Norway, 1904) and Lillian Viola Peterson Rokke (born in Manson, IA 1904). Sandra graduated from Manson Community High School in Manson, IA in 1958 and then from the University of Texas at Tyler with a degree in Sociology. She moved to Palestine, TX and was employed as a Senior Substance Abuse Counselor II and later a Quality Control Specialist. Sandra eventually retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in December 2002.
Sandra was a member of the Brushy Creek United Methodist Church in Brushy Creek, TX. She was also a member of the VFW Post #5073 Auxiliary in Frankston, TX, having held the offices of chaplain, trustee, and Vice President. She also volunteered at the VA Clinic in Palestine, TX and at the Frankston, TX nursing home.
Sandra married Scott Carter Walker in 1994 and the couple moved to Ft. Dodge, IA in 2008. After Scott passed away in 2010, Sandra moved to Lake St. Croix Beach, MN, to be near her oldest son and his wife.
Sandra enjoyed visiting with friends and family, spending time with her dog, Harry, reading, snow, having her house cleaned, dining out, math, logic, and “draw something.” She especially enjoyed being retired and getting the opportunity to visit Norway in 2006, as well as traveling to Hawaii and Mexico and living in Japan.
Sandra was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Peterson Rokke; father, Magne G. Rokke; sisters, Karen Rokke, Mary Anne Kenning, and Jane Elaine Rokke; brother, Thomas O. Rokke; and husband, Scott Walker.
She is survived by her daughter, Angela Wolfe (Tim) Beggs of Galveston, TX; sons: Robert Wolfe, Jr. (Becca) of Lake St. Croix, MN; Scott Wolfe (Dora) of Grand Island, NE; and Bill (Tracey) Wolfe, of Trinidad, TX; sisters, Karol Patterson of Fort Dodge, IA and Judy Faber of Oto, IA; 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.