Friends and Family Honor Student after Death


Dylan Walker

Makayla Mais, staff writer

Students remember Dylan Walker’s joking personality and the good times they spent together as they mourn the loss of their friend. His peers and bandmates returned to school this fall with a sense of loss after his death this summer.

“I will always remember his ability to make people laugh,” sophomore Blake Brodersen said. “He had the greatest personality.”

Dylan enjoyed participating in the High School Drumline. He also enjoyed playing baseball and video games.

Dylan Walker, a 15-year-old sophomore, passed away Saturday, July 12, at his home. He was born on May 3, 1999, in Clinton, Missouri, the son of Daniel and Sarah Woods Walker. Faculty and classmates remember Dylan with fond memories.

“I will always remember the times I spent with him at his house, or just anywhere really,” Brodersen said. “He had an unmatchable personality.”

Sophomores Tommy Reffett and Nathan Perry, will remember memories through band.

“I will always remember the band trip to Worlds of Fun on Dylan’s birthday.” Reffett said.

“I will always remember the day we were on a and trip and we were screaming a parody to the song ‘Cruise’,” Perry said.

Band director, Ben Johnson, will always remember how Dylan was in class.

“He was a kind individual and he always did what was expected of him, and I think that’s what people need to remember of him.”

Visitation services were held, July 19, at Reser Funeral Home as family and friends said their final goodbyes. Many of Dylan’s family and friends participated in a balloon release.