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Grant Walden Jr.

October 13, 1936 ~ June 19, 2018 (age 81)

Grant Walden Jr. 81, of Princeton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Grant was born on October 13, 1936 in Gibson County, IN to Ulysses Walden Sr. and Mildred (Russell) Walden and lived in Gibson County all his life. He was a self-employed farmer and NGSC bus driver for 45 years. He loved driving his bus and farming. He attended Wayman Chapel Church in his early years and later attended Broadway Christian Church. Grant was an all-around happy, kind hearted man that never met a stranger. He showed love and respect for every person that came into his life. Grant’s passion for farming, machinery, travel and his family was often his favorite topics for discussion. Grant will be greatly missed by his family and friends, but his passion for a fun-loving life will live forever through each and every person that he touched during his time here on earth.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sallee Walden; son, Stephen Walden (Tina); daughters, Lisa Bartell (Mark) and Kara Wonnell (Charlie); 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister, Lila Shomate; brothers, Billy and Paul Walden; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and step brothers and step sisters.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, officiated by Rev. John Dunn. Burial will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at Colvin Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5250 Vogel Road, Suite A, Evansville, IN 47715 or the Heritage Hospice, 1202 W. Buena Vista Rd., #107, Evansville, IN 47710. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle for Grant at

Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
5250 Vogel Road, Suite A, Evansville IN 47715

Heritage Hospice
1202 W. Buena Vista Rd. #107, Evansville IN 47710

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