Maralee Joy Walker, age 79, of Kalamazoo, MI died peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2016 of heart disease. Maralee was born on May 21, 1937 in Plainwell, MI and lived in and around Kalamazoo most of her life and lived in San Diego, CA for a time during the 1950's. Maralee had a soft spot for animals of all kinds, she enjoyed reading biographies and history and keeping up with the Kardashians. Maralee was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, mother, Anna Mary "Susie" Wiswell, brother, Robert "Bobby" Cunningham, dad, Joseph Cunningham, and many beloved pets. Maralee is survived by her four children, Myra, Michael, Caroline and Robert; sisters, Cheri and Annette; nine grandchildren, Michelle, Kalene, Sara, Kylen, Troy, Brandon, Kristen, Heather, Tiffany; and nine great-grandchildren. A private gathering was held for the immediate family and no services are planned. Burial will be at the Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell, MI.