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Harold Wallace

Harold Wallace

Nov. 13, 1914-March 21, 2013

Harold Walter Wallace, 98, a lifelong resident of Vergas, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Frazee Care Center, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Loon Lake.

Visitation took place at the church from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, with a 4 p.m. prayer ser-vice. It continued for one hour prior to Monday's services at the church. Lunch was served follow-ing the service.

Burial will take place in the Lakeview Town-ship Cemetery at a later date. To leave online con-dolences, please visit

Harold was born to John and Ella (Lund) Wallace on November 13, 1914 in Candor Town-ship, Otter Tail County.

Harold was baptized November 6, 1915 at First Methodist Church in De-troit Lakes. He was con-firmed in faith on Decem-ber 16, 1948, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Loon Lake by Reverend Theo-dore Schauland. He at-tended country school at District 121 in Candor Township through the 8th grade.

Harold married Iota Olive Lewis on October 17, 1938, in Fergus Falls. A son, Walter was born to the couple. Iota passed away November 14, 1984.

Harold married Doro-thy (Ulrich) Carlson on September 19, 1987. She passed away June 16, 1990.

Harold farmed in the Vergas area, eventually selling the family farm to his son, Walter. In 1980, he moved into Vergas. He continued to do field work on the farm for many years. He belonged to the Lake Sybil Rod & Gun Club and the Vergas Lions Club. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Loon Lake.

He loved to dance, and attended many dances in the area. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also liked cutting grass, driving the tractor, snowmobiling, and wood working in the shop.

Harold was a kind man who was a blessing to many. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving Harold are his son, Walter (Diana) of Vergas; three grandchil-dren, Jim (Teresa) of Vergas, Deborah (Bob) Fettig of Barnesville and Nancy (Scott) Benke of Dent; 10 great grandchil-dren; three great-great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and neph-ews.

He is also survived by 12 stepchildren, JoLeen (Dale) Kruger of Osage, Deanna (Richard) Noel of Frazee, Connie (Ron) Baumgart of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sheri (Doug) Leitheiser of Rochert, Cari (Mike) Evavold of Dalton, Min., Carlee (Scott) Frey of De-troit Lakes, Cally (Darby) Nundahl of Frazee, My-ron (Judy) Guhlke of Osakis, Jay Guhlke of Colorado Springs, Lynnae (Robin) Guhlke of Lake Crystal, Minn., Scott (Pam) Guhlke of Moor-head and Lee (Kristina) Carlson of Park Rapids; along with many step-grandchildren and great grandchildren; and good friend, Audrey Clementson of Eagle Bend, Minn.

Preceding him in death were his first wife, Iota; his second wife, Dorothy; four brothers, Robert, William, Ernist and Warren Wallace; two sisters, Bessie Wilke and Mary Fingalson; a great-great grandson, Brayden Kamphuis and a step-daughter, Arla Sunram.