ROCHESTER – Elmer Earl Wallace, age 84, of Rochester died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009, at Wyndcrest Assisted Living.
He was born on June 26, 1925, in Saline County, IL, the son of Elmer Alexander and Pearl Santy Wallace. He married Mary L. Leeke on August 6, 1949.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother, Glenn Wallace; and an infant sister and brother.
Mr. Wallace lived in Rochester since January 2008 and was formerly of Harrisburg, IL. He was a social worker for the state of Illinois Department of Public Aid. He served in the United States Navy during World War II on the USS Saratoga. He was a past member of Harrisburg Lion’s Club and was Life Master Duplicate Bridge Player.
He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Wallace; a son, Dr. Steve (wife, Debbie) Wallace of Springfield; 2 grandchildren, Adam Wallace and Stephanie Wallace, both of Springfield; 1 foster sister, Linda Sue (husband, George) Toogarden of Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with Reverend Jerry Weber officiating. A graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.
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