Wallace Wayne Cleland, Sr. age 81 died at Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida on July 4, 2013 at 1:30 P. M. He was surrounded by his wife Patricia Cleland, Son Wallace Wayne Cleland, Jr. and Daughter in-law Ping Cleland, and her family. He was born July 26, 1931 in New Boston, Michigan and married Patricia Polach June 5, 1954 in Flat Rock, Michigan. He was employed with the Ford Motor Company for 38 years in Monroe, Michigan until he retired in 1986. He later moved to Anna Maria Island in 1991 and loved the Sunshine State.He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War
and was stationed in Alaska. He was a member of the American Legion post 400, and the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge#2188. He was preceded in death by his parents Waid and Frances Cleland, his brother Clifford and two sisters Betty Rinehart and Esther Hurlburt. He is survived by his wife Patricia, Son Wally, daughter-in-law Ping, sister-in-law Louise Cleland, as well as nieces and nephews in Michigan, California, and Florida. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 1-2 PM at the Skyway Memorial Gardens - 5200 U.S. 19 North, Palmetto, FL 34221. Funeral Services and Entombment will immediately follow at 2:00 PM at the Cemetery. Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with all arrangements.