Donald R. Wallace, 86
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Attica - Donald "Don" R. Wallace, 86, passed away in the emergency room of the St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital, on Friday, November 16, 2012, at 6:09 a.m.
Don was born at his boyhood residence in Warren County, Indiana, on August 28, 1926. He was the son of the late James Earl and Nina Ruth (Funk) Wallace. Don grew up in Independence and attended the Independence and Winthrop schools. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1944. He has lived most of his adult life in Attica.
Don formerly worked for 8 ½ years at the Wallace Grocery Store in Independence. He later worked in the Pattern Shop at Harrison Steel Castings Company in Attica, retiring in 1989 after 25 years of service.
Don served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. At the time of his honorable discharge he had attained the rank of Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class.
Don had attended the Attica Christian Church; member of the American Legion Post # 52 of Attica; V.F.W. Post # 3318 of Attica; Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis. He enjoyed studying genealogy. Don also enjoyed running and participated in several marathons.
Don was first married to Alice Bannon on May 2, 1948 in the Attica Christian Church. He later married Florence Powell on October 16, 1964 in the Christian Church in Danville, Ill. She preceded him in death on January 15, 2008.
Don leaves behind his seven children, Nancy (Roger) Higginbotham, Ramona, Calif.; Laurel (Bruce) Kirkpatrick, Mesa, Ariz.; Annette (Tony) Crane, Attica; Donald (Elaina) Wolf, Darlington, Ind.; David "Archie" Green, Judith Green and Bev Morgan, all of Attica; a brother, Wilbur (Pat) Wallace, Kennewick, Wash.; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Wallace; three brothers, Harold, Charles and James Wallace and a sister, Margaret Kennington.
Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Sunday, Nov. 18th, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, Nov. 19th, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ed Selvidge officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica.
Memorial contributions may be made to ASK (Area Sharing Kindness) or the Attica Community Foundation. Condolences may be sent on line to www.mausfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2012