Archive for Thursday, October 4, 2007

Obituary: William (Bill) Wallace


October 4, 2007

Memorial services for William (Bill) W. Wallace, 88, Topeka, will be at noon Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka. Mr. Wallace died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.

Mr. Wallace was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Coldwater, the son of Ezekial and Anna Wallace. At the age of 17, Mr. Wallace joined the Conservation Corps and served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He married Helen K. Large on Jan. 16, 1948.

Mr. Wallace was a dry cleaner by profession, working for Scotch Cleaners and Laundry from 1954 until 1966 in Topeka as vice president in charge of operations. Later, he was the owner and operator of Wallace Cleaners in north Topeka from 1970 to 1985.

Mr. Wallace was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Arab Shrine Temple, the North Topeka Saddle Club, and the Shawnee County Sheriff's Mounted Posse. He was a member of the Euclid United Methodist Church and the Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church in north Topeka.

Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters, and a son Charles William Wallace. He is survived by his wife, Helen Kathryn Wallace of the home, daughter Diane Walters of Highlands, Texas, daughter Lind Wood of Topeka; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and four great grandchildren

Inurnment will be at the De Soto Cemetery at a later day. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association can be made care of Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, 66608.

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