Archive for Thursday, October 11, 2007

William W. Wallace

1918-2007

October 11, 2007

Memorial services for William W. "Bill" Wallace, 88, Topeka, were Saturday, Sept. 29, at Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka. Burial will be at a later date at the De Soto Cemetery.

Mr. Wallace died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.

He was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Coldwater, the son of Ezekial and Anna Altis Wallace.

At the age of 17, Mr. Wallace joined the Conservation Corps and served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

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.

He 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.

He married Helen K. Large on Jan. 16, 1948, in Independence, Mo. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Diane Walters, Highlands, Texas, and Linda Wood, Topeka; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A son, Charles Wallace, preceded him in death in 1976. His 12 brothers and sister also preceded him in death.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, sent in care of Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka 66608.

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