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Archie Wallace

Archie Wallace

Sept. 25, 1918 - March 2, 2006

MONTEVIDEO -- Archie Wallace, 87, of Montevideo died Thursday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Montevideo. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be this afternoon and evening, with the family present from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and a 6 p.m. prayer service, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Montevideo.

He was born Sept. 25, 1918, in Granite Falls Township near Asbury to Guy and Margaret (Warren) Wallace. He attended schools in Maynard until the family moved to a farm northwest of Montevideo. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946.

He married Alice Thorsen on Aug. 20, 1943, in Montevideo. After his discharge he started a trucking business. He operated a Mobil oil distributorship for a number of years and later owned a Mobil Gas Station on state Highway 7 in Montevideo, where he sold and delivered fuel oil before retiring. Following his retirement he drove the veterans' bus on a part-time basis. Alice died in 1987.

He was married ValJean Schei on Oct. 9, 1988, in Montevideo. The past few years he has resided at Brookside Manor.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Montevideo and served on the finance and the building committees. He served on the board of directors of Brookside Manor for 27 years and was also a longtime member of American Legion Post 359 in Montevideo.

He is survived by a daughter: Susan (and Charles) Quernemoen of Brooklyn Park; a son: Neal Wallace of Hastings; a grandson; stepchildren: Barbara (and Larry) Smith of Montevideo, Mary (and Merle) Hammer of Granite Falls, and Sue (and Brad) Dyshaw of Montevideo; 13 stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister: Joyce Anderson of Montevideo.

He was preceded in by his wives: Alice in 1987 and ValJean in 2003; two brothers and two sisters.