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Wallace Schmuck

June 21, 1928 December 22, 2018
Wallace Schmuck
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WALLACE ALVIN SCHMUCK was born on June 21, 1928 to Henry and Selma (Krumheuer) Schmuck on June 21, 1928 in Luverne, Minnesota. Wallace was confirmed in 1951 at Rose Dell Lutheran Church in Jasper, Minnesota. He attended school in Luverne, Minnesota. At age 15, Wallace began raising cattle, farrowing pigs, milking cows and farming the land with his 17-year-old brother, Don. On April 19, 1946 at the age of 17, Wallace enlisted in the United States Navy. He spent 14 months in San Diego decommissioning ships and then was sent to Pearl Harbor. He was honorably discharged on February 17, 1948. On October 6, 1948, Wallace was united in marriage to Verna Eldora Swenson at the Parsonage of Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne, Minnesota. For the first 18 months of their marriage, they lived with Wallace’s parents on the farm. In 1950, they moved to Hardwick. Three years later, they moved back to the family farm. In 1999, the couple moved into the City of Luverne where he became involved with Retired Seniors Volunteer Program where he was a driver when needed. He continued to live in his home in Luverne until June of 2018 when he entered into the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. He resided there until he passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the age of 90 years, six months, and one day.

Wallace attended Bethany Lutheran Church. He was on a bowling league, member of the Hardwick Legion, and belonged to a couple local pinochle card clubs for over 60 years. Wallace enjoyed dancing, his favorite being The Waltz. Other hobbies included wood working, paint by number and vegetable gardening.

Wallace is survived by his wife, Verna; three children, Ronald (Diane) of Alexandria, Minnesota, Sandra (Les) Nath of Jasper, and Lonette (Joe) Colwell of Rushmore, Minnesota; one daughter-in-law, Stacey (Brad) Hustoft; 13 grandchildren, Jason Nath, Jessica Schroeder, Andrea Godsave, Ryan Schmuck, Kiley Metz, Kane Colwell, Kelsie Colwell, Kalis Colwell, Brittany Vandeweerd, Matthew Schmuck, Monaya Hustoft, Zayna Hustoft, and Jacinda Hustoft; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Judy (Jim) Hagen of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Todd Schmuck; sister, Helen (Frank) Gamsby; brothers, Herbert (Delores) Schmuck, Henry (Lorraine) Schmuck Jr., Robert (Kiako) Schmuck, and Donald (Viola) Schmuck.

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Visitation

Wednesday

26

Dec

8:30 AM 12/26/2018 8:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 12/26/2018 10:00:00 AM
Bethany Lutheran Church - Luverne

720 N. Kniss Ave.
Luverne, MN 56156

Bethany Lutheran Church - Luverne
720 N. Kniss Ave. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Service

Wednesday

26

Dec

10:00 AM 12/26/2018 10:00:00 AM
Bethany Lutheran Church - Luverne

720 N. Kniss Ave.
Luverne, MN 56156

Bethany Lutheran Church - Luverne
720 N. Kniss Ave. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Maplewood Cemetery - Luverne Final Resting Place

1242 W. Warren St.
Luverne, MN 56156

1242 W. Warren St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States
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