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W. Etter webphotoWallace “Wally” Etter, of Mora, formerly of Plummer, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015 at his home.  He was 90 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Douglas Larson officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.

Wallace Herman Etter, of Mora, formerly of Thief River Falls, MN, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015 at his home.  He was 90 years old.

Wallace, lovingly known as Wally, was born on July 27, 1924 in Frazee, MN to parents Herman and Eva Clare (Phillippe) Etter.  Wally was the 5th of 13th children and grew up in Wimbledon, ND where he worked alongside his parents and grandparents on the family farms. While working road construction in northern Minnesota, he met Edith F. Mykleby and the couple was united in marriage on August 28, 1954 in Plummer, MN.   They moved around southwestern Minnesota for several years, before settling in Thief River Falls in 1961.  Wally worked for Lampert Lumber. He was a skilled carpenter and built the family home.  In 1964, Wally attended Bemidji State College, where he received his teaching degree in Industrial Arts.  For the next twenty years, Wally taught in the Plummer School System, retiring in 1989.  After Edith’s retirement, Wally and Edith moved to Mora where he resided until his death.

Wally was always on the go.  He loved to restore classic cars, trucks, and tractors.  He was a member of the Old Wheeler’s Car Club where he showcased his restored Model T and Model A and enjoyed driving them in parades.   Wally enjoyed helping out neighbors and friends by snow-blowing their driveways, cutting firewood, and building deer stands.  Wally loved the outdoors and pheasant hunting with his son and grandson; and special fishing trips to Canada.  Most of all Wally loved his family and lovingly took care of Edith.  He will be dearly missed.

Wally is preceded in death by his parents, and 8 brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife Edith, son David (Juanita), grandchildren Mike (Jo) and Laura, brothers Tom, Jerry (Janice), Bob (Alice), sister Joanne (Jim) Munsterteiger, sister-in-law Peg Etter, many nieces , nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service was held on Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Mora.  Interment was in the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie. Arrangements were by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.  Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com

8 thoughts on “WALLACE H. ETTER”

  1. I am very sorry to hear of Wally’s death. I knew Wally and Edith many years ago through MEA activities. I had lost contact with them and only now learned they were so close to where I was teaching. Edith and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. So sad to hear the passing of Wally, a great man. May God wrap you in his arms during this difficult time.

  3. So sorry to hear of Wally’s passing. I got to know Wally and Edith through my dear departed Fred. Wally and I would always get together when he came to TRF. My thoughts and sympathy to you and your family David. My heart goes out to dear Edith, we got to be good friends, before they moved away.

  4. Our sympathy to Wally’s Family. We are Plummer people who knew Wally from years back and were neighbors of the Mykleby’s.

  5. Many happy moments were had at the Etter home . Edith and Wally were outstanding Luther League Advisers.My sympathies to Mother Hubbard and Dave’s Family

  6. Wally was a wonderful caregiver.
    He was glad to help in any way. He made a folding life-size picture frame for our art adventure “Stepping Out of pictures!
    My sympathy.

  7. Dear Papá Wally, you were a great Dad, I’ve learned so many good things with you, and we had so many good moments with the family, I’m sure you have a very happy Father’s Day up with our greatest Dad, our Lord, be happy forever…Quique…

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