AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Wallace “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