AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Wallace Warren Stahlke, of Mora, died on Monday, September 5, 2016 in Mission, TX. He was 86 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
INURMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Wallace Warren Stahlke of Mora, MN, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 at his winter home in Mission, TX. He was 86 years old.
Wallace was born July 6, 1930 to Ernst (Mike) and Arta (Laasch) Stahlke. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Waconia, MN High School in 1948. After high school he attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis.
On July 2, 1952 Wallace was united in marriage to Phyllis Hoese at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia, MN. That same year, Wallace was drafted into the United States Army. After returning to Waconia in 1954, the couple started a family. John Wallace Stahlke was born in 1958 followed by their second son, William Warren Stahlke in 1962.
Wallace and Phyllis owned and operated Stahlke Dairy Distribution for 18 years. They later sold that business to Jack Frost. After selling Stahlke Dairy Distribution, they purchased what is now Stahlke’s Department Store in 1972. Wallace worked at Stahlke’s Department store until his retirement.
Wallace was an avid fisherman and he enjoyed his weekly Bridge game with his buddies. He and Phyllis traveled to many countries and states during their marriage.
Wallace was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Phyllis, and his older sister Dellas.
He is survived by his sons, John (Tracie) of Pine City, and William (Sue) of Mora; grandchildren, Jenelle (Nancy) Nurthen, Mike (Kim) Stahlke, Seth (savannah) Stahlke, and Alex Stahlke; great-grandchildren Charles and Miriam; sister Diane (Dean) Luke; 2 nieces and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora. Inurnment was in Oakwood Cemetery in Mora. Military Honors provided by Mora American Legion Post 201.