Donald A. Wallace

Donald A. Wallace

Donald Allen “Duck” Wallace, age 73, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Mazomanie on Fri. Feb. 10, 2017. Don was born at home in Mazomanie on Dec. 22, 1943 to the late Robert C. and Hazel I. (Meigs) Wallace. He graduated Mazomanie High School; class of 1962. Following High School, Don enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Submarine Service at Pearl Harbor aboard the U.S.S. Gudgeon until 1966.

Don was united in marriage to Verna J. Hodgson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mazomanie on July, 15, 1967. He worked for the Gordon Flesch Company in Madison and later became an electrician for the University of Wisconsin Madison, a career that spanned more than 30 years, until his retirement in 1999. Don enjoyed volunteering and providing public service to the community; he served on both the Mazomanie Village and Township Boards in several positions, including Village President, served as an EMT for over 20 years at District 1 EMS in Mazomanie, was a loyal member of the Mazomanie Lions Club, and volunteered at Habitat for Humanity and the Sugar Creek Bible Camp in Ferryville. He was a member of the Mazomanie American Legion Post 437, and an active member of the New Heights Lutheran Church, Black Earth.

Don is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Verna; 2 daughters, Amy (Mark) Folkins, of St. Louis, MO., Jill (Ken) Kietzke of Mt. Horeb; 5 grandchildren, who he dearly loved and was very proud of, Natalie, Grace and Claire Folkins, Ben and Jesse Kietzke; 2 brothers, Charles (Helen) Wallace of Junction City, OR., and Robert (Robin) Wallace of Fitchburg; 2 sisters in-law, Patty Wallace of Black Earth and Julina Wallace of Lodi; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Rodney.

A celebration of Don’s Life will be held at 11:00 am on Wed. Feb. 15, 2017 at New Heights Lutheran Church, 1705 Center St., Black Earth with Pastor Rob Nelson officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Tues. Feb. 14, 2017, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sugar Creek Bible Camp of Ferryville, New Heights Lutheran Church of Black Earth, District 1 EMS.