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Harry E. Wallace

March 18, 1948 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 73)


WOODLAND PARK, CO – Harry E. Wallace, 73, of Woodland Park, CO and Galva, IL, died at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 17 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva with Pastor Rebecca Gearhart officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, January 16 at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the services. A Celebration of Life will also be held in Colorado at a future date.

Harry was born March 18, 1948 in Kewanee, IL, the son of Harry G. and Mary Violet “Vi” (Cross) Wallace. He married Carol J. LaMaster on November 24, 1968 in Bishop Hill. Survivors include his wife of Woodland Park, CO, three daughters; DeeDee Wallace of Paris, MO and her children; Brittany, Taylor, Trentin, Spencer, and Andrea, Janelle Saar (Matt Widtfeldt) of Woodland Park, CO and Ginger (Rodney) Byers of Roseville, IL and their son, Ryan. He is also survived by his two brothers and sister-in-law, Roger (Sue) Wallace of Kewanee, John (Karen Saxe) Wallace of Mondovi, WI and Diana LaMaster of Alexis. He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws.

Harry started his career as a Jr High Teacher and then taught at the High School & Community College levels. He had an impact on many kids throughout his career and a special gift for reaching at risk kids.

Upon retiring from teaching, he started a custom forage harvesting business with his son-in-law which got him back to his roots playing in the dirt with farming. Harry loved anything farm related and took every chance he could to watch a tractor pull with his brothers.  He also enjoyed taking his grandsons to learn all things tractors.

Harry was of the Methodist faith and was a lifelong learner. If you were around him, he made sure you became one too because he always had something to share.

Harry’s greatest love was for his family and his legacy is left behind in his kids and grandkids.

Memorials may be directed to the Galva Kiwanis Club or to the Ute Pass-Woodland Park Kiwanis Club.


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January 16, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Rux Funeral Homes
313 Market St.
Galva, IL 61434

Funeral Service
January 17, 2022

11:00 AM
Rux Funeral Homes
313 Market St.
Galva, IL 61434

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