Wallace ‘Wally’ Westbrook Wallace
August 05, 1938 - October 13, 2021
Wallace “Wally” Westbrook Wallace, 83, of Neillsville, Wis., died Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at the Marshfield Medical Center.
Wallace Westbrook Wallace was born on August 5, 1938, in Neillsville, the son of Kenneth E. and Dorothy L. (Jake) Wallace. He attended Neillsville Public Schools, and then worked as a semi-truck driver. On March 29, 1958, he was united in marriage to Carol A. Schnur in Black River Falls, WI. Wally’s truck driving career began with Coop Transport out of Neillsville, then he drove for Swift Transport out of La Crosse; after they closed their doors, he went to work for Schneider Trucking out of Green Bay, WI. Wally was very proud of the plaque he received for 1 million miles of safe driving. He retired in 2000 at the age of 62, and then drove cars and trucks for Gross Motors.
Throughout their life, Wally and Carol enjoyed traveling to different places in their motor home. Wally loved his dogs and will be sadly missed by his current dog, Bella.
He is survived by Carol, his wife of 63 years; two sons, David Wallace of Neillsville, Jeff (Sue) Wallace of Colby, WI, a daughter, Carolyn (Scott) Erickson of Slinger, WI, three grandchildren, Joshua (Amy) Wallace, Jason (Ruth) Gostomski and Kristine Gostomski, three great grandchildren, Braleigh Wallace, Kinley Wallace and Joshua Wallace Jr., two step-great-grandchildren, Aubrey and Alaina. He is further survived by a brother Orin “Butch” (Brenda) Wallace of Neillsville, WI and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Dorothy, and five brothers, Robert, Ronald, Daniel, Kenneth and Richard.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Wally’s family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
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