Dale Wallin, 1929-2016
Published 9:44 am Monday, January 2, 2017
Funeral services for Dale Erling Wallin, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. The Rev. Nancy Hansen will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Dale died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Dale Erling Wallin was born Oct. 21, 1929, the fourth son born to Rea L. and Mary (Lilleskau) Wallin at their rural Freeman Township, Freeborn County home. He was confirmed at Glenville First Lutheran Church and graduated eighth grade from School District 65 in 1943. Dale loved inventing motorized bicycles, lawn mowers and go-karts. On May 1, 1954, Dale married Irma J. Myers at 8:30 p.m. at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church. They farmed and lived on a small acreage in a small house personally built by Dale for two people for one year in Freeman Township. They moved to Shell Rock Township where they lived and farmed for a year. Dale and Irma then purchased land in Worth County and became Iwegian Farmers. To this union three children were born: Thomas, Melanie and Kyle. He enjoyed farming with Irma, raising chickens, hogs, milking a house cow to have milk and ice cream, sheep and a cow/calf operation.
Dale was proud of his children. He was a big kid at heart with snowmobiles, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, mini-bikes, motorcycles and go-karts all of which he enjoyed with his children and grandchildren. Dale was often found giving his grandchildren four-wheeler rides. He enjoyed cuckoo clocks and his passion was farming. He farmed up to the time of his passing.
Dale is survived by his wife, Irma; son, Thomas Wallin of Glenville; daughter, Melanie Jean (Doyle) Anderson of Sioux Rapids, Iowa; son, Kyle (Janet) Wallin of Northwood; nine grandchildren, Joshua, Tami, Ashton, Caleb, Whitney, Hayley, Morgan, Mitchell and Reanna; sister, Violet (Eddie) Hanssen; brother, Arlo (Julie) Wallin; sisters-in-law Susie Wallin, Vera Wallin, Ferne Virchow, Phyllis Lau and Bonnie (Dick) Grass; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in- law Bjorn Nelson, Glen Virchow and Willis Lau; daughter-in- law, Janice Wallin; brothers Merlin Wallin, Lyle (Arlene) Wallin and Verl Wallin.
Blessed be his memory.