Wallace Krumwiede, 93Wallace “Wally” George Krumwiede, 93, Parkers Prairie, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at St. William’s Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
Wallace “Wally” George Krumwiede, 93, Parkers Prairie, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at St. William’s Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9 at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Effington Township with the Rev. Dennis Angland officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Judy Rademacher. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, February 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Wallace was born August 6, 1919 to Arthur and Anna (Zemple) Krumwiede in Trimont. He was baptized in Trimont and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wheaton. He attended public schools in Wheaton and graduated from Morris Ag High School.
Following his education, he farmed with his father until he and a friend went to Oregon. He worked for a large wheat farmer in Oregon and learned many facets of large farm and ranch work. He returned to Wheaton because of his father’s ill health and continued farming.
He was united in marriage to Ruth Mulvanny on June 15, 1940 at Webster, South Dakota. Following their marriage they lived in Wheaton, where he continued to farm and they raise their two children. In 1969, he took a job as shop foreman for Hustad Implement in Alexandria. They stayed in Alexandria for a couple of years before moving to live on Lake Osakis.
Wally worked as a livestock buyer for Goodwin Livestock for many years. He and his wife moved to Lake Aaron, near Millerville, where they lived for 23 years before returning to Alexandria. They moved to Parkers Prairie in 1999, where Wally farmed with Ruckheim Farms for 20 years and helped at Shooting Sports. His wife, Ruth died January 3, 2011. Wally continued living in their home and learned to cook.
He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Wally was a gifted handy man and story teller and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Wally is survived by his son, Charles (Rose) Krumwiede of Fargo, North Dakota; daughter, Diane (Stan) Carlson of Staples; brother, Wesley (Vivian) Krumwiede of Wheaton; sister-in-law, Margarie Krumwiede of Wheaton; brother-in-law, James Mulvanny of Minneapolis; four grandchildren, Lisa Ebert, David Carlson, Katie (John) Myers and K.C. (fiancée, Lisa Bue) Krumwiede; two great-grandchildren, Cassandra Carlson and Analise Ebert; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Willard; sister, Dorothy; and wife of 70 years, Ruth.
Pallbearers will be K.C. Krumwiede, Don Krumwiede, Gordon Krumwiede, Ron Bowman, David Carlson and Paul Willard. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger and Pat Ruckheim, Ron and Maureen Roloff, Don and Charlene Olson, James and
Cindi O’Bryan, Roger and Eloise Wallner, Vince Wilke, Tom House and John Myers.
Arrangements are with Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie; www.lindfamilyfh.com.