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March 7, 2023
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Wallace F. Reek, age 90, of Marshfield, Wisconsin, passed away at the House of the Dove on March 7, 2023, just a week before his 91st birthday. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Immanuel Lutheran Church (604 S. Chestnut Ave) in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 AM until the service. A luncheon will be served at the church following the funeral service and veteran’s memorial.
Wally was born March 14, 1932, the son of Fred and Catherine (Hintz) Reek in Nasonville, Wisconsin. He graduated from Marshfield High School in 1950, where he played baseball, football, and hockey. He was united in marriage with the love of his life, Shirley E. Nelson, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Marshfield on September 19, 1953. Wally and Shirley have been active members of Immanuel Lutheran Church and volunteers with many organizations in Marshfield.
Wally is survived by his Wife of 69 years, Shirley; Children, Randal (Laurie) Reek of Marshfield, and Laura (David) Rice of Naples, Florida. “Papa” will be missed by his Grandchildren, Aaron Reek, Adam (Lauren) Reek, Eric Rice and Michelle (Matthew) Wallace; and Great-Grandchildren, Caroline and Victoria Rice, and Charlotte and Theodore Reek.
Wally enjoyed spending four seasons at their cottage, snowmobiling, hunting, and fishing – including many trips to Canada. It was always “A beautiful day in Wisconsin!” He was a lifetime member of the Marshfield Elks Club, and active member of the local Rotary Club where he was the committee chair that installed the fishing pier on the upper pond at Wildwood Park.
Wallace served in the Army from 1953 to 1955, including a tour in Korea. He was discharged as a Sergeant in the motor pool. He was involved in the auto business for the rest of his working career, including selling auto parts, the owner of a service station and used car lot, partner in a local new car dealership, sales manager, and owner of the Chrysler/Jeep dealership in Marshfield.
Online condolences may be made at www.hansenschillingfuneralhome.com for your convenience.