Walter "Walt" Wallace, 82

Walter “Walt” Wallace, 82, of Winamac, IN passed away at 5:40 AM Saturday, June 20, 2020 at his home.   Walt was born on October 22, 1937 in Mishawaka, IN to the late Frank and Bessie Burkett Wallace.   He graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1956 and went on to serve in the US Army.  On September 18, 1982, Walt married the love of his life, Elizabeth “Betty” Braun at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. 


Walt was retired from Plymouth Tube, but in his younger years he had worked at Studebaker and RCA.  He was the last living charter member of the Winamac FOE #2580. 


Walt was a fan of all sports, especially the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, and IU Basketball.  He enjoyed fishing and gardening.  He also enjoyed doing puzzles. 


Walt loved his family very much.  He especially adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Walt will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Survivors include:

Elizabeth “Betty” Braun Wallace, Winamac, IN Wife

Diana (Tom) Thompson, Winamac, IN Daughter

Elaine (Dave) Crissinger, Winamac, IN Daughter

Vickie (Herb) Purtee, Winamac, IN Daughter

Michael (Alisha) Wright, Winamac, IN Son

Many Beloved Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Phyllis Cowsert, Hammond, IN Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews



Preceded in death by:

Frank and Bessie Burkett Wallace, Parents

Donald Wright, Infant Son

Amber Wible, Infant Granddaughter

Wayne (Evelyn) Wallace, Brother

George (Juanita) Wallace, Brother

Linda (Joe) Cowsert, Sister

Jack Cowsert, Brother-in-law



Visitation will be from 10 AM – 12:30 PM EDT Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 


An Eagles Service will be held at 12:30 PM EDT Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 

Funeral Services will be held at 1 PM EDT Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Leroy Kinnaman officiating.


Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac, IN.  The American Legion and VFW will conduct Military Graveside Services.


Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 


Online Tributes may be offered at


Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.  

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