Wallace G. "Wally" Krumwiede, age 93, of Parkers Prairie, died Tuesday, February 5, at St. William's Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013, at St. James Lutheran Church in Effington Township with Rev. Dennis Angland officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Judy Rademacher. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Friday at the Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Wallace George Krumwiede was born August 6, 1919, to Arthur and Anna (Zemple) Krumwiede in Trimont, Minnesota. He was baptized in Trimont and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wheaton, Minnesota. 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 June 15, 1940, at Webster, South Dakota. Following their marriage they lived in Wheaton where he continued to farm and they raised 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) Krumwiede and K.C. (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.