Walter “Wally” M. Bareis, age 77, of Alexandria, died on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria with Rev. Scott Brown officiating. Wally’s funeral will be live streamed at https://www.lindfamilyfh.com/obituary/WalterWally-Bareis and broadcast live on 105.3 FM Radio to cars parked in the funeral home parking lot. Full military honors accorded by the Minnesota Honor Guard, American Legion Post #87, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #936, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #235, and the Marine Corps League Detachment #1409.
A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Please honor all COVID-19 health mandates, including social distancing and wearing of facial coverings.
Interment will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Cresco, Iowa.
Walter Michael was born on February 1, 1943, to Lester and Janet (Drollinger) Bareis in Cresco, Iowa. He lived in Cresco until his family moved to Minneapolis in 1950. Wally graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1961. Wally served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1967, and received the Republic of Vietnam Campaign, National Defense Service, and Bronze Star Medals. Following his honorable discharge, Wally returned home and was united in marriage to Bonnie Buranen on August 2, 1969. He worked at Fit Well Men’s Clothing Store and then as a machinist at World Engineering Company. In 1976, Wally moved to Miltona, and worked as a machinist at Douglas Machine in Alexandria until his retirement in January of 2005. He was a member of the Leaf Valley Sportsman Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and close friend, Steven Froemming.
Wally helped to make many memories and will remembered by those who knew him best.