Wallace, Rex

Written by David Green.

Rex E. Wallace, 80, of St. Marys, Ohio, died Nov. 26, 2011.

He was born June 1, 1931, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late Vern and Sadie (Gleason) Wallace. On Aug. 22, 1952, he married Delores Brackman who survives.

Rex was a 1949 graduate of Gorham Fayette High School and a member of the Celina Moose. He retired as the Director of Parks & Wildlife for Grand Lake State Park where he served from 1976 to 1988.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Lester (and Tammy) Wallace of Clifton, Va., Charles (and Gal) Wallace of Canal Fulton, Ohio, and LaMar (and Theresa) Wallace of Centerville, Ohio; two daughters, Etta Marie (and Caleb) Kurtz of West Unity, Ohio, and Elaine (and David) Klosterman of Montezuma, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Otterbein Senior Life Style Choices, with Rev. Carol Sainey officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 10 am to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Otterbein Senior Life Style Choices, St. Marys, Ohio. Burial will follow at Franklin Township Cemetery, Fayette, at a later date. Arrangements were made by Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, Ohio.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Otterbein Endowment Fund, Lake Restoration Community LCR or State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice.

  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
  • Front.crossing
    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2016