Gerald R. “Dick” Wallace, 75, of Lamb Lake, Trafalgar, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017.
He was born in Indianapolis on Nov. 11, 1941 (a date he was proud to share) to Gerald L. and Elizabeth (Loder) Wallace.
He married Karen L. (Jordan) Wallace on April 23, 1966, in Columbus. She lovingly survives her best friend of 51 years.
Dick graduated from Emmerich Manual High School in 1960, where he was a proud member of the 1958 state champion football team and then attended Missouri Valley College.
He began working in purchasing at Stokely-Van Camp, Indianapolis, beginning 1963 and continued through acquisition by Quaker Oats (now PepsiCo). He retired from the IRS in 2007.
He and Karen loved to travel with friends, loved camping and outdoor life.
He was an avid bass fisherman and co-founded the Lamb Bass Masters Club in 1981, which continues today.
Dick was a proud member of the Boy Scouts of America, working as an advisor at Camp Belzer for many summers. One of his proudest accomplishments was achieving Eagle Scout status.
He exemplified principles and ideals learned throughout his life. He was kind, generous, helpful, and a true gentleman who loved his family and life and never met a stranger. Dick was a great example and teacher of these qualities.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Susan Zobbe-Wallace (Wilbur).
Dick was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his daughter, Susie (Wallace) Stinson; son-in-law, Jeff Stinson of Trafalgar; granddaughter, Jamie Elizabeth Cunningham, grandsons, Colton, Beau, Brett, Dylan; and great-grandson, Briar; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dick donated his body to the Anatomical Education Program at the IU School of Medicine, where he wanted to help continue the fight against Type 1 Diabetes after his 56-year battle.
There will be a celebration of life later this summer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America: bsafoundation.org/donor or Lamb Lake Bass Master’s Clothe-a-Child program.