Wallace, Dolores Mae
Dolores Mae Wallace, 87, of Appleton passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Brewster Village. Dolores was born on May 29, 1923 to Howard and Marie (Spaay) Lynch in Iron River, MI. She grew up in Kimberly and attended Kimberly High School, where she played percussion in the band and also learned to speak French "oui". She worked as an administrative assistant in the Child Welfare Department at the Outagamie County Courthouse. On June 19, 1948 Dolores married Clarence Wallace at Holy Name Catholic Church in Kimberly. Dolores and Clarence began their life together residing in Appleton, where they started their family. The joy of Dolores' life became her 7 children and their varied activities. Clarence and Dolores stood side by side as both their family and the family business, Presto products, prostered and grew. They enjoyed traveling and especially spending time at the family cottage at Legend Lake.
Together, Dolores and Clarence have been passionate about giving back to the community through philanthropic efforts. They have been committed to the ACES Xavier Educational System, their church, the arts and charities that help the underprivileged. Dolores spent many hours volunteering at St.Thomas More and really enjoyed the time she spent there. She was an active member of St Thomas More, the Catholic Daughters, Christian Mothers, PTA and also served as a Eucharist minister and a scout leader.
Above all she was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Dolores' precious sense of humor was a treat for all. She delighted in creating a loving, fun-filled home, where holidays, birthdays and gatherings always became special events.
Dolores is survived by her husband of 62 years Clarence, 7 children; Kathleen Marie (William) Zelensky of Vadnais Heights, MN, Mary Patricia (Nicholas) Heinritz of Appleton, Joan Ann (Thomas) Lindsay of Glenview, IL, Amy Louise (Daniel) Argall of Cedarburg, WI, James Patrick (Shawn) Wallace of Appleton, David John (Jill Yeck) Wallace of Appleton, and Brian Robert (Catherine) Wallace of Appleton: 26 grandchildren; Dawn, Zeb, Megan, Hans, Tony, Andrew, Eva, Katie, Laura, Brenna, Alyssa, Evan, Lacey, Claire, Jonathan, Brigitte, Melissa, Patrick, Molly, Collin, Abby, Maggie, Kieran, Charissa, Aidan, Tessa; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Jack Lynch, brother Howard (Hilda) Lynch, and brother Robert (Mary) Lynch, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Patricia; brother, James and sisters-in-law; Beverly, Bernice and Helen.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores will be held on Monday, October 18, 2010 at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH (1810 N. Mc Donald St. Appleton) at 10:45 AM. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 until 7 PM at the Wichmann Funeral Home and on Monday from 9 AM until the time of services at the Church. There will be a Prayer service on Sunday at 7:00 PM. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery.
The Wallace family would like to thank the many loving staff members of Brewster Village for the wonderful, compassionate care that Dolores received over the past three years. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to The ACES Xavier Foundation (the Dolores Lynch Wallace Scholarship Fund).
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