Wallace Abbott - Lake City

LAKE CITY — Wallace Abbott, age 98 of Lake City, passed away April 12, 2010, at the Lake City Nursing Home.

Wallace was born July 6, 1911, in Dover, Minn., to Mark and Anna (Ladwig) Abbott. He attended school in the Dover area. He married Irene Tittrington August 27, 1938. They farmed in the Elgin area for 30 years until retiring in 1972. After retiring, they moved to Lake City in 1973.

He was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church. He served on the Elgin Public School Board for 30 years, Elgin Grain Elevator Board for 7 years, was a 4-H Leader for 10 years, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 60 years where he served as Grand Mason. He was a member of the Lake City Senior Citizens.

Wally was an avid fisherman, and he truly enjoyed his years of farming. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.

Wallace is survived by his wife, Irene; a daughter, Gayle (Stanley) Bressner of Winston, Ga.; two granddaughters, Carol Hunsaker of Atlanta, Ga., and Pauline Sannes of Moorhead, Minn.; great-granddaughter, Holly Hunsaker; a sister, Leona Hawkins of Chatfield; a brother, Lyle Abbott of Stewartville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, David Siefert; and two brothers, Gordon and Marion.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 16, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lake City, with the Rev. Don Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Elgin Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel, Lake City. Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church.

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