IN LOVING MEMORY OF
J. LEONARD WALLIN
February 22, 1920
Cherokee County, Iowa
October 7, 2017
11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 12, 2017
Bethel Lutheran Church; Sutherland, Iowa
Rev. Leroy Riemer officiating
Visitation will be after 3 P.M.
on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
With family present from 6 7 P.M.
at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina
The Old Rugged Cross
Go My Children With My Blessing
Organist: Jan Ebel
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Ron Cullison Jerry Cullison
Neil Jurgensen Kent Jurgensen
Marvin Petersen Jeff Ducommum
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Prairie View Cemetery
(At a later date)
After todays service relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.
Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa
J. LEONARD WALLIN
John Leonard Wallin, the son of Emanuel and Agnes (Peterson) Wallin was born February 22, 1920 in Cherokee County, Iowa. He received his education in a country school. He began farming. On May 25, 1941, he was united in marriage to Evelyn H. Kruse at the Bethel Lutheran Church parsonage in Sutherland, Iowa. After their marriage the couple started farming southeast of Paullina, where they farmed for 45 years until retiring in 1986 and moved into Paullina. His wife preceded him in death on August 18, 2008 in Paullina. He remained in the family home and passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Baum-Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar, Iowa, reaching the age of 97 years, 7 months and 15 days.
He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith in 1935 and was a long-time member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland, Iowa. He served his church as an Elder and was a member of the Concordia League. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing and his special once a year trip with his family. He was a Minnesota Twins and Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Leonard is survived by one son, Warren and his wife, Shelley Wallin of Omaha, Nebraska and one daughter, Karen and her husband, Tom Riedemann of Cherokee, Iowa; one sister, LaVonne Rae of Boise, Idaho and a sister-in-law, Luella Wallin of Paullina, Iowa also other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, his parents, one brother, Floyd Wallin, a sister and her husband, Evelyn and Art Hoger, three brothers-in-laws, and two sisters-in-laws, Charles Rae Sr., Lester and Velma Kruse and Vernon and Evelyn Kruse.