Graveside funeral services for Fred Wallace, 87-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away early Tuesday, May 14 at the Legacy Living Center in Gillette, will be held at 10 a.m. May 20 in Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo with Rev. Paul Gilbert officiating. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home on Sunday from 1 until 9 p.m. Donations in Fred’s memory may be made to the Buffalo Senior Center in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Fred Raymond Wallace was born on Oct. 27, 1931 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Raymond and Dorothy Wallace. He grew up and went to school in Grand Rapids and graduated from Creston High School in Grand Rapids with the class of 1950. After high school Fred joined the U.S. Air Force and trained as an airplane mechanic. He served at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was married on July 3, 1958 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Marilyn “Molly” Taylor and they made their home in Wyoming, Michigan where Fred was a foreman in a furniture factory. Fred retired in 1986 and in 1991 they moved to Buffalo where they lived until his death.
Fred was a member of the American Legion. He loved to work and spent many hours working on his house and in his yard.
He is survived by his wife Molly Wallace of Buffalo; two sisters, Betty Burie and Vera Mae Nyhoff both of Michigan; two nephews, John Burie and Curtis Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.