Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 26th at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Watertown, with the Rev. Douglas M. Cooksey officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.
Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Melvin Wallace was born in Watertown on November 3, 1916, son of George and Laura (Lehman) Weihert. In 1949 he married Virginia Higgins in Watertown and together they had two children, Barb and Mike.
Melvin then married the former Helen Zeman Seils in 1966. She preceded him in death in August of 2012.
Mel was a graduate of Watertown High School and was a dairy farmer until his retirement. He then built his home in Mercer, WI on the Flambeau Flowage, where he lived until 2008. Melvin claimed to be an expert on knowing where the fishing hotspots were on the flowage.
Melvin was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ and a lifelong member of the Watertown Moose Lodge #830. He bowled for many years, enjoyed fishing, watching sports, and playing cards.
Survivors include his children, Barbara (Jerry) Peirick of Gilbert, AZ; Michael (Sue) Weihert of Watertown; three stepdaughters, June (Richard) Hoefler of Watertown; Sharon (Dennis) Schlieckau of Reedsburg; Lorann (Steve) Schmidlkofer of Vancouver, WA; five grandchildren, Bridgett (Donald) Greenberg, Jay (Charlotte) Peirick; Nickolas Weihert, Patrick Weihert, Andrew Weihert; five step-grandchildren, Aaron (Mary) Hoefler, Robert (Heather) Hoefler, Brienna Cordonier, Katie and Molly Schmidlkofer; eleven great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
Special thanks to the staff at UW Watertown Hospital, The Golden Living Center, and Aseracare Hospice for their care given these last few months.
Melvin was the last member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Anita Toepel.