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WALLACE LAYNE LINDHOLM

Wallace Layne Lindholm 
5/13/29 – 4/02/18 

Wallace L. Lindholm (“Wally”), 88, of Glenwood City, WI, passed away in his home of 52 years with his family by his side on Monday, April 2, 2018. Forevermore Wally is in the arms of God. 

Wally was born on May 13, 1929 in Watertown, MN. He grew up in the town of Maple Plain, MN and graduated from Mound High School. Wally attended college and graduated from the University of WI – River Falls in May, 1950 with a degree in Secondary Education. During his college years he played for the college basketball team, where he has the distinction of playing on the only River Falls team to win the Conference title 4 years in a row. Wally was honored this past year with induction into the UW-River Falls Athletic Hall of Fame. It is also while at UW-River Falls that he met the love of his life, Irma Grace Saueressig, who he married shortly after graduation on August 5, 1950 at a ceremony in the Ono United Methodist Church, Grange Hall, WI. They remained happily for the next 67 years. 

Wally has a lengthy history within Wisconsin’s public educational system. His early career centered around teaching (social studies & history) and coaching (football, basketball, & baseball) at Bloomer (50’-51’), Pepin (51’-53’), Colfax (53’-55’), and Birchwood (55’-59’). It was also at the end of this time frame that he earned his Master’s Degree in Education Administration. In 1959 Wally began his career in administration as Superintendent of Plum City (59’-66’) and then of Glenwood City for the next 24 years (66’-90’). Following his full-time Superintendent career, Wally worked for the State Dept of Public Instruction in Madison for 1 year and served as interim Superintendent for both the Unity and St. Croix Falls school districts. Other community and organizational distinctions include President of WI Superintendents (2 years), Board Member of WASDA (11 years) and the Governor’s Block Grant (3 years), Board Member of Hiawatha National Bank in Glenwood City (23 years), and the Mayor of Glenwood City (4 years). 

Other active organizational affiliations included Shriners and Masonic Lodge (68 years where he was Master Mason), Eastern Star (58 years where he was Worthy Grand Patron and Grand Representative), St. Croix County Library Board and Indianhead Library Board (President of both), Community Club of Glenwood City (President), and Lions Club of Glenwood City (Charter member). 

Wally is preceded in death by his father, Paul F. Lindholm, his mother, Laura (Thompson) Lindholm, and his brother, C. Paul Lindholm and his wife Marlys. 

Wally is survived by his loving wife Irma; his son, Barry (Neale Turlington) of Wilmington, NC; his daughter, Judy (Craig) Kurtz of Versailles, KY; and sons, Steve (Kim Cherry) of Menomonie, WI and James (Deborah Ethington) of Monona, WI; his grandchildren, Brandon (Jon Szaflarski) Kurtz and Aaron (Erin Blanchard) Kurtz, Megan (Brian) Cross, Erik Lindholm West, Stephanie Lindholm, Dane, Drake and Danielle Lindholm. He is further survived by many neices, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Visitation and funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 7. Visitation held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., with a special Masonic/ Eastern Star service immediately following, and the Funeral service to start at 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood City. Pastor Jan Beutin officiating. 

Following the funeral will be a burial at the Glenwood City Cemetery, as well as a dinner provided at the Glenwood City Community Center to celebrate Wally’s life. 

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.andersonfuneralhomegcwi.com

The family has entrusted Anderson Funeral Home of Glenwood City with the visitation and funeral arrangements.