Funeral services for Vera A. Wallin, age 96, of Glenville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. Vicar Joshua Blair will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 16 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Vera died Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.
Vera A. Wallin was born on August 13, 1922 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Lee and Katherine (Attig) Tuttle. She resided in the Albert Lea and Glenville area. Vera attended grade school at the Greene Country School and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1940. On April 25, 1943, Vera was united in marriage to Verl Wallin at her parent’s home. They resided together on their farm for over 71 years. She was a member of the Glenville First Lutheran Church where she was active in Ladies’ Aide, the Altar Guild, and taught Sunday School. Vera enjoyed camping, crafts, and spending winters in Mesa, Arizona. She loved square dancing and was a member of the Grapevine Twist for many years.
Vera is survived by her son, Douglas (Julie) Wallin; daughter, Kathleen (Gordon) Toenges; 8 grandchildren, Mark (Amy) Wallin, DeAnn (Mike) Read, Karen (Gabe) Beal, Janet (Eric) Sparrow, Brian (Kelli) Wallin, Kari (Paul) Wendt, Katie (Luke) Nielsen, Kristine (Shane) Christensen; 19 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband, Verl; parents, Katherine and Lee; two children, Sylvia and Darryl, in infancy; great-grandchildren, Kylie and William Sparrow; sister, Evelyn (Carroll) Olson; brother, Warren (Norma) Tuttle.