Don Barton Wallace, 88, a resident of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL, formerly of Golden, Camp Point, and Paloma, IL, died at 2:40 a.m. at the Veterans home.
He was born July 12, 1935, a son of Russell Claire and Edith Irene Wisslead Wallace in Cook County, IL. He married Eva Ann Hibbert, December 4, 1960, in the Paloma United Methodist Church.
Don attended Bradwell Grade School in Chicago and graduated from Central High School in Golden in 1954, being on the basketball team throughout high school.
After high school graduation, Don served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957 on active duty and then spent four years in the Army Reserves before being honorably discharged.
He farmed in the Golden area for many years. From 1992 until his retirement in July 2003, Don was an auditor for U.S. Bank Ag Credit in Denver, CO.
As a young boy in Chicago, Don worked at a newspaper stand from 1948-1950 located at 79th Street and Stoney Island. One of his favorite memories was in 1949 when a man who had just won the Irish Sweepstakes handed him a $100.00 bill.
Don was a member of the Paloma Cemetery Board and served as President for 2 years. He was a member of the Paloma United Methodist Church serving on the Administrative Board.
After his retirement, Don, and his wife Ann, enjoyed working with other members of the community on projects. Don and Ann were instrumental in the establishment of the Veterans Memorial in Paloma, IL park.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Ann.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at the Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point, IL followed by a graveside service at the Paloma Cemetery at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Paloma Cemetery.
The Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point is in charge of the arrangements.