Wallace Francis Fair

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Wallace Fair, age 90 of Elma, IA passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, IA. Wallace Francis Fair was born on April 9, 1923 to Walter and Stella (Keefe) Fair on a farm near Elma, IA. He attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Elma. Wallace farmed with his father until his father retired in 1968 and he continued farming until recently. Wallace was united in marriage to Helen Frantzen on March 1, 1943 at St. Bernard’s Church in Alta Vista. The couple farmed and raised their six children. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling with friends, bowling and loved being with his family. He also was a recognized seed corn dealer. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Knights of Columbus, ASC Board, and the Peoples Savings Bank board. Wallace is survived by his wife Helen of Elma; children Joyce (Dan) Regan of Charlotte, NC, Leo (Janet) Fair of Bloomington, MN, Linda (Peter) Parshley of Lonsdale, MN, Marylee (Francis) Campion of Oronoco, MN and Jean (Herbert Burst) Nelson of Trego, WI; 18 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Stella Fair and one son Patrick.

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  1. Dear Mrs. Fair,
    I send my sincere sympathy. Wally was always one of my valued Elma friends. He was a fair, honest and personable man, who was respected by all who knew him. It has been awhile since I have seen him, but always enjoyed a good visit when we would happen to meet. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


    Ben Ryan

  2. Helen and Family

    My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you at this time of sorrow. Wally will be greatly missed but God has gained another special angel in Heaven.


  3. Wally and family will be foundly remembered by us. He was a dear friend to our family, especially to our Mom and Dad (Peggy and Eddie Beecher). Do you think he will play euchre with the gang in heaven?
    Lindy Beecher, Eagan, MN

  4. With deepest sympathy to the family of a great man. He was a pillar to the Elma community. Fran Palmerston, Sioux City.

  5. Deepest sympathy goes out to Wally’s family. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts. Robert & Darlys Roethler and Clifford & Marlys Kutzbach

  6. Jeff and Rose Nibaur, Stephanie, Emily, and Justin
    Sorry for your loss, he was a great person. My daughters liked talking to you and so did the rest of us. I will keep the family and Wally in my prayers. Peace be with you all.

  7. Marylee and family – So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing – alas enjoyed when I would run into im – always a smile and a good conversation – I remember my own Dad telling me “that Wally Fair is a good honest man” David Boss

  8. Our sincere sympathy to all the Fair Family. Thinking of you all and we have you in our prayers.
    Louise (Meirick)) and Donn Harris

  9. Sorry for your loss. As a kid I remember he was always kind and interested in us kids. As an adult, Wally always had a big smile and a warm handshake when I ran into him, it made my day.

  10. Sorry for your loss. Wally was a n old friend of Dads (Lavern Lentz) . Dad enjoyed his visits when he first moved back to Elma.
    Jean Lentz Hilbert

  11. Wally and Helen were our closest neighbors growing up and I remember Dad and Wally sharing farm equipment and labor, baling load after load of hay and straw. Even our dogs were friends…Wally and Helen had “Brownie” and we had “Queenie”. Wally will be missed! Kim (Boyle) Voth

  12. Wally was a great person always knew you even if he hadn’t seen you in a long time. He had a wonderful life and a fulfilling one. You will be on our prayers

  13. Marylee and family,
    Ron and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Although I didn’t know your dad that well the few times I met him I was always so impressed with his likability. It is so hard to lose a parent – no matter their age. Heaven now has one more angel to look after all of you. Again, our deepest sympathy.

  14. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Jesus promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again at John 5:28,29 which talks about the resurrection hope. What a wonderful hope that will be! May this bible thought bring you comfort at this difficult time.

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