Wallace “Wally” Wilson, 78, died on Dec. 31, 2021 at the Monroe Hospital.

He was born on Jan. 12, 1943 to the lade Melvin and Hasel (Clark) Wilson.

He married Linda Williams on Sept. 19, 1964 at the Juda United Methodist Church.

He worked for more than 30 years and retired from GM in Janesville.

He was heavily involved with the Brodhead Park and Recreation Department, where he umpired for more than 33 years and received the Youth Service award from the city in 1989.

After many years of service to the park district, on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, a diamond was named in his honor, Wally Wilson Field.

He served his country in the US Army during the Cuba Missile Crisis and also enjoyed wood working.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; three children, Michelle (Dale) Roth, Darci (Jim) Lewis and Eric  Wilson (Mary Backenger); six grandchildren, Logan and Jacob Wilson, Mikaela and Brianna Roth and JD and Jimmy Lewis; a sister, Merikay Ellefson; a nephew, Greg Ellefson and many other relatives and friends.

He was further preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Gene Ellefson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family in his name are suggested.

Funeral services will be held at the DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 at 11 a.m.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 4 and will be held again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.  Burial will conclude at the Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead.