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Rev. Charles Q. Wallace

December 6, 1927 — June 25, 2014

MASON CITY: Rev. Charles Q. Wallace, 86, of Mason City, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Good Shepherd Health Center. Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1405 S. Pennsylvania Avenue with Rev. Sean McRoberts, First United Methodist Church officiating. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will take place in Springfield, South Dakota at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church Carillon Bell Tower Project. Rev. Charles Q. Wallace was born to Joel and Zola (Morgan) Wallace December 6, 1927 in Yankton, South Dakota. He was raised in Springfield, South Dakota. He entered Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa in the fall of 1945. He interrupted his college education by enlisting in the US Army in 1946. He served for 18 months. Part of that time was spent serving with the occupational forces in Italy. He returned to Morningside and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1950. He married a class mate, Anne Madison, December 27, 1950 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She went with him as he entered Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. While a student there, he served as pastor of the United Methodist Church in East Dubuque, Illinois. He then joined the Iowa Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served for 40 years. He first served at Correctionville, Cushing, then as associate pastor in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids. From there he went to Mt. Vernon, then Grace United Methodist in Sioux City, and First United Methodist in Mason City. During his time of ministry he was active on the staff at Methodist camps, evangelism, and other conference programs. In the communities where he served, he was a member of Rotary. He was a 50 year member in the Masonic Lodge. He and his wife, Anne, hosted three tours to the Holy Land and two tours to parts of Europe. Since retirement, activities have included substitute preaching, conducting Consecration Service Finance Campaigns, musical programs of singing with a guitar, and portraying the character “Bertha” for various organizations. He has also served as an interim pastor at Methodist churches in Aredale, Bristow, Forest City, Crystal Lake, and Rockford Marble Rock. He conducted worship services in various nursing homes in Mason City. Chuck is survived by his wife, Anne of Mason City; children, Linda (Daniel) Wiltfang of Crawfordsville, Iowa, Teresa (Mark) Huisenga of Iowa City, Joel (Sharleen) Wallace of Iowa City, Martha (Royce) Sands of Bahamas, and Philip (Linda) Wallace of Grand Ledge, Michigan; 13 grandchildren, Daniel (Mary) Wiltfang, Jason (Pamela Wong) Wiltfang, Lucas Huisenga, Megan (Nicholas) Lopez, Joel Huisenga, Renae (William) Haskins, Jacob Wallace, Justine (Alex) Stamer, Raine Sands, Royce Sands, Charles (Kortney) Emerson, Morgan Wallace, and Charles Quincy Wallace; 7 great grandchildren. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 sister, Patricia.

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