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Raymond 'Red' Wallin service Thursday

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Raymond “Red” L. Wallin, age 92, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Red was born in Chesterton, Ind., on May 26, 1921, the son Charles and Hailga (Madsen) Wallin, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children Karyn Jo (William) Witte and Storm Lynn (David) Jernigan; grandchildren April (Chad) Jernigan-Stier, Harry Jernigan, and Lisa Witte and great-grandchildren William S. Witte III, Abigail Witte, Kayla Jernigan-Stier, Ashleigh Jernigan-Stier, Lucas Stier, Colton Jernigan, Alyssa Jernigan, Ethan Jernigan, and Myliegh Jernigan.

Red was loved and will be remembered by many relatives and friends.

Red was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years Bessie, grandson William S. Witte II, and siblings Chet (Alice), Charles “Dynamite”, Mildred (Louis), Jimmy (Mary), and Paul (Geri).

Red served his country in the United States Army/Air Force during World War II, from 1943-1946, in the 441st Troop Carrier Group as a 1st lieutenant and in the Air Force Reserves from 1946-1962, retiring as a captain. He worked for Inland Steel Company for 30 years. Red was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion. Red was an avid golfer and earned many trophies. He enjoyed Indy Car racing for which he had many driver autographs on his straw hat, and loved to play poker. Red moved to Palmyra in 2003 from Chesterton, and enjoyed his time meeting friends for coffee at Citgo and Maney’s Lakeside. He enjoyed going to fish fries at Edge of Town Cafe and Rick’s Eastsider; as well as breakfast at the Hen House.

A funeral service for Red will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at Haase Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra, Wis., with visitation from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Burial with Military Honors will take place on Friday, July 12, at 10:00 a.m. at Chesterton Cemetery, 300 E. Porter Ave., Chesterton, Ind., (please meet at the cemetery).

For on online guest registry visit haaselockwoodfhs.com

Arrangements completed by Haase Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes Palmyra 262-495-2127.

 

 

Posted 7/9/2013