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Eugene L. Wallace

November 30, 1953 — December 25, 2023

Bradgate

Eugene L. Wallace

 

Eugene Lee “Bub” Wallace was born November 30, 1953 in Fort Dodge to Jean and Phyllis (Ludwig) Wallace.  Bub attended Bradgate School which later became Gilmore City-Bradgate where he played sports and graduated in 1972.  He enrolled in Automotive Mechanics at Iowa Central Community College and received his degree soon after.

At the age of 19, Bub was involved in an automobile accident that left him a quadriplegic.  He continued to live his life in the confines of a wheelchair, but that didn’t stop him from doing the things he loved.  He became a Ham Radio Operator and made connections with other operators around the world.  He was a little league coach, grew his own garden, shared his knowledge of mechanics with his nephews and was the “Go to Guy” around Bradgate when a motor or piece of equipment needed to be fixed.  He cherished his time at the cabin in Lost Island, family trips to Bemidji, fast cars, good food (especially BBQ and chili at the shop), fishing and watching his nieces and nephews at their sporting events.

One Christmas Bub received a beautiful yellow Labrador puppy who became his best friend and constant companion.  He named her Skooter and they became inseparable for almost ten years.  She was his caretaker and protector, put on this earth for him.

Over the years Bub had many wonderful people who cared for him and became like family to him.  He was grateful for their care.

Bub left this earth on December 25, 2023 at the age of 70 years.

Preceding him in death are his parents, sister Connie Koob and brother Glenn.  Left to cherish his memory are his brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Sue Wallace and their children; Bridget, Katie, Dan and Matt, along with nieces and nephews; Christopher, Eugene, Curt and Kristen.

Bub chose to donate his body to the University of Iowa for research.  His last wish to all of us was “Don’t be sad for me – Be happy” Fly High Brother – We will miss you!!

An Informal Memorial Gathering will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 30th at the Bradgate Community Center for family and friends.  The Mason-Lindhart Funeral & Cremation Service of Humboldt is in charge of the arrangements.   www.masonlindhart.com

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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, December 30, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Bradgate Community Center

Garfield Street, Bradgate, IA 50520

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