Wallace Franklin Compton, age 93, of South Haven, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel.
A memorial service will take place Monday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel with the Rev. Keith Carlson officiating. Interment will be at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis on a later date.
There will be a time to gather with the family Sunday evening, March 9 from 4 to 6 p.m., and also one hour prior to the service Monday, both at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is in charge of the memorial arrangements.
Wallace was born Dec. 24, 1920, in Dassel, the son of Edmund and Esther (Russell) Compton. He attended school and grew up in the Dassel area.
Wallace was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church at the time of his death.
He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, and later during the Korean Conflict.
Wallace was a dedicated member of the Johnson-Kelly American Legion Post 483 in Kingston, and a lifetime member of the VFW Admiral Benson Post 2818 in Litchfield.
He was united in marriage to Judith Timm June 7, 1972. The couple made their home in Minneapolis, and later in the South Haven area.
Wallace was employed as a carpenter and worked in the Minneapolis area. He also helped as a volunteer coordinator for the 1999 addition at the Evangelical Covenant Church.
He enjoyed gunsmithing, target shooting, hunting, fishing, spending time with his wife Judy, and taking vacations.
Wallace is survived by his wife, Judy; one daughter from a previous marriage, Kimberly (Ernest) Jackson of Brooklyn Park; step children Janise (Mike) Matzke of Bethel, Gail (Jay) Lair of Savage, and Gordon (Evelia) Timm of Brooklyn Park; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings Betty Johnson of Howard Lake, Sadie (Lowell) Gillman of Cokato, and Esther Klima of Cokato; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings Alice Compton, Edward Compton, Mildred Carlen, Hazel Dallmann, and Robert Compton.