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Published March 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

Wallace Wien

Wallace Wien, 88, Fargo, ND, and formerly of Colfax, ND, died on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND. A Family Funeral Service will be Thursday, 2:00 PM at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton, ND. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton, in the spring. Arrangements are with the Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.

Wallace was born on June 13, 1924, the son of Gilbert and Marie Wien. He was born on the family farm two miles east of Colfax, ND. He attended and graduated from Colfax High School in 1942. Wallace farmed with his father until 1957 and continued the farming practice with his wife Fern until his retirement in 1986. In 1990, Wallace and Fern left the family farm and moved to Fargo, ND.

Wallace Wien

Wallace Wien, 88, Fargo, ND, and formerly of Colfax, ND, died on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND. A Family Funeral Service will be Thursday, 2:00 PM at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton, ND. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton, in the spring. Arrangements are with the Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.

Wallace was born on June 13, 1924, the son of Gilbert and Marie Wien. He was born on the family farm two miles east of Colfax, ND. He attended and graduated from Colfax High School in 1942. Wallace farmed with his father until 1957 and continued the farming practice with his wife Fern until his retirement in 1986. In 1990, Wallace and Fern left the family farm and moved to Fargo, ND.

Wallace was a highly skilled welder, mechanic and wood worker. He enjoyed Bison football, a game of cards and the Lawrence Welk Show. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last November.

Wallace is survived by his wife, Fern; and son, Ronald, both of Fargo, ND; a daughter, Vickie (Carl) Juneau, AK; three grandchildren, three great grandsons, and a sister, Muriel Sampson, Fargo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Marie (Fiske) Wien.

Memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley or the American Cancer Society.

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