Ronald Wallace

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Sunday, April 25, 2021
St. Stephen United Methodist Church
101 St. Stephen Lane
Troy, Missouri, United States

Obituary of Ronald Dean Wallace

A Celebration of Life for Ronald Dean Wallace of Troy, MO will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2021 at St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Troy, MO. Rev. Bill O’Neal, church pastor, will officiate. Mr. Wallace, 85, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 21, 2021 at his home. Born January 9, 1936 in Nodaway, IA, he was the son of Marion Paul and Clarissa Anna Stalder Wallace. Ron was a 1954 graduate of Villisca High School and attended Northwest Missouri State College. He served his country in the United States Air Force from September 12, 1956 until his honorable discharge on September 11, 1960. Ron was united in marriage on January 21, 1961 in Waterloo, IL to Mary Catherine Sommer. This union was blessed with three daughters: Carolyn, Elaine and Janette. He worked as a Production Supervisor for Monsanto/MEMC, retiring in 1991 after 31 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, Ron farmed, raised cattle and kept pristine landscaping. He enjoyed hunting quail and pheasant. A master woodworker, Ron built many pieces of furniture for his home and St. Stephen United Methodist Church, where he was a longtime member. The church pulpit and altar still stand proudly today. Ron's greatest joy in life was his wonderful family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Clarissa Wallace; and mother and father in-law, Joseph and Octavia Sommer; sisters-in-law: Laverne Diekemper, Jeannette Theobald, Ruth Sommer and Joan Sommer; brothers-in-law: Harold Voggesser, Walter Becker, and William Theobald; and nephews: Bill Becker and Mike Sommer. Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary Wallace nee Sommer of Troy, MO; their daughters: Carolyn Gregory, nee Wallace and her husband, Bob, of Eolia, MO, Elaine Rahoy, nee Wallace and her husband, John, of St. Louis, MO and Janette Schoeppler, nee Wallace and her husband, Martin, of Los Altos, CA; five grandchildren: Jamie Watts, Dr. Erin Niehoff and her husband, Ryan, Joseph Watts and his wife, Colleen, Brenden Rahoy and John Ryan Rahoy; and six great-grandchildren: Kylie, Cooper and Lucy Watts and Mason, Michael and Miller Niehoff. Ronald also leaves two sisters: Marge Voggesser of Bolivar, MO and Marilyn Smith and her husband, Gary, of Red Oak, IA; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, United Cerebral Palsy Association (or) St. Stephen United Methodist Church in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389.
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