Obituary: Mildred Elizabeth Wallace

Mildred Elizabeth Wallace (Clarke), 98 years, died Nov. 5, 2017 in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. She was born October 27, 1919 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to her parents Anthony and Elizabeth Clarke (Pearson). After the death of her father, her mother married Thomas Foster. The family moved to Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania. Mildred was a graduate of Sandy Lake High School after which she moved to Gary, Indiana. On November 19, 1940 Mildred and Robert Wallace were married in Gary, Indiana. Robert served in the U.S. Navy with the Sea Bees during WWII. After the war they lived in Wausau, Wisconsin. Mildred was the secretary to the Director of Elementary Education in the Wausau Public Schools.

In 1950 they were blessed with the arrival of their daughter Diana. In 1961 they moved to Appleton, Wisconsin where Mildred was an executive secretary at Lawrence University from 1961 to 1983. Her husband Bob preceded her in death on November 19, 1997 after 57 years of marriage. She moved to Scandia Village of Sister Bay, Wisconsin in April of 2008.

Mildred is survived by her daughter Diana Wallace, two brothers: Thomas (Nellie) Foster and Donald Foster, six nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three brothers:  Jack P. Clarke, James T. Clarke and Anthony H. Clarke, Jr. Private services will be held. Interment at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton, Wisconsin. Memorials may be sent to the following:  Scandia Village Building Trust, Sister Bay, WI 54234; Lawrence Conservatory of Music, Appleton, Wisconsin; The Leader Dog School for the Blind at Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307; First United Methodist Church, Appleton, WI 54911.

Mildred’s family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Scandia Village for their compassion and support.

Wichmann-Fargo Funeral Home assisting family.

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