Cover photo for Dale Wallace's Obituary
Dale Wallace Profile Photo
1934 Dale 2022

Dale Wallace

December 26, 1934 — January 28, 2022

New Richland

Dale N. Wallace, 87, of New Richland, passed away Friday, January 28, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Methodist Campus in Rochester.

Dale was born in Freeborn County on December 26, 1934, to William and Gladys (Shave) Wallace.  He attended school in New Richland.  After his school years, he went to work, helping build Highway 30.  In January of 1953, a month after his 18th birthday, he entered the United States Army.  That September, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Jeanette J. Raimann.

During his time in the Army, Dale was posted in Alaska, Louisiana, Texas, and Korea.  While living in Texas, the couple welcomed two children:  Wendell and Teresa.  In 1962, the family moved to Albert Lea and Dale began working at Streaters.  In 1966, the family welcomed their third child, Brenda.  In 1968, the family moved to New Richland where, in 1972, the family opened the Wallace Laundromat.  In 1976, they welcomed their fourth child, Tina.

Dale loved to fish.  He looked forward to ice fishing on Mille Lacs Lake and guiding fishing trips in Canada.  He also loved to hunt, being outdoors, camping, playing cards, and spending time with family.  He was very hardworking and could fix just about anything.  Dale was known to be a jovial guy with a great sense of humor, who enjoyed chatting with people and telling stories.  He was a devout member of All Saints Catholic Church.

Left to cherish Dale’s memory is his wife, Jeanette; his children: Wendell (Nellie) Wallace, Brenda (Tim) Wrenn, and Tina (Chris) Hudson; his son-in-law, Jerry “Pookie” Van Iperen; his grandchildren: Patrick and Brian (Simone) Wallace; Shane (Kari) Wallace; Logan (Elena) Van Iperen; Connor Van Iperen; Ryan Van Iperen; Nathan (Amanda Lozada), Katherine, and Matthew Wrenn; and Marvin, Daniel, and Andrew Hudson; great-grandchildren: William, Clara, and Anna Wallace; and many nieces and nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Teresa; and his siblings: Rose, James, Donald, and Dorothy.

A time for visitation will take place from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at Friedrich-Bonnerup Funeral Service in New Richland, MN.  Memorial Mass 10:30 am, February 2, 2022, at All Saints Catholic Church, New Richland, MN with Father Brian Mulligan officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, New Richland, MN.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mayo Hospice by going to (In the "Designate my donation to …" field, select "Other" and type "Hospice" in the "Other Designation" field), or to St. Croix Hospice at 2580 Bridge Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dale Wallace, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Bonnerup-Friedrich Funeral Home

217 Division St W, New Richland, MN 56072

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Mass

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Bonnerup Funeral Service - Albert Lea

2210 East Main Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 42

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree