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Warren Wallin

November 8, 2011

Warren Dean Wallin, eldest son of Carl and Ellen (Aspegren) Wallin passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the Republic County Hospital in Belleville, Kansas. He celebrated his 90th birthday on May 20, 2011. Having been born on the family farm south of Courtland, Warren attended all 12 grades at Courtland graduating with the Class of 1939. Warren married Dorothy Sprague on August 31, 1941 and to this union four children were born: Donald, Karen, Dennis and Julie. He started his career as an auto mechanic. He was then inducted into the Army Air Force in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1945. After returning to Courtland, Warren worked for Engwall Motors. He farmed with his Uncle Art and was also employed at Lovewell State Park as Park Manager. He farmed with his son Donald until he retired. Warren was a member of the Courtland United Methodist Church, an active member of the Courtland Masonic Lodge and the Scandia American Legion. He was a charter member of the Pawnee Palefaces camping club. He worked and was on the committee of the Republic County ASCS office in Belleville, and was on the Board of Directors at the Courtland Coop Elevator. After the passing of his first wife Dorothy, he married Lucille Sargent in November 1988. In his retirement years, Warren enjoyed camping, restoring old cars, traveling, wood working, and wintering in Texas. One of his most memorable trips was to Alaska where he had been stationed while in the service. Warren was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dorothy, his brother Richard, and his second wife Lucille. He will be forever remembered by his sons Donald and wife Kristi and Dennis and wife Kandi of Courtland; daughters Karen Wallin of Green Valley, AZ and Julie Harvey and husband John of Mankato; step-daughter Janet Suchsland and husband Don and step-son DeLon Sargent and wife Joyce; grandchildren Rachel (Rob) Myers, Justin (Jaala) Wallin, Clay (Bethany) Wallin, and Jeannie Copple; step-grandchildren Brian (Micah) Jader, Jamie (Yinka) Akinrolabu, Chris and Jamie Harvey; great grandchildren Robbie & Reagan Myers, Cale Wallin and Jesse Copple; step-great grandchildren Carson Jader and Avery Akinrolabu. Warren is also survived by his two nephews Craig and Chris Wallin; a very special four-legged companion, Sissey, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the United Methodist Church, Courtland, Kansas with Pastor Kathy Aeillo officiating. Burial was in the Courtland Cemetery. Masonic Rites were conducted by the Courland Lodge No. 211 A.F. & A.M. and Military Honors by Scandia American Legion Post No. 193. Memorials may be made to the Warren Wallin Memorial. These arrangements were entrusted to Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas.
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