Name:    Wallace Edwin Wilfahrt

From:  The Journal, New Ulm, Minnesota
Date:  Thursday, April 22, 1999

Wallace 'Wally' E. Wilfahrt, 76, of 308 S. Minnesota St., New Ulm, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at his home.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm with burial in the City Cemetery, Soldiers Rest Section. Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the New Ulm veterans organizations

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today and 7:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wilfahrt of New Ulm; a daughter, Peggy Kinate of Cannon Falls; sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Priscilla Wilfahrt of St. Paul, Bradley Wilfahrt of Hopkins, and Brian and Vaughn Wilfahrt of Houston, Texas; ten grandchildren;two brothers and sisters-in-law Leo and Ruth Wilfahrt of New Ulm, and Melvin and LeRone Wilfahrt of Montevideo.

He was born Nov. 14, 1922, in New Ulm to Charles and Anna (Kral) Wilfahrt. He graduated in 1940 from Holy Trinity High School. He married Barbara Barrett on July 26, 1948 at Luverne. He served in the Air Force from November 1942 to February 1946. He was employed by the Coast to Coast Store in Sleepy Eye from 1946 to 1951. He then became a partner with the Wilfahrt Brothers Store as a tire salesman. He retired in 1986. He was a life time member of the American Legion Post 132 in New Ulm, a past charter member of the Sleepy Eye Lions, St. Joseph's Catholic Aid Council, and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm.