Lloyd W. Wallin age 99, of Plover passed away on Tuesday November 29, 2011 at St. Michael's Hospital. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.
Funeral services for Lloyd will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday December 3, 2011 at the Plover - Shuda Funeral Home. Pastor Howard Hintzman will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. The Plover V.F.W will hold a ritual for Lloyd a lifetime member of their post at 6:00 PM, followed by the Plover American Legion Post 543 ritual both Friday at the Plover Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held on Saturday from 9:00 AM to the time of services. Full military honors will be performed for Lloyd after the service Saturday.
Lloyd was born October 21, 1912 in Grandview, WI, the son of Charles and Anna (Anderson) Wallin. He earned his teaching certificate from Ashland Normal College. Lloyd began his teaching career in Hayward, WI teaching 6th grade. On August 8, 1941 Lloyd married Maxine Millar in Madison. The couple settled in Elgin, IL after their marriage, where Lloyd taught in the Elgin School system. He entered the United States Army Air Corps on May 13, 1942 in Chicago. Lloyd was part of the Eagle Squadron based in Debden England north of London. He earned the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 1 silver and 1 bronze battle star, 5 overseas service bars, 1 service stripe, good conduct medal, and a distinguished unit badge. He was honorably discharged on September 28, 1945 from Ft. Sheridan, IL.
After serving his country, Lloyd returned to teaching in Elgin. In 1947 Lloyd, Maxine, and little Trina moved to Plover and there began a 31 year teaching career with the Stevens Point School system first teaching at P.J. Jacobs High School. He finished his career teaching geography and history at S.P.A.S.H retiring in 1978. Lloyd enjoyed managing his garden, trips to visit his daughters in Alaska, and his flight squadron reunions. One of his favorite events was taking the junior and senior class students on the annual class trips to Washington DC and New York. He loved teaching and he loved kids.
He and Maxine were the ultimate Pacelli High School and American Legion baseball fans, traveling to each game for many years. They were the number one fans of the teams sitting at the fence and giving instruction.
One of Lloyd's many claims to fame was that he was the oldest person in Portage County's history to voluntarily relinquish his driver's license to the DMV at the age of 97. At 92 he took his renewal test and the DMV renewed his license for 10 years. We all laughed when he said do you think they will renew it again at 102.
Lloyd is survived by his wife of 70 years Maxine, their two children: Irene (Gilbert Carillo) Wallin, Anchorage, Alaska; Kermit Wallin, Plover. 6 grandchildren: Scott Sibbald, Chris (Russell) Raflik, Nathan Wallin, Nicholas (Jen) Wallin, David Wallin, Ida Schmid. Six great-grandchildren: Dennis Sibbald, Ashley Ellis, Brandi Ellis, Trina Raflik, Emery Roux Wallin, Azrael Schmid, Odin Schmid.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Trina Sibbald and son Per Wallin, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
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