Jack W. Wallace, 91, of Valparaiso passed away Friday, January 27, 2023. He was born July 24, 1931 in Clinton, TN to Roy & Nina (Massengill) Wallace, graduated from Tolleston High School in Gary, IN, and received a B.A. in Business from Indiana University, Bloomington. Jack made his career as a Sales Representative for various companies, particularly in the machine parts industry.
As a longtime member of Valparaiso First United Methodist Church, graduate of I.U., and a spouse of 70 years, Jack would tell you his faith, his family, and I.U basketball were the three priorities in his life, but would never divulge the order. He became an avid golfer but was born with an outstanding sense of humor that he credited in large part for his long life.
On May 26, 1952, he married Norma Estes who survives along with their sons; Scott & Brad Wallace both of Valparaiso, and grandchildren; Erica Phillips, Katie Wallace & Amy Wallace. He was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Wallace in 1977 & Doug Wallace in 2018 and his brother, Gene Wallace.
A visitation will be held February 17th from 3 – 5 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso. Memorial donations may be made to Valparaiso First United Methodist Church.
Pam & I have lost a cherished friend but know he is in Heaven on that beautiful golf course shooting under par each day that goes by. What wonderful memories we have of our road trip to Bloomington with Norma. We laughed and had coffee at the "Come and Git' It" cafe in Martinsville. Everybody started to speak with a Southern drawl after we got back on the road. While we were visiting the shoreline of Lake Monroe Jack us he once walked across it! That was a tease because it was dirt before they had installed the dam. We enjoyed going out with Jack & Norma to Wagner's in Chesterton for ribs, the Miller Beach Cafe for Lake Perch. Also in our hunt for Lake Perch we traveled to the Silver Horseshoe in Wanatah, the Supervisor's Club and our all time favorite Teibel's in Schereville. Being a Loyal Boilermaker, Jack and I always talked back and forth about football & basketball. Jack always said he rooted for Purdue, "EXCEPT" when it came to playing the Hoosier's. Our thoughts and prayers are with Norma, Scott, Brad and the family. -Bob & Pam Westfall