Donald A. Wallin
Janesville, WI — Donald A. Wallin, 83, of Janesville, WI, passed away peacefully at Rock Haven Nursing Home in Janesville, on February 20, 2018. He was born July 19, 1934, in Minneapolis, MN, to Fergus and Jane (Olson) Wallin. He spent his early life in Fond du Lac, graduating from Fond du Lac High School. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 8 years. He traveled internationally as a buyer of men’s clothing for Sears Roebuck and Company for 35 years. He was married to his first wife, Barbara Wallin, for 42 years, and together they had 5 children. On June 10, 2000, he married the love of his life, Margaret (Florek) Bednar-Wallin. They enjoyed taking River Cruises with the Back of the Blue Bus Buddies, and spending time in their dream home in Bella Vista, AR. He also enjoyed golf, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church of Whitewater, WI.
Don is survived by his wife Margaret “ Margie” Bednar-Wallin; children: Kimberly Thornley of Ashburn, VA; Kevin (Lisette) Wallin of Morton Grove, IL; Kathleen (Patrick) Malone of West Salem, WI; Kurtis (Fanny) Wallin of Iselin, NJ; Kenneth Wallin of Chicago, IL; he is also survived by 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; two stepdaughters, Kim (Dwayne) Berry of Pleasant Prairie, WI, and Brenda (Dylan) of Leonardo, NJ; brother, Robert Wallin of Edina, MN; and brother-in-laws, Robert and Lawrence Florek, both of Milwaukee, WI. He is further survived by his buddy, John Buch, of Fort Myers, FL; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William; and mother-in-law Elizabeth Klawitter.
A service will take place on Saturday, February 24th at 3 p.m., at the First English Lutheran Church, 401 Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Burial to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Whitewater Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, memorials to First English Lutheran Church, or Special Olympics would be appreciated. Nitardy Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. www.nitardyfuneralhome.com
The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and hospice personnel at Mercy Health.