Ricky L. Wallace


OREGON – Loving husband, brother and uncle, Ricky L. Wallace, age 60, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at O.S.F. St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was born July 30, 1958 in Oregon, the son of Edgar and Thelma May (Dummer) Wallace. 

He married Melody Ebens on Aug. 16, 1980 at the Chana United Methodist Church. Rick worked 19 years for Caldwell Group Manufacturing in Rockford. He was an avid fisherman, loved camping, and loved his dogs Baylee and Norton.

Rick is survived by his wife Melody, sister Judy (Richard) Haskell, brothers; David (Sharon) Wallace, Robert Wallace, Ronald (Ann) Wallace, Terry (Becky) Wallace, and Roger (Julie) Wallace, parents-in-law John and Vi Ebens, brothers-in-law Joe (Julie) Ebens and John Ebens, several nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his parents and brother Edgar “Butch” Wallace.

A special thank you to Rick’s brother Bob for always being there to take Rick to a hospital or just to sit with Rick.  

Funeral service was at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street, Oregon, with the Rev. David Rogula officiating. Visitation was prior to the service from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A memorial fund is established in Ricky’s name. Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com to leave a condolence.

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