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Wallace Bothum, 88

Karlstad - Wallace Bothum, 88, died Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at the Karlstad Healthcare Center in Karlstad. Bothum Obit

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, at First Lutheran Church of Karlstad with Rev. Gary Halverson officiating. Kirstin Olson was the organist, and special music was provided by the Hodne family. Casketbearers included grandsons Kelly Bothum, Brian Bothum, Richard Bothum, Tim Bothum, Mike Granger, Todd Stennes, Chad Thompson and Trent Thompson. Interment was in Karlstad Cemetery in Karlstad with Collins Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Wallace Jerod O'Dean Bothum was born in Halma on May 28. 1913, the son of Albert and Hulda (Erickson) Bothum. He grew up and attended school at Halma and was baptized at Eidsvold Lutheran Church of Halma.

On May 28, 1933, Wallace was united in marriage to Myrtle Aslakson. The couple resided in Halma, Halstad and Detroit, Mich. before they returned to Karlstad where Wallace operated an implement dealership and farmed.

He as a member of First Lutheran Church of Karlstad. He was also active in the Karlstad Chamber of Commerce and served as its president for a year.

Wallace is survived by his wife, Myrtle; two sons, Warren "Manny" (Eileen) of Karlstad and Jerry (Margaret) of Grand Island, Neb.; three daughters, Malvern (Gene) Granger of White Bear Lake, Marlyce (Robert) Stennes of Marine on St. Croix and Markell (Douglas) Thompson of Greenville, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson; a brother, Myles of Karlstad; two sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceding him in death were his parents and four brothers, Grant, Kenneth and two in infancy. 03B2001DC05

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