Virgil Wayne Wallin

November 24, 1926 ~ April 9, 2017 (age 90)
Virgil W. Wallin, age 90, of Willmar, died Sunday morning, April 9, at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Willmar American Legion Post #167. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Virgil Wayne Wallin was born on November 24, 1926, in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Maurice and Serena Grace (Palmer) Wallin. He grew up and received his education in Willmar. From 1944 to 1946, Virgil served in the U. S. Navy in the South Pacific. Following his discharge, Virgil returned to Willmar and began work with the Great Northern Railroad. From 1949 to 1952, Virgil served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Following his discharge, Virgil returned home and continued working on the railroad. On September 27, 1955, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Willmar, Virgil was united in marriage to Mary Louise Burns and they made their home in Willmar. Virgil worked as a switchman and later a brakeman for over 40 years with the Great Northern Railroad, retiring in 1988. Virgil was a member of the Church of St. Mary, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Virgil loved the game of golf. He was a scratch golfer and achieved 2 holes-in-one. He also enjoyed fishing and traveling in his RV motorhome. Virgil and Mary Louise enjoyed spending their winters in Texas and volunteered to help children learn to read.

He is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Mary Louise of Willmar; six children, John Wallin of Willmar, Patricia (and Robert) Malaiakini of Maui, HI., Virginia (and Daniel) Dwyer of Long Island, NY., Thomas (and Dawn) Wallin of Chaska, Robert Wallin of Minneapolis and Jacqueline (and Derek) Carter of Santa Anna, CA.; ten grandchildren, Jane Wallin, Caitlin, Shannon and Brianne Dwyer, Danielle, Matthew and Elizabeth Wallin, Abigail Wallin, and Dalton and Daniel Carter and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Wallin of Northbrook, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ronald and Maurice.

Cemetery Details

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
1459 15th St. SW
Willmar, MN,


APR 22. 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Church of St. Mary

713 12th Street SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Mass of Christian Burial

APR 22. 10:30 AM

Church of St. Mary

713 12th Street SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

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