Wallace Andrew Powell, age 86 of Hampton, Iowa and formerly of LeRoy, Minnesota passed away January 6, 2013 at the Franklin Nursing Facility in Hampton, Iowa of natural causes.
He was born February 8, 1926 in Mammoth Springs, AR to James Ray Powell, and Lily Pepper. On June 5th, 1948 Wallace was united in marriage to Florence Backus and together they lived near LeRoy until the late 1960s when they moved to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. They had 3 children, Vernon, Karen, and Ricky. As a child Wallace lived in Chinook, MT and Mammoth Springs, AR. Later he worked in the Iron Ore Mines near Spring Valley, MN. He also drove semi for Armstrong Trucking and Oliver Manufacturing in Charles City, IA, and also as an electric motor technician in Minnesota. He retired and continued farming in Milaca, Minnesota. After his wife Florence passed away in 2009, he lived with his daughter Karen in Hampton, Iowa. He loved to farm, fish, and camp.
He is survived by his daughter Karen (Steve) Kulow, of Hampton, Iowa. Sons Vernon (Kathleen) Powell, of Hope, Minnesota, and Ricky (Ronda) Powell of Hot Springs, AR. Also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great, great grandson. A five generation family. Also a brother Rollie Powell, sisters Opal Uher, and Hazel Powell.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, his parents, brothers Clay and Elzie, an infant sister, and one great grandson. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M. Thursday, January 10,2013 at Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy, MN with interment at the LeRoy cementary.