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Edward Lee Wallin


October 3, 2019

Edward Lee Wallin, 75, of North Platte, passed away September 15, 2019 at the North Platte Care Center.

He was born in Kimball, NE to Winton H. And Maurine N. (Belgum) Wallin. Ed graduated from Kimball County High School in 1962. He began working for the US Postal Service and continued for about two years until he joined the US Navy Reserves. He served 2 years of active duty aboard ship in the Tonkin Gulf off Vietnam.

After his discharge, he moved to North Platte and began working for the Post Office once again. Following his retirement, he worked for Todd’s Alignment for 9 years. Ed was a member of the Cowboy Capital Chorus in Ogallala, a singing group that entertained at area care facilities. He also had an extensive gun collection, enjoying time at the shooting range and reloading his own ammunition. He was active in the V.F.W. and a member of the Cooties, and also enjoyed calling bingo at the NP Senior Center.

Ed is survived by his sister, Janice, (Jerry) Zimmerman of Carlsbad, CA; sister-in-law, Karen (Happel) Wallin of Lincoln, NE; nieces and nephews, Stephanie Zimmerman, Scott Zimmerman, Sean (Eileen) Zimmerman, Stacey (Steve) Crotti, and Lisa, Kim, and Jeanne Wallin; 6 great nieces and nephews; special friends, the Jim Harris family and Russell Hoatson; as well as other extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Winton and Maurine Wallin; and a brother, Lance Wallin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the VFW and online condolences may be shared at http://www.adamsswanson.com.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on October 7, 2019 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor Clint Walker officiating. Inurnment will follow at 11:30 a.m.at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery with military honors.

Those wishing to do so may sign the register book noon – 6:00 p.m. at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.


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