Wallace H. Lindahl
August 11, 1941 - September 10, 2021
Service Date: September 30, 2021
A Graveside Service with military honors will be held on September 30, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd., in Springvale. A Celebration of Wallace's life will follow . Please call Jessie at 207-636-6541.
Wallace H. Lindahl, 80, of Berwick, Maine passed in his home, with his wife and loving family by his side, on September 10, 2021. He was comfortable and received wonderful care with the Hospice of Southern Maine staff.
Wallace was born on August 11, 1941, in Greenville, Maine, a son of William H. and Sylvia (Suomi) Lindahl and was raised in Kittery.
He joined the US Marine Corps at the age of 17 and spent 13 weeks at Basic Training at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. Wallace served aboard naval ships including USS Fremont APA – 44, the USS Vermilion (AKA 107), also USS Fort Snelling (LSD 30). He also took a Mediterranean Cruise to Corfu, Greece.
Wallace was stationed aboard ship and ready during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He also was stationed in the Caribbean and spent time in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica all during his service time.
Wallace’s final tour of duty was at the Brunswick Naval Air Station, where he was privileged and proud to serve as escort to President John F. Kennedy while he was reviewing the Marine Troops. It was a great honor. Wallace served in the US Marine Corp from August 1958 – August 1964, where he received his honorable discharge with the rank of Corporal.
After returning to civilian life, he worked at various manufacturing jobs including Simplex Wire and Cable Co. and Hussey Manufacturing. He also had the pleasure and honor of raising his seven sons, James, Robert, William, Bruce, Von, Shawn and Jason Lindahl. Also, as a stepfather to Shawn Fletcher, son of his wife Mary Quinn Fletcher, whom he married May 11, 1991.
Together they purchased their home in Carroll Plantation and lived there for 30 years. Wallace was on the Board of Eastern Maine Electric Co-op for 20 years, a member of the Gideons International, and a member of Springfield Community Chapel. He helped run Mary Lee’s Antiques and Collectibles with Mary and belonged to Maine Sweepers. (A Fun Time!) Wallace enjoyed traveling and spending many good times with his family and friends.
Wallace was predeceased by his parents, William and Sylvia Lindahl, his first wife, Patricia Heidler and siblings Joyce, William, Wendell, Wesley, and Linda; grandson Kyle Logan Fletcher, who was a son of Shawn Fletcher.
He is survived by sisters Donna Merrick and Mona Sprague, 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Graveside Service with military honors will be held on Thursday, September 30. 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, 83 Stanley Rd., in Springvale. A celebration of Wallace’s life will be held after the graveside service. Please call Jessie for more information at 207-636-6541.
For those who desire, memorial donations may be made in Wallace’s name to Alzheimer’s Association of Maine, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2 C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Southern Maine for their professionalism and kindness. And a big-thank you for the loving care of son Jason and daughter-in-law Jessica Lindahl to both Wallace and Mary at this very difficult time.
The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.