May 8, 1948 ~ May 2, 2011
David A. Wallace, 62, Fargo passed away Monday, May 2 at Sanford Medical Center after a 2 year battle with an extremely aggressive form of Leukemia & Lymphoma.
Dave was born in Norfolk, VA on May 8, 1948 to Gersen and Marjorie Wallace. He graduated from Fargo Central in 1966 and Minnesota State University in 1972 with a B.A. in Art. Dave married Cheryl Trondset on August 14, 1972 in Fargo. In 1974, they moved to Vancouver, British Columbia to pursue his dream of being a "hippie" potter. While living in Vancouver their son Abraham was born in 1975.
In 1980 they returned to Fargo where Dave started his career as a freelance illustrator. He then started his 20 year career at Moorhead State University as the University Publications Art Director. He retired in June of 2010.
Dave married Ginger Croaker on April 8, 2010. Together they took on Dave's illness with determination and faith that Dave would beat the odds.
Dave was a talented artist and an avid golfer. He planned to spend his retirement making pots in his studio and playing golf. His greatest source of pride was his son Abe. He wanted to play one more round of golf this week with Abe. He was a gentle soul who never complained about his situation. He always said "It is what it is."
Left to celebrate his life and cherish his memory are his wife, Ginger, his son Abraham (Lanae) and his granddaughter Grace, his sister Lisa Scheet and brother, Michael (Barb) Wallace, his step-son, Patrick Scott, step-daughter, Kellie Carlson, nieces, Marrah, Rachel and Julianna, nephew, Cory, step-grandsons Connor, Cody, and Jake, and Dave and Gingers "kids" Molly and Harley.
David was preceded in death by his parents.
Dave's family would like to thank Dr. Preston Steen and the team at Roger Maris Cancer Center for trying so hard to save him and for their support once he made the decision to stop fighting.