Michael Jay Wallace
June 07, 2013
Michael Jay Wallace went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 7, 2013, surrounded by his family after a five-year courageous battle with cancer. Visitation was held Monday, June 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Lisbon. Service was 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11 at the church with pastor Sean Lillis presiding. A private family burial was held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Surviving Mike are his wife, Linda, and their three children, Jayson, Cody and Alyssa Wallace, all of Lisbon; his brothers, David Wallace and Daniel Wallace, both of Cedar Rapids; his twin brother, Steve Wallace of Marion; and a sister, Julie Wallace Zimmerman of Chicago.
Preceding Mike in death were his parents, Richard and Maureen Wallace, and his younger brother, Larry Wallace.
Michael was born Dec. 17, 1958, in Cedar Rapids. He graduated from Kennedy High School in 1977. He met and fell in love with his best friend and soulmate, Linda Rodgers, and they married on June 4, 1983. He worked at the Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids, Century Engineering, Hallmark Care Center and for the Cedar Rapids School District for 27 years.
Mike accepted Jesus into his heart at the age of eight years old and has been a very faithful servant of God. He had a strong Faith and relationship to the Lord. He was an elder and member of Grace Bible Fellowship in Lisbon, had a heart for youth and led many children and adults to Jesus. He had a servant's heart and loved people and wanted them to know Jesus in a personal way. He was the love of Linda's life, the best husband and father a family could ask for. He was a friend to everyone he met.
He enjoyed spending time with Linda and his children, traveling, riding bikes, always painting and working at the church, gardening and visiting people. Mike will be greatly missed by all who survive him. He was the strongest and most faithful man of God and we were blessed to be able to call him husband, Pops, Dad, brother and friend. He will forever be missed.
Memorials can be made to Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 230 East Market Street, Lisbon, Iowa 52253, or Unity Point Hospice.
Online condolence for the family can be posted at cedarmemorial.com, under obituaries.