Wallace Martenson, 83, died Friday, August 3. He was born on June 11, 1929, the son of Peter and June (Redner) Martenson in Miles City, MT. Wallace grew up and attended school in Miles City and then graduated from Terry High School in 1947. After he graduated from high school, he attended college at Montana State University for two years before he began working for Shell Oil Co. in Choteau, MT. On June 13, 1954 he married Dawn Mack in Miles City. They lived in Choteau for about a year before they moved to Rock Springs, MT where he worked for his father in-law on his farm. Wallace continued to work on the farm after his father in-law’s death, and he and his wife lived there until they retired and moved to Miles City.
Wallace enjoyed old cars, antique tractors, and building things. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling, and being a member of the Gideons. He especially enjoyed being a part of the fellowship at the Wesleyan Church.
Wallace is survived by one daughter, Corliss Fercho of Glendive; two sons, Chris of Rock Springs and Wayne of Miles City; one brother, Dean Martenson of Billings; numerous nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dawn; one brother, Bruce Martenson and one sister, Amy Van Cleave.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 10, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Miles City Wesleyan Church. Interment will follow in the Custer County Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevenosnandsons.com.
Memorials are suggested to: Gideons or the Miles City Wesleyan Church.
Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements.