WALLACE JOHN BENJAMIN, 90, of Alanson, and formerly of Detroit went to be with his Lord on Friday, November 23, 2012. He is survived by his wife Betsy; children, Laura Wallace of Plymouth, Michigan, John B. (Jill) Wallace of Detroit, Donald Wallace of Roseville, MI, Marie (Jay) Bennett of Houston, Texas, Marti Wallace of Royal Oak, MI, Amy (Scott) Schuster of Rochester Hills, MI, Christine (Jim) Schultz of Pleasant Ridge, MI; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; siblings, John (Mary) Wallace of Indian River, Cecilia Clos of Westland, MI; many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret Latter, John Benton Wallace, Carol Wolfcale and John Brian Wallace. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at The Cross in the Woods Shrine in Indian River. A Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday night. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., also at the church. Donations may be made to The Cross in the Woods Parish, Baraga Broadcasting, or Hospice of Little Traverse Bay. Those wishing to sign an online register book are invited to do so at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com. Arrangements handled by the Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River.
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Betsy, mom called and informed me of the news. I tried calling you on Sunday; however, the line was busy throughout the day.I want you and your family to know that you are in my prayers and thoughts during this most difficult time. Grief is truly the price we pay for loving. I remember our times together as if it were yesterday. I know that he will continue to walk you.
John was a big man with an even bigger heart. We loved sharing life with him years ago at St. Gerard (now Corpus Christi) parish in Detroit. He has gone home to the Lord for Christmas. May he rest in peace.