Larry Wallin passed away Sunday evening, January 6, 2019, at Heritage Manor in Chisholm, MN. He fought a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer but died peacefully.
Larry was a well-respected and beloved friend, neighbor, uncle and teacher. He was especially proud of his career as an educator, having taught briefly in Iowa and Michigan before settling into a long stint at Hibbing High School and Hibbing Junior College. Before returning to Hibbing Larry served in the U.S. Army for two years. He retired at age 53 to a home he and his father built on Dewey Lake and continued there before entering a nursing facility because of his illness. He loved his piece of paradise, content to live a simple but elegant life. He was an accomplished gardener, baked his own bread, made raspberry jam and was content to listen to classical music, savor a pipe of his favorite tobacco and sip a scotch or two every evening. He lived life to its fullest.
Mr. Wallin had a deep and lasting impact on hundreds of students. Because of his passion for his subject and his skill as a teacher and mentor, the lives of his students were changed for the better. The world is a better place because of him.
Larry was born in Hibbing, MN, February 23, 1932; the son of Axel and Mollie (Nosan) Wallin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Orlaine Boshea.
He is survived by three nephews: Jon, Joseph and Jeffrey Boshea who live in the metro area. He is also survived by aunts: Marge Peterson and Gladys Groshel; many cousins, and friends.
Larry was a staunch DFLer and union supporter, serving for a time as the president of the local teacher’s union. He loved discussing politics, history and “the current depressing state of the world”. He had a great mind and was fully engaged intellectually until the end. He will be missed.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2018 in the Anderson Daniels Funeral Home in Hibbing. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in the Hibbing Park “Maple Hill” Cemetery.
Family services provided by Anderson-Daniels, A Bauman Family Funeral Home in Hibbing. To share condolences online, please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com .