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Wallace John Lais
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Birth: Jun. 8, 1921
Lismore
Nobles County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1985
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

Known as Wally by his family in Minnesota, his relatives, in-laws, and friends in Alabama knew him only as "Lais." Lais was kind-hearted, with a ready smile and helping hand for everyone. He did maintanance work for a local hospital, and was handy with tools. He could fix pretty much anything, from cars to radios and TV's, antique clocks (of which he had a huge collection), and plumbing and electrical problems. He was a very friendly, outgoing person who never met a stranger. He was well known in the area, and had friends from teenagers to elderly dropping in frequently to chat, sample his latest homemade wine, or get help or advice on "fixing" something. Lais was an avid ham radio operator, frequently staying up late at night to catch "skip", so he could visit with other enthusiasts around the world.

Lais fought in WWII, and received a Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in Germany.

He was one of 13 children of Emil Raymond Lais and Katherine Susan Didier of Minnesota; his grandparents emigrated from Germany about 1872. Lais was the father of 5 children; his oldest son, Bobby, died in Vietnam.

Lais was a wonderful person to know, and is very much missed by all. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Emil Raymond Lais (1882 - 1957)
  Catherine Didier Lais (1889 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Bess Kennedy Lais (1924 - 1989)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Wallace Lais (1947 - 1968)*
 
 Sibling:
  Vincent August Lais (1914 - 1939)*
  Wallace John Lais (1921 - 1985)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Moncrief Cemetery
Gardendale
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Vicki Lais
Record added: Jan 12, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12962702
Wallace John Lais
Added by: Vicki Lais
 
Wallace John Lais
Added by: Vicki Lais
 
Wallace John Lais
Added by: Vicki Lais
 
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