Cathy T. Wallace, 79, Beaver Dam, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

There will be a memorial gathering at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Monday, Jan. 8, from 3-6 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m.

Cathy was born Dec. 25, 1938, to Floyd and Helen (Bartosch) Peck. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Milwaukee. On Feb. 9, 1957, she was united in marriage with John W. Wallace. Cathy enjoyed her life as a mother and wife. She was always willing to take vacations wherever her family wanted to go. She loved camping and she also loved the motorcycle trips she and John would take later in life. Cathy worked at JC Penney before going to work as the manager of the fabric department at Shopko. As an avid sewer, she loved her job and worked there for many years until she retired.

She also enjoyed gambling and was a frequent traveler on the bingo bus trip. Cathy loved eagles and had an extensive assortment of eagle collectibles. Cathy was a proud shareholder of the Green Bay Packers and also enjoyed the Badgers, Brewers and UW-Whitewater Warhawks.

Survivors include her husband, John Wallace of Beaver Dam; two sons, William J. Wallace of Horicon and John “Jay” (Liz) Wallace of Beaver Dam; four grandchildren, Cyndi (Jake) Bantz of Madison, William J. “Rusty” (Hanah Petzer) Wallace Jr. of Horicon, and David and Andrew Wallace of Beaver Dam; a sister and two brothers, Bob Peck of Pennsylvania, Beatrice Graff of Sun Prairie, and Elmer (Sheila) Peck of Fond du Lac; other relatives and friends.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Dodge County Humane Society or to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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