Ellis "Todd" F. Wall, 86, of Neillsville, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 12th 2017. He was cared for at home by his wife, with help from his daughter and son per his wishes.
Todd was born on December 13th, 1930 in Neillsville WI, the son of Fred and Laura (Lautenbach) Wall. He graduated from Neillsville High School in 1949. In 1950 he was joined in marriage to the former Patricia A. Mattson.
Todd worked at Wall's Service Station all his life and took over the business from his father in 1971. Music was a very important part of Todd's life, especially classical music. He sang in the UCC church choir for over 60 years, and also sang in the Marshfield Chamber Chorale and the Clark County Male Chorus. Many people in the community fondly remember Todd singing a solo at church for their family member's funeral or wedding.
Todd was an outdoorsman at heart and over the years tended beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. He took many canoe trips into wilderness areas of Canada and on two occasions traveled to Canada to view polar bears. In the summer he fished the waters of Wisconsin and Minnesota and in the winter was particularly passionate about ice fishing. Todd taught himself fly tying and how to play the guitar. His family has many examples of stained glass art he crafted. Todd was a past member of the Lion's Club and was a library board member for 9 years. He was President of the Board during the library expansion in the late 1990's. Todd will be warmly remembered by those with whom he fished and shared campfires. He will be sorely missed by his sheepshead playing buddies and will be remembered as a kind and compassionate person to all who knew him.
Todd is survived by his wife Patricia, son Eugene Wall (Grace) of Madison, WI, daughter Pamela Stitt (Kevin) of Neillsville, WI, sister Susan Stoughton of Mondovi, and by four grandchildren, Elliot, Kayla, and Jodi Stitt, and Carmen Wall. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a son, Robert Wall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the United Church of Christ in Neillsville, WI or to the Clark County Humane Society.
A celebration of Todd's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville. Pastor Jacoba Koppert will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 13th at the United Church of Christ.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Todd's family with Funeral arrangements.