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Mr Wallace Emmert

October 26, 1915 ~ June 15, 2017 (age 101)
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Message from Bobbi and Tim Desmond
July 4, 2017 8:29 AM

It was hard hearing of this news and I was glad to have visited Wallace on his 100th birthday. There were so many memories of growing up with the Emmert family as that is the way it was. My earliest memory was about 1950 and a picnic down on the river ranch. And I remember when Margaret was born and taking pictures that day. There were countless get-togethers and listening to his stories and talk. As the visits changed after we youngin's moved on, there was still chance meetings and drinks I had with him at the T-Room. I always learned something from him. My heart goes out to the kids, Doc, Pat & Margaret and all of their kids and family.
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A candle was lit by Bobbi & Tim Desmond on July 4, 2017 7:56 AM
Message from Thomas Chagoya
June 21, 2017 1:06 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow. Mr. Emmert had a long and wonderful life. His service to our country is much appreciated. Cherish the wonderful memories that you have of him.
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A candle was lit by Rob and Jeannie Stapleton on June 20, 2017 4:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Gary and Karan Long on June 20, 2017 1:42 PM
Message from Susan Jane Grover Jarvis
June 20, 2017 10:50 AM

Wallace and all of the Emmert family have been a big part of the Desmond and Grover families. I remember my mom, Jane Desmond Grover, talking about the many trips up to the Emmert cabin in Sugar Pine, and sliding down the Log Flume and riding horses. Memories flood over as I remember family gatherings and the history we enjoyed together living in Madera.
We all will miss this very dear man and all he represented to his life in Madera, and his family and friends.
We send prayerful condolence's and love to all the Emmert family. Wallace will be dearly missed. Love from, Susan, Doug, and Don Grover
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A candle was lit by Larry and Lynn Johnson and Family on June 19, 2017 11:12 AM
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A candle was lit by Robert Hofman on June 18, 2017 10:28 AM
I had the honour to meet Wallace Emmert back in 2015.

Emmert was a bomber pilot of a B17G, who made an emergency landing at Oct. 8th 1943 in the Netherlands close to the place of 'Urk'.

Wallace nearly survived, getting shot in his abdomen. He was taken to Urk, and at night, the same day, to Amsterdam where he had a surgery.

He survived it all, and got back to the USA.

Wallace will be rememberd by me, his hospitable smile will stay in my mind.

Robert Hofman
Stichting Urk in Oorlogstijd

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A candle was lit by Robert Hofman - Urk, The Netherlands on June 18, 2017 10:06 AM
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A candle was lit by Beryl (Lucckesi) Raviscioni on June 16, 2017 9:04 AM
Message from Jay Chapel
June 15, 2017 3:14 PM

Offering our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
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