Rev. Wallace Parmer, 89, passed away on April 11, 2012 at The Wesley Village nursing home in Indianola. A memorial service will be held at The Village, 1203 North E ST, Indianola, IA. on April 16, 2012 at 10 am., with arrangements by Peterson Funeral Home. Inurnment of cremains will be held at a later date in the Riverside Cemetery Columbarium in Marshalltown, Iowa. \n\nWallace Arthur Parmer was born in Maquoketa, IA on February 19, 1923 to Arthur and Hattie Parmer. He grew up on a farm and attended a one-room schoolhouse prior to high school. Wallace attended Maquoketa Junior College and then graduated from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA with a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy. \nWallace married Charlotte Gear on June 11, 1954 in Evanston, IL. They were married for 56 years until Charlotte's death in 2010. \n\nWallace earned a Masters Degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL in 1956, and then began serving as an ordained minister in the North Iowa Conference of the Methodist Church. \nWallace served as pastor of the following United Methodist charges in Iowa: Archer-Baker, Swea City-Grant, Center Point-Urbana, Charter Oak-Ute-Deloit, Fenton-Cylinder, Grace-Salem in Moravia, Quimby-Washta, Brandon-Mount Auburn, and Dumont. \n\nWallace served on two boards of the church's Iowa Conference -- the Board of Publications and the Board of Social Concerns. Throughout his life he took a special interest in a number of social causes. He also enjoyed reading books, reading and writing poetry, listening to music, and accumulating knowledge about the State of Iowa. \n\nWallace & Charlotte retired in 1988 and moved to Marshalltown, IA, where they were active in political activities and in Hope United Methodist Church. Wallace was also an active Lions Club member. \nHe was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Charlotte, and his brothers Paul and Max. Surviving family are children Duane Parmer of Sioux City IA; Ruth Phelps of Amana IA; Naomi McDanel of Carlisle IA; Anita Parmer of Kansas City MO; and foster son Dean. Grandchildren are Dawn (& Ian) Ball, Justin (& Erin) Phelps, Chad McDanel, Emily McDanel and great grandchild Amy McDanel. \nMemorial contributions may be made to Hope United Methodist Church in Marshalltown or a charity of your choice.