Leonard Westerdale

Wallace Westerdale

Friday, July 11th, 1930 - Sunday, March 7th, 2021
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Wallace Westerdale, 90 of Waxahachie passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, March 7, 2021. He was born July 11, 1930 in Macomb, Illinois to Leonard and Loretta (Gilchrist) Westerdale. He was preceded in death by his parents and spouse Virginia.

Wallace was a brilliant math teacher and had a great skill with mechanical things. He was an antique car enthusiast and founding member of the Hudson Club. He loved restoring old cars and owned several Hudsons, Kaisers, and various other automobiles that he had restored or, was currently working to renew. He loved to tell stories and possessed a remarkable memory.

Possibly his only nemesis was his cell phone or the television remote control. He affectionately referred to his “smartphone” as a “dumbphone.” It has been noted that he had such difficulty with his phone that he could delete a contact just by looking at it!

Wallace is survived by one daughter & son-in-law, Vicki and George Cerniglia, granddaughters Kimery Shepherd and Jodi Porter and four great-grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by two sisters.

He will be laid to rest in the city of his birthplace, Macomb, Illinois, at a date and time to be determined.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. 972-937-2211.
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    Macomb, Illinois
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Mary Anne Madill

Posted at 05:31pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Your father must have been a brilliant man because he raised an equally brilliant and amazing daughter. We love you Vickie and wish we could be with you and George during this time. May the Lord cover you with His feathers, and may you find refuge in the shadow of the Almighty.
Pastor Russ and Mary Madill

Kim Butler

Posted at 02:57pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I always looked forward to Wallace coming into my shop in hopes that I was able to stop and visit with him. He had a lot of stories and he would educate me on the old cars. The last time he was in here he brought me a picture of one of his Hudsons that was in a book or magazine and shared that story with me. He was a very interesting man and I will miss him.
I feel blessed to have known him. Kim Butler - Tire Town

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