Retired sports editor Wally Wakefield dies at age 86

Wally Wakefield

Wallace (Wally) P. Wakefield, a longtime sports writer for Lillie Suburban Newspapers, passed away unexpectedly in his home May 2. He was 86 years old.

Wakefield began as a sports writer at the Review in 1980 and quickly became known for representing athletes in a positive light in his coverage of local high school athletic events and also his involvement in numerous organizations and charities over the years.

An elementary teacher for many years in the St. Paul School District, he retired from teaching in 1987. He retired from the newspaper November 2015.

Wakefield was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Donna. He is survived by their five children: Peter, Laura, Bonnie, Beth and Lynn, and seven grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held May 14. Look to the May 10 print edition of the Review for additional details and a complete obituary.

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