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Scott Wallace

November 14, 1940 — September 15, 2022


Scott Belden Wallace

November 14, 1940-September 15,2022

The time of sharing and reminiscences at 10:30 am Friday Sept 30, 2022 will be available via live stream at the following link:

Waunakee-Scott passed away peacefully at home on September 15, at age 81 with family at his bedside.

Scott was born in Evanston, IL on November 14, 1940, the son of Gordon B. and Isabelle M. Wallace. He grew up in Wilmette, IL and attended New Trier High School, graduating in 1958.

Scott obtained a B.A from Denison University in 1962. After graduation he entered the military and became a Naval Officer, serving honorably between 1962-1966.

In January 1965, Scott was introduced to Marty, via a blind date orchestrated by Marty’s college friend, Marcia, who had previously held a summer job working for Scott’s father. Scott and Marty were engaged in April  and married in November, 1965.

After Scott’s Naval  commitment, he returned to school obtaining  a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1968 from the University of Illinois. That  was followed in 1969 with an MSEE, also from Illinois.

His professional engineering career was spent with Wisconsin Power and Light/now Alliant Energy. He entered the company as an Electrical Engineer III in Distribution Planning in 1969, advancing though his thirty years, ultimately retiring on April 1, 1999 as Director of Energy Systems and Control. Scott is a Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and a Life Member of IEEE.

During his professional career, he became an active member of Downtown Madison Kiwanis, joining in 1991. He also served on the YMCA Board of Directors between 1976-82.

Upon retirement, Scott started his own business, 21st Century Solutions (Power System Solutions) which kept him employed until that warm spring day when he wondered why he was sitting behind a desk when he could be on the golf course.

Scott believed in physical exercise and maintained an active lifestyle through years of racquetball, jogging and golf. His lifelong practice of daily exercise and a healthy diet regimen were hallmarks of his life.

Scott and Marty became parents to three daughters, Carrie, Cindy and Christy between 1968-1971. That necessitated a learning curve for Scott, having to learn how to navigate in a “sorority house” environment, (the dogs always of female gender). He was a dedicated father, coaching youth basketball, playing driveway basketball with his daughters, attending their instrumental concerts throughout the high school years and becoming the proud grandfather of Claire(17) and Ryan (12). At age forty, he decided to take up piano, his inner Jerry Lee Lewis aspirations rising to the surface (with mixed results, per his daughters.)

Scott loved being outside in his yard, happily tending to lawn and flowers. After retirement, he and Marty decided to tear down Grandma and Grandpa’s squirrel-infested primitive cabin and build a log cabin across the pond. Family gatherings and friend overnights are a part of Twinbrook Forty’s history.

Scott loved basketball, not only as a UW Badger fan, but also as a student of the game, dissecting every play and watching every game twice, first as a season ticket holder, followed by the TV replay upon returning home.

Scott also loved golf and was the instigatory of the legendary  annual BRRR OPEN which took place on the day the courses opened for the season. Four foursomes teed off for nine holes, initially at Glenway Golf Course, in recent years at Monona Golf Course. This April marked the 50th Annual BRRR OPEN. Whether a cold outing or unseasonably warm, the round was always capped by burgers and a beer at the local pub.

Scott was an engineer, he loved the challenge of fixing whatever needed a trusting, skilled set of hands. Condo life replaced home ownership where his organizational skills, patience and resolve were instrumental in getting a condo association formed.

Scott appreciated a good joke and was an accomplished punster. He loved his family and took great pride in his daughters’ accomplishments. He was a good man, a man of integrity.

Scott was pre-deceased by his parents, Gordon and Isabelle Wallace and his sister, Nancy Wallace Peters. He is survived by his wife Marty and his three daughters: Carrie Wallace (David Adams); Cindy Wallace (Kelly Powers), granddaughter Claire Celeste Powers; Christy Wallace (Jeremy McCann), grandson Ryan Wallace McCann; sister-in-law, Winona C. Lincoln, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Cress Center, 6201 University Avenue,Madison, WI 53705 on Thursday, September 29, 2022, 4-7 pm. Friday visitation, September 30, will be from 9:30 am with sharing and reminiscences at 10:30 am.

Private family burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Agrace Hospice, 5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI 53711

The time of sharing and reminiscences at 10:30 am Friday Sept 30, 2022 will be available via live stream at the following link:

Please share your memories at

Cress Center

6021 University Ave. Madison

(608) 238-8406

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