Pickering Funeral Home
403 N. Western, Mexico, Missouri 65265
Phone 888-581-3207 or 573-581-3207

   Wallace (Wally) Maring, 92, of Mexico, MO, formerly of Iowa, went to be with the Lord on Sep 3, 2017.  

   Wally was born on July 6, 1925, in Grant, IA.  He was the son of John F Maring and Letha (Lenhart) Maring.  He graduated High School in Ottumwa, IA and immediately joined the Marine Corp.  He participated in Iwo Jima Feb 23, 1945, to Mar 16, 1945, and in the occupation of Japan Sep 22, 1945, to Dec 15, 1945.  On March 26, 1949, he married Margaret Haines in Ottumwa IA. 1945. She preceded him in death.

   Wally served as Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Clinton, IA.  He was a Mason and was installed as Master and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge where he received his 50 year membership on Jan. 11, 2010, in the Emulation Lodge #255.  

   He was employed by Champion Packages and retired in 1985.

   Survivors include one son, Randy Maring (Cindy) of Robins, IA; one daughter, Debra Voigt (Charles) of Mexico, MO; six grandchildren, Nikiah, Miranda, Megan, Jared, Jason, Jon; and three great-grandchildren, Nadia, Mikah, and Adeline.  

   A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday Sep. 8, 2017, at Community Baptist Church in Marion, IA.

Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Wally. What a wonderful man he was, always so kind and a true man of God! I am happy that he is home with Jesus and reunited with Margaret and has no more sickness or pain! - Judy Cornelius


Randy, Deb, know u need no reminder of what a great person Wally was, is. He was such a big pat of our lives. Besides memories we have several tangible things that they had when they closed their home in Iowa. (The one on 5th ave). Am reminded of them so often. They touched so many lives in very positive ways. How wonderful when we exit this life, to enter one of no more pain, sorrow or negativity. May u both find peace and joy in this faith that you each share that was lived out before you in such a loving dad and mom. Blessings. - Shirley, Jack Ellerbrook


Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wally's family. My dad and I went and saw Wally in Marion in the spring of 2015. He called me twice that week leading up to see him. I could tell he was excited about our visit. It was great to see Wally, Randy, and Debra. I have a picture of Wally and my dad that I will cherish forever. May God Bless All of you and thank you Wally for your service to our country. - Stacey J. Bussie