Elmer Dewayne Walls

Harvard Magazine- Sept./Oct 2003

ELMER DEWAYNE WALLS '60 died June 24, 2002, in Brainerd, Minn. He was a manager at Potlatch Corp., a paper manufacturer, for 39 years and a towering figure in Minnesota amateur ice hockey. Active as a coach and referee, he also served four terms as president of Minnesota Hockey, overseeing a growth spurt in its membership; he initiated a coach-screening program utilizing background checks and a corporate marketing campaign that became a model for youth hockey organizations nationwide. He was also Minnkota district director for USA Hockey. He leaves his wife, Mary (Makidon), two daughters, Becky Butcher and Debbie Singer, two sons, Robin and Todd, and a brother, Dale.