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AnNette Walvatne

AnNette Walvatne, 75, of Sioux Falls, died Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Sanford USD Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 1:00 pm Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Jasper Cemetery, Jasper, MN. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 pm at the Pizza Ranch in Brandon, SD. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, SD.

AnNette Lunning Walvatne was born on January 27, 1940 at Garretson, SD to Gaylord and Grace (Winthers) Lunning. She grew up at Garretson and on April 7, 1957 she was united in marriage to Richard Walvatne at Richfield, MN. They moved to Sioux Falls after their marriage where she had an upholstery business and later worked for the Sioux Falls School System food service and then at HyVee. After her retirement she worked for the Sioux Falls Park and Recreation Department. They were avid travelers, enjoyed Dixieland Jazz, and traveled to California for annual jazz festivals. AnNette enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband Richard "Dick"; 2 children Gary (Julie), West Linn, OR and Susan (Ronald) Lane, Sioux Falls; 6 grandchildren; a brother and sister, ArDette (Jerry) Gustafson, Edina, MN and AlRoy (Sharon) Lunning, Westminster, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Kelly, and a brother DeLyle.

Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 7, 2016
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