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LaRue D. Travlos

LaRue Travlos, 89, of Sioux Falls, died Sunday, September 18th at Sanford Centennial Hospice in Sioux Falls.

LaRue Dietz was born January 25, 1927 in Black Foot, Idaho. As a child, she moved with her family to Manning, Iowa where she grew up, graduating from Manning High School. Following high school, she attended Grinnell College. She later transferred to the University of Iowa from which she graduated with a degree in nursing.

She worked for several years as a registered nurse, only taking a break in her career to raise her family. She worked as a director of nurses for a nursing home in Waterloo, IA, and later worked as a health care facilities inspector for the state of South Dakota.

On May 1, 1982, she was united in marriage with Speros Travlos in Sioux Falls. The couple lived in Sioux Falls where she and Speros owned and operated "The Chopping Block" store on Phillips Avenue. They ran the store for several years until selling the property in 2002.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Speros; her children, Debra (Jim) Metcalf, Joanie (Bob) Sansone, Steven Acker, John (Jane Ann) Travlos, Greg (Kim) Travlos, Diane (Jim) Connelly and Kandis (Dennis) Graham; 11 grandchildren; and one sister, Neva Thompson. LaRue was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Memorial services will begin 11:00 am Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue location.

The family requests that memorials be directed to First United Methodist Church, 401 S. Spring Ave. or to the , 4904 S. Technopolis Drive in Sioux Falls.
Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 20, 2016
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