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LaVonne Wallner-Anderson

LaVonne Mae Wallner-Anderson, 75, passed away March 5, 2010, at her home in Bertha.

She was born Oct. 14, 1934 in Minneapolis to Merion and Jeannette (Dallman) Doble. LaVonne was raised and went to school around Parkers Prairie. She graduated in 1953 from Parkers Prairie High School as an honor student.

LaVonne married Earl Wallner on June 6, 1954. After living in Wadena for a few years they moved to a small farm in the Hewitt area, where they raised three daughters and a son. After being a widow for several years she married Jim Anderson in January 2002.

LaVonne was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Wadena. She enjoyed her church activities, What Not Club and Ladies Auxiliary. She also enjoyed the Foster Grandparents program at the Bertha School which she participated in until her death. Family and friends were important to her. She enjoyed birthday parties, Christmas, and Fourth of July picnics with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held March 9 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Hewitt, with the Rev. Blake Rickbiel officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Carmen Nelson, Heidi Tumberg, and Kelsey Lambert. Pallbearers were Aaron Botzet, Brent Tumberg, Christopher Botzet, Dean Tumberg, Mark Tumberg, Scott Lambert and Michael Botzet. Interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Hewitt. Arrangements were with the Domian-Anderson Funeral Home in Bertha (

Survivors include three daughters and her son, Mona (Glen) Botzet of Perham, Mary (Roger) Tumberg of New York Mills, Debbie (Dave) Lambert of New Prague, and Steven Wallner of Watertown; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Katherine Wiederich of Redwood Falls; and brothers, Richard Doble of Parkers Prairie, and Gary Doble of Redwood Falls.

LaVonne was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; husband, Jim; parents, Merion and Jeannette; one sister; and a granddaughter.