Wanda Violetta Walters, 76, of Mantorville, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Wanda was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Westby, Wis., to Gustav and Anna Storbakken. She married Quenten Westlund on Jan. 19, 1956; they later divorced. On Jan. 9, 1974, she married Forrest Walters.
Survivors include one son, Randall; two daughters, Cheryl Gurganus of New Brighton and Julie (Greg) Bartel of rural Mantorville; and grandchildren, Meagan (Jacob) LaCoursiere, Melissa (Jared Holtan) Bartel, Alicia (Dylan Snow) Bartel, Caleb Bartel and Ryan Bartel. She is further survived by Forrest’s children, Carolynn (Don) Norgard, Nathanael (Vicki Paul) Walters and Andrew (Jodi Griffith) Walters; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Darryl and Gordon; and her husband, Forrest.
Wanda worked at Lunds in Minneapolis as head cashier and bookkeeper for 30 years. After retirement, she moved to Mantorville to be closer to her grandchildren. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Mantorville and was involved in women’s fellowship. She enjoyed her Tuesday morning Bible study, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 8, at noon at The First Congregational Church, 515 Walnut St., in Mantorville, with Pastor Brian Egelston officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Sparta, Wis., at a later date.
Visitation will be at the church Wednesday two hours prior to the service, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Memorials are preferred to the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer research.
Dibble Funeral Home & Cremation Service (213 W. Main St., Kasson, MN 55944) is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.dibblefuneralhome.com.