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Sarah Wanner

Sarah E. Wanner, 93, Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, June 15, 2009, in her home.

Sarah E. Wanner was born on April 19, 1916, in Wilton, N.D., to Andrew and Elizabeth Walker Heinle. She grew up and attended Country School near Wilton. She then moved to the state of Washington where she worked as a housekeeper for several families. On May 25, 1939, she was united in marriage to Alvin Wanner in Washburn, N.D. They made their home and farmed near Mercer, N.D., for many years. In 1960, they moved to Lake Park, where they farmed for seven years. In 1967, they moved to a farm north of Detroit Lakes, where they farmed until 1992. Sarah moved to Park Manor in Detroit Lakes in 2006. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She also loved to watch professional wrestling. She was a very independent lady, who took pride in caring for her family and her home.

Sarah is survived by a daughter, Dar (Bill) Waldron, Park Rapids; four sons, Gene (Sharyn) Wanner, West Fargo, N.D., Andy (JoAnn) Wanner, Garland, Texas, Larry Wanner, Frazee, Alvin Wanner Jr., Moorhead; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Andrew (Barb) Heinle, Bismarck, N.D., and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin; three brothers, Edwin, Richard, and Ernest Heinle; two sisters, Louise Lieb, and Rachel Hartmann.

Funeral services are Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Jim Hinson officiating.

Visitation is Friday, June 19, from 5-8 p.m. in West-Kjos Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Internment is in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

Casketbearers are Mike Wanner, William Waldron, Brad Waldron, Paul Wanner, Scott Gravalin and Aaron Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers are Pam Mjoness, Andrea Lambert, Allison Wanner, Melissa Franek, Debbie Johnson and Michelle Franek.

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