Fannie J. Gerrels Walz 1986 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
Funeral service for Fannie J. Walz, 77, were held at 2 PM Wednesday at the first Christian Church with the Rev. Eugene Spillman officiating.
Burial for Walz, who died Monday at an Alva nursing home, will be in the Cherokee Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home.
Walz was born June 27, 1909, in Ingersoll to Wessel and Maria Beck Gerrels.
She and John Walz were married March 4, 1929, in Ingersoll and lived 52 years on her family farm. They moved to Cherokee in September 1982 and he died in January 1983.
Walz was a 40–year member of the First Christian Church in Cherokee. She was active with the Senior Citizens group and the Merry Makers Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dale (Della) Dunningan of Alva; two sons, Lyle of Cherokee and Charles of Alva; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, six sisters and four brothers.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Cherokee, or to the Cherokee Senior Citizens Center.
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