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Sharon Ann WALTER

Female 1934 - 2006  (71 years)


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  • Name Sharon Ann WALTER 
    Born 13 Sep 1934  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Jan 2006  Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lennox Cemetery, Lennox, Lincoln, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From "Find a Grave" Memorial #13350084:
      "Birth: Sep. 13, 1934
      Sioux Falls
      Minnehaha County
      South Dakota, USA
      Death: Jan. 30, 2006
      Sioux Falls
      Minnehaha County
      South Dakota, USA

      Sharon Ann Walter was born Sept. 13, 1934 at Sioux Falls, the daughter of Robert and Ella (Volsch) Walter. She grew up in the Sioux Falls and Wall Lake area graduating from Hartford High School in 1952. While in school she was proud to have had perfect attendance her entire 12 years. While in high school she also was selected to attend Girls State. She went on to graduate from Iowa State Teachers College in 1957.
      On May 26, 1955 she married Blaine Smit at the Little Brown Church in Nassua, Iowa. The couple farmed south of Lennox until moving into Lennox in 1982. Blaine died on Dec. 26, 1991. Sharon moved into Sioux Falls in 1998. She had been in a committed relationship with, her childhood friend, Douglas Gumke for the past four years.
      Sharon was an active member of Faith Presbyterian Church where she served as Elder and Treasurer for many years. She belonged to the Center for Active Generations in Sioux Falls where she served as a board member and computer instructor. She was a volunteer for S.H.I.I.N.E. In the past she also served on the boards of N.A.T.P. and Deer Run Condo Association. She had belonged to the Lennox American Legion Auxiliary as well as having been a leader for 4-H and Girl Scouts. Sharon traveled extensively with friends, her family and Douglas. She was fearless and a creative person.
      Besides her parents and husband, Sharon was preceded in death by two infant siblings, Gloria and Halden.
      Grateful for having shared her life are her very best friend, Douglas Gumke, Sioux Falls; children: Robert (Karla) Smit, Lennox, Shelly Smit, Lennox, Sharla (Tracy) West, Lennox and Susan Smit, Sioux Falls; eight grandchildren: Marissa Fiedler, Sheldon and Cassandra Swanson, Jennifer and Jessica Smit, Gordon, Jessie and Traesha West; two great-grandchildren: Justin Bentley and Sam Becker; sister-in-law, Thelma Nordman and niece, Patricia (James) Koerner, Lennox as well as other relatives and a host of friends.

      Burial:
      Lennox Cemetery
      Lennox
      Lincoln County
      South Dakota, USA"
    Person ID I1303  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2015 

    Father Robert William WALTER,   b. 20 Oct 1910, Benton Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1985, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Ella Jessie VOLSCH,   b. 24 Oct 1912, Wall Lake, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1987, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1930  Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Blaine Florian SMIT 
    Children 
    +1. Shelly SMIT
    +2. Sharla SMIT
    +3. Robert SMIT
     4. Susan Jean SMIT
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Douglas GUMKE 
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F13171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Sep 1934 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jan 2006 - Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lennox Cemetery, Lennox, Lincoln, South Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
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