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Carol L. Waller, 74, of Buffalo Lake

Carol Waller, 74, of Buffalo Lake, formerly of Stewart, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Hutchinson Health Hospital in Hutchinson.
Memorial services were held Saturday, April 25, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart with the Rev. Mahlon Bekedam officiating. Adline Kottke was the organist. A duet of Carol Ann Maiers and Molly Markgraf sang “My Mother Called My Name in Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “On Eagle’s Wings” and “Borning Cry.”
Lori Sullivan was the urn bearer. Honorary bearers were Alexander, Cole, Lauren, Caitlin, Luke, Jacob, Megan, Andrew, Brent, Grace, Abbe, Ethan, Trent and Nikki.
Interment was in Boon Lake Evergreen Cemetery in Buffalo Lake.
Carol La Von Waller was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Hutchinson. She was the daughter of DeForest and Edna (Backman) Richards. She was baptized as an infant on April 6, 1941, at Church Hill Methodist Church in Buffalo Lake, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth at Zion United Methodist Church, also in Buffalo Lake. She received her education in Buffalo Lake and was a graduate of the Buffalo Lake High School class of 1958.
On July 5, 1958, she was united in marriage to Roger Waller at Evangelical United Brethren Church in Buffalo Lake. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Warren, Twyla and Lori. They resided in Stewart, and shared 17 years of marriage before Mr. Waller’s death on Jan. 24, 1975.
Mrs. Waller was employed at the 3M Company in Hutchinson for 23 years. After 3M, she worked for Form-A-Feed, Inc., in Stewart. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart, where she was involved in the ladies’ Bible study. She also was a member of the Stewart Lions Club. She volunteered at the senior dining program in Stewart, the McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence, for the Challenged Children Organization and West Elementary School in Hutchinson. She also babysat for the Early Childhood Development Program.
She enjoyed baking, cooking and doing things with her only granddaughter, Andrea. She enjoyed being outside, tending to her flower gardens and traveling. She especially cherished spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Twyla Waller and Lori (Tim) Sullivan, both of Stewart; granddaughter Andrea (Erik) Waller-Plath of Brownton; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Cole Plath; sister, Margaret Porter; sisters-in-law, June Richards, Hazel Richards and Janice Waller; brothers-in-law, Gary (Ardis) Waller and Edward Karl; nieces; nephews; many other relatives; and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, DeForest and Edna Richards; husband, Roger Waller; son, Warren Waller; sisters, Veva Woller and Cleo Karl; brothers, Gail Richards, Derold Richards, Lowell Richards and Byron Richards in infancy; sisters-in-law, Erma Richards and Hazel Schramm; mother-in-law, Alma Waller; and father-in-law, Herman Waller.
Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.