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Vivian Dell "Viv" Walz Anderson
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1911
Clay County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1981
Day County
South Dakota, USA

Vivian Dell Walz Anderson will be fondly remembered by thousands of South Dakotans. She was a popular first lady when her husband, Sigurd ("Sig") Anderson was governor (1951 to 1955) and in many ways was a second side to Sig. She left her own career as a school teacher to assist Sig in his law practice in the late 1930s and as his career expanded to attorney general, governor, member of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., and later as a South Dakota judge. Vivian knew as many South Dakotans on a first-name basis as Sig; she also was able to recall the interests and activities of people she met. She was a gracious hostess. She related to South Dakotans at church picnics, county fairs and along Main Street. She cared for people. In the years before she passed, she fought a valiant battle. Her role contributed much to the fabric of South Dakota life. She will be remembered from her good deeds and friendly ways as a gracious first lady of South Dakota. Wife, mother, sister, daughter, she was deeply loved by family and friends. Sioux Falls SD Argus Leader, July 30, 1981, page 2D. 
Family links: 
  Henry Aloysius Walz (1884 - 1932)
  Lulu May Chaussee Walz (1887 - 1957)
  Sigurd Anderson (1904 - 1990)
  Vivian Dell Walz Anderson (1911 - 1981)
  Dorothy Dell Walz Prahl (1913 - 1993)*
  Glen Adele Walz Farmer (1914 - 2006)*
  Robert Chaussee Walz (1920 - 2005)*
  Richard Dudley Walz (1924 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Webster Cemetery
Day County
South Dakota, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 45.30938, -97.51783
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Record added: Jul 25, 2008
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Vivian Dell Viv <i>Walz</i> Anderson
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Vivian Dell Viv <i>Walz</i> Anderson
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Vivian Dell Viv <i>Walz</i> Anderson
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