Alice Vanorny
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Alice Vanorny, age 89, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Center in Scotland, South Dakota.

Funeral services are 10:00 AM, on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Molly Carlson officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, January 1, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton. Visitation continues one hour prior to the funeral on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Alice Vanorny was born March 7, 1926 in Geddes, South Dakota, to Edward and Clara (Kortan) Malik. After moving to the Lesterville area, Alice attended Rockland Elementary and Lesterville High School. Later she worked at Musil's Grocery store in Lesterville. Alice married Edwin Vanorny on February 1, 1944. They lived on the family farm near Lesterville for 36 years. They then moved to Yankton where Alice worked at Sunshine Café for 9˝ years and then 4 years for Dr. Saoi.

She was a true farm wife that worked in the fields, milked the cows, and loved to bake and cook. Some of her specialties were sauerkraut and dumplings, kolaches, and chicken soup with homemade noodles.

She is survived by her three daughters and one son: Beverly (Tom) Schramm of Yankton, Gloria (Ron) Riherd of Rapid City, SD; Julie (Bill) Trantina of Eden Prairie, MN; and Verlyn (Joy) Vanorny of Lesterville, SD; 11 grandchildren: Paul Schramm of Sioux Falls, SD; Jennifer Schramm of Chaska, MN; Stewart (Lynnelle) of Harrisburg, SD; Greg (Abby) Schramm of Byron, MN; Jill (Brent) Deckert of Brandon, SD; Jody (Dennis) Riherd/Corcoran of La Crosse, WI; Scott and Blake Trantina of Eden Prairie, MN, Jeff (Sarah) Vanorny of Harrisburg, SD; Jeremy (Stacey) Vanorny and Amy Vanorny both of Sioux Falls; 13 great grandchildren: Caden, Jaksen, Kennedi, Braeden, Carson, Beckett, Stella, Elliott, Reece, Treydan, Camden, Chloe, and Brynn; sister, Grace (Don) Diede of Springfield, SD; brother, Hank of Colorado, sister-in-law, Evelyn Bierle of Lesterville, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Clara Malik; husband, Edwin; and in-laws: Laverne Malik, Hon and Vivian Bierle, Dean and Ruby Bierle, and Babe Bierle.


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To the Vanorny family,

Aunt Alice was such a kind and loving person. I have so many fond memories of her cooking away in the farmhouse kitchen as kids ran in and out of the house. One I in particular was of her making cream puffs, from scratch, of course, stoking the fire in the wood stove. They came out perfect and tasted soooo good. Love, love, loved her cooking. I know Dad is sad he can't make the trip to say goodbye but believes he will meet up with her and Uncle Edwin and Mom again in heaven. Thinking of you all as you say your goodbyes to her. Love and miss her too.

Deanna (Malik) Sokolowski

To the Vanorny Family

All of us here in Colorado send our thoughts and prayers out to the entire Vanorny Family. We all have so many fond memories of Aunt Alice and many fun family gatherings at the Vanorny farm.

Thinking of you all at this time!

Jean (Malik) Freismuth

It is always so hard to say that final, Good bye, but you will have so many good memories to share with each other. I will always remember your Mom as a very sweet, kind hearted lady. Her journey on earth is finished and now she lives with her Savior and her loved ones in Heaven. Blessings to you all.

Lois Anderson

I remember when we got married, your folks (Mom) gave us a beautiful glass tiered serving dish. It was not the usual farm wedding present and I have just loved it for almost 40 years. I think of her every time I use or see it. I will miss seeing your Mom at the home. We frequently visited a bit whenever I was there. I did appreciate her caring and quiet way.

Mary Lerssen

Thinking of you, and offering our condolences. Your family has many good memories to share together.

Jane and Max H.

Joy and Verlyn:

So sorry on your loss, thinking of you during this difficult time.

Barb Tolliver-Thaler

My sincere condolences to the family. Alice must have been a wonderful role model and pinnacle to all her children, grand children and great grand children.

Peace and blessings,

Nancy (Ireland) Wagoner

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