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Matthew Waalkes

Matthew Allan Waalkes, 32, of Sioux Falls, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at his home. Born March 9, 1973, in Sibley, Iowa, he was the son of John Waalkes and Linda Crockett Johnson. He lived his youth in Sibley, where he attended grade school. He mo...

Matthew Allan Waalkes, 32, of Sioux Falls, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at his home.

Born March 9, 1973, in Sibley, Iowa, he was the son of John Waalkes and Linda Crockett Johnson.

He lived his youth in Sibley, where he attended grade school. He moved to Moreno Valley, Calif., with his mother, and then moved to Aurora, Colo., with his father, where he attended high school. He lived in Kiowa, Colo., then moved to Sioux Falls, where he was presently living with his mother and stepfather. He was employed at Command Center, Sioux Falls.

Surviving are his father, John (Yvonne) Waalkes, Springfield, Colo.; his mother, Linda (Bill) Johnson, Sioux Falls; five brothers, John (Tracy) Waalkes, Seattle, Wash., Bobby (Becky) Waalkes, Clearview, Fla., Clifton Johnson, Sioux Falls, Shain Mc Murrin, Eugene, Ore., and Shannin Albers, Denver, Colo.; and grandmothers, Gertrude Waalkes, Sibley, and Audrey Crockett, Sibley. The service was Tuesday at Christian Reformed Church, Sibley, with the Rev. David Van Buren officiating. Andringa Funeral Home,Sibley, was in charge of arrangements.

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