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Kimberly A. Walls -- Byron

January 4, 2019

Kimberly A. Walls, 53, of Byron, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at her residence.

Kimberly Ann Kotz was born Feb. 4, 1965, in Northfield, to Harold and Marilyn (Bartel) Kotz. She graduated from Northfield High School in 1983. After graduation, she attended Mankato State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English. She then proceeded to attend RCTC, where she obtained her nursing degree. She started working at Saint Marys Hospital in 1989 and was currently employed at the Charlton Building.

She married J.T. Walls on Feb. 14, 1998. She was a member of Zumbro Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking, spending time with her family, and celebrating her faith. She was dedicated to being in her children’s lives by participating with volunteering, PTO, and sports.

Kimberly is survived by her husband, J.T. Walls of Byron; seven children, Naomi (Dave) Hampton of Crawfordsville, Ind., Kenneth (Jennifer) Walls of Stillwater, Cassandra (Joshua) Chavis of Northfield, Marie Walls of Portland, Ore., Alexander Ondler of Saint Paul, Margaret Walls and Mary Evelyn Walls of Byron; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 Third Ave. SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Private burial will take place in Northfield, at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to Camp Companion or Paws Claws.

To leave a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901. (507) 289-3600.

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