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Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Wyffels

Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Wyffels

April 15, 1962 - April 25, 2013

WILLMAR - Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Wyffels, 51, of Willmar, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at her home. Her funeral will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, April 30th at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be at the Grove Lake Cemetery, rural Sedan. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Monday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Liz was born on April 15, 1962, the daughter of Richard and Nancy (Whittemore) Earl in Edina, Minnesota. She grew up in Edina and attended Edina Public Schools, graduating from Luther High in 1980. She continued her education at various colleges before working at Donaldson’s in Edina, MN.

She was baptized and confirmed at the Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina and eventually became a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar, MN after moving to Willmar in 1987.

On April 4, 1987, she was united in marriage to Gary Wyffels at Colonial Church of Edina. Following their marriage, she moved to Willmar where Gary was working as a deputy sheriff, living ever since. Liz worked at Thrifty White Drug (Skylark Mall, Willmar) for twenty-six years as a pharmacy technician. She also provided housecleaning services for many clients in the Willmar area for many years.

Her family remembers her love of cardinals, playing games with family and friends or on her iPad, or watching television favorites. She cherished times spent camping near Glenwood with family members as well as other family travels.

Liz maintained a strong religious background and shared that with her family. She enjoyed the simple things in life.

She had many friends and established many close relationships through her giving nature and friendly attitude. She was often referred to as "mom" by Ashley and Alyssa’s friends.

Liz is survived by immediate family members which includes her husband, Gary; daughters, Ashley and Alyssa; her brother, Richard (and Teresa) Earl of San Antonio, TX.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Steven Earl (1988), her mother Nancy Earl (2008) and father Richard Earl (2011).