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Debra Ann Nalvanko, 57

November 7, 2012

Debra Ann Nalvanko, 57, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at her home. Services are 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Friends may visit Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Teahen Funeral Home from 3 to 8 p.m., and Friday at the church after 9 a.m.

Debra is survived by her husband Scott; six children: Morgan (Laird) Dahm, of New Sharon, Jennifer (Jeremy) Sutton, of Austin, Texas, Nicholas (Lindsi) Nalvanko, of Des Moines, and Sarah (Jamie) Moses, Joe (Robin) Nalvanko and Natalie Nalvanko, all of Cedar Rapids; nine grandchildren: Amelia, Taylor, Gabriel, Tanner, Lola, Lily, Eli, Will and Gia; her parents Alvin and Jeanette Barten, of Marshalltown; 11 siblings Pam (John) Wells, Doug Barten, Mary (Dennis) Stalzer, Kathy (Bernie) Struzek, Bonnie (Jim) Condon, Tom (Kathy) Barten, Pat (Sarah) Barten, John (Sara) Barten, Paula (Mike) Schwartz, Maria (Chris) Hanson and David (Kristina) Barten; and many nieces and nephews.

Her nephew Leo Barten preceded her in death.

Debra was born May 29, 1955, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Alvin and Jeanette Schwieters Barten and united in marriage to W. Scott Nalvanko on Sept. 30, 1978, in Marshalltown. After 28 years with Alliant Energy she retired from there in 2004 as a dispatcher.

Debra's happiness came from being a wife, mother and grandmother. She loved cooking for and entertaining her family and friends. She loved being a homemaker, and decorating her home for each season and holiday. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren being their Nana.

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