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Lakeville Woman Succumbs to Stage IV Cancer After 8-Year Battle

Andrea Wallerick, 53, lasted out her illness for years, in spite of the fact that she eschewed medical treatment on religious grounds.

Andrea Jean Wallerick, of Lakeville, died on Feb. 18, 2013 at the age of 53. According to her loved ones, she passed peacefully with "a sweet smile on her beautiful face."

Wallerick, a stay-at-home mom to twins, had a long bout with cancer in the years leading up to her death.

"Andrea bravely battled stage IV cancer for 8 years without medical treatment, relying on her faith in God and nutrition," Her family wrote.

Wallerick will be remembered for her interest in fashion, cooking, travel, and simple living, as well as her great faith in Christ.

She is preceded in death by her father, Eugene Hervig, and her mother Doris (Petersen) Hervig.

Wallerick is survived by her beloved husband, Tom; children, Nicole and Lauren; brothers Dana, Mark and spouse Carlen; Aunt Janie and Uncle Wes Plummer, and beloved cousins and many dear friends.

A visitation is scheduled for Thursday Feb. 21, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at White Funeral Home in Lakeville. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Faith Covenant Church in Burnsville, with one hour of visitation prior to service.

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