Lou Ann Lundeberg, 1967

LOU ANN LUNDEBERG of Kennewick, Wash., died Jan. 1, 2012, at age 67. Lou Ann Lundeberg, age 67, passed away on Jan. 1, 2012, in Kennewick, Wash. with her husband present. She was born on Sept. 28, 1944, in Madison, the daughter of Wilber Enoch and Anna Olina (Hauge) Lundeberg. Lou Ann graduated from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1967 with a bachelor of arts degree in instrumental music education with a major in piano. She also had graduate credits in music from the University of Wisconsin, the University of Miami, and Northwestern University. Lou Ann taught instrumental music after college in the public school system in Minn., Wis., and Melbourne, Australia. She married Robert J. Vallem of Madison on Oct. 1, 1983, in Camp Hill, Pa. Lou Ann moved around the country, following her husband’s work. She started teaching private music lessons in the mid 70s and continued through the mid 90s. Lou Ann loved music throughout her life, from performing with her sister at the age of five, to later, as a gifted and hardworking teacher, passing on her enthusiasm and knowledge to her many music students. She is survived by her husband, Robert; a sister, Donna (Lundeberg) Seldal of Montello; four nieces, Connie (Russell) Notstad of Cottage Grove, Bonnie (Robert) Vine of Pardeeville, Cheryl Seldal (Mark Paape) of Montello, and Lori (Robert) Boomsma of Columbus; a nephew, Roland (Kimberly) Seldal of Savannah, Ga.; an aunt, Tilla (Hauge) Schmudlach of Stoughton; and an uncle, George Hauge of Deerfield. Lou Ann was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Oliver “Ollie” Seldal; uncle, Paul Schmudlach; and aunt, Marian Hauge.