Sigrun Svavarsdottir Fanndal

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November 15, 2022 ~ December 2, 2022

Sigrun Fanndal, 55, Sioux Falls, died Friday, December 2, 2022, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD, due to a heart attack.

A Celebration of Life with the family will be 5:30 -7:30pm, Friday, December 9, 2022, at Heartland Funeral Home.

Sigrun Svavarsdottir Fanndal was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, on November 15, 1967, to Svavar Sigursson and Sigurborg Kolbeinsdottir. She was the second oldest child of four.

Sigrun loved everyone and welcomed everyone with open arms; she would be the first person to give the shirt off her back or help in any way possible to anyone in need. All her life she was some type of caregiver, whether it was being a stay-at-home mom for her daughters, being a personal caregiver, taking care of the elderly, an being a certified nursing assistant throughout her life; being the caregiver she was to everyone, it became just part of her personality and lifestyle, she thrived and lived her life for caring for others. On December 8th, 2011, Sigrun’s pride and joy made her way into the world, her “Granny Gold”, Arieahna M. Arnadottir, as she called her, Arieahna was definitely her light and joy in her life; she loved that girl more than life itself. Sigrun was a very stubborn (and by stubborn, we mean STUBBORN), intellectual, goofy, Viking woman.

When Sigrun wasn’t working or spending time with her family and granny gold, she could be seen knitting, watching TV, shopping, cooking, baking, watching TikTok videos, and keeping up with family and friends via Facebook.

Sigrun will be forever missed leaving behind her two daughters, Birgitta S. Arnadottir and Sigurborg Skaftadottir; and her “Granny Gold” as she called her granddaughter, Arieahna M. Arnadottir; and her “adopted” granddaughter, Sabrina Cookinham; along with many other family and friends.

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  • Amy says:

    No truer words were spoken that she was a care giver and would give the shirt off her back. She was a dear friend and I will miss her very much!! Rest in peace, my friend! I love you and I’ll see you on the other side 💔😚😘😥

  • Barb Himmel-Roberts says:

    “Öll er æfin dauði”
    The ultimate chapter of your life begins now. Go peacefully, Siggy”

    To her loved ones always remember “If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”

    Many overnight hours we spent chatting. Always a proud Icelander, most perplexing to Sig was the American casserole!
    Truly a very giving and gentle person to each and every person she cared for. Not only will she be missed personally but all of the support, concern, and understanding will be equally missed.”

  • Jeanie S says:

    Birgitta & Sigurborg
    So sad to hear this, your mom was there for me after Angel , and then we kinda lost touch.
    My memories is when her and Angel would be hanging out & let me hang out with them they would be dancing and laughing while cleaning and just having a blast.
    One of the most caring , compassionate, fun loving person I’ve ever met!
    I for sure can say our community lost a wonderful caretaker.

    Sending my prayers to your families for
    strength from above.
    Rest in Peace Sigrun!!!
    I hope you and Angel will be watching over all of us!
    Their is nothing you 2 can’t do!!!

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