World Series pendant, championship rings stolen from Twins great Frank Viola's family

The valuables were stolen while the Violas were at a funeral.
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The diamond pendant Frank Viola gave to his mother-in-law after the Minnesota Twins won the 1987 World Series has been stolen. 

Kathy Viola, Frank's wife, tweeted that the pendant was stolen three days after her mother, Adella Daltas, passed away. Daltas' obituary says she died April 4

Kathy Viola's first tweeted about the suspected theft on April 9.

She tweeted again on April 22, revealing that their daughter's 2012 London Olympics ring, college championship ring, and high school state championship and graduation rings were also stolen. 

According to the Star Tribune, a burglar stole the valuables from the Viola's daughter, Brittany, during the funeral. 

Brittany Viola was a two-time (2008, 2011) NCAA champion diver at the University of Miami and she competed in the 2012 London Olympics for Team USA. 

Frank Viola was the MVP of the 1987 World Series and then won the American League Cy Young award in 1988 when he went 24-7 with a 2.64 ERA with Minnesota. 

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