|Norma C. Anderson, 80, died Nov. 1, 2001, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair after a long battle with Parkinsonís disease.|
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the chapel at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home with pastor Kenneth Jensen officiating. A private family interment will be at Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina, Kan., with the Rev. Charles Aase officiating.
Norma C. Anderson was born Feb. 3, 1921, in St. Paul, Minn., to Herbert and Eva Winter.
After moving to Des Moines, Iowa, at a young age, she attended the Des Moines public schools and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1939. She attended Drake University and graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., with a bachelorís degree in music education.
She taught piano, organ and theory at Marion College, Marion, Va., from 1944-1945.
After marrying James M. Anderson, a Lutheran seminar student, in 1946, the couple served in parishes in Houston, Texas, Lansing, Ill., and Trinity Lutheran Church in McPherson, Kan., for more than 30 years.
They retired to Salina, Kan., in 1985. After her husbandís death in 1993, Mrs. Anderson moved to Johansen Manor in Blair to be closer to her daughterís family.
Mrs. Anderson was a dedicated pastorís wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed choir directing and accompanying, and was very active in the WELCA organization. Many children benefited from her private piano lessons. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Blair.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Bill Pemberton of Blair, a son, Philip J. Anderson of Hutchinson, Kan., two sisters, Jean Woodburn of Prescott, Ariz., and Sally Farmer of Sun City West, Ariz., a grandson; three nephews and a niece.
She was preceded in death by her husband and an infant son.
Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, the Chapel Fun, in Blair.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.