|Norma E. Anderson, 87, of Red Oak, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.|
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 17, at the Tabor Lutheran Church in Wallin, Iowa. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Red Oak.
Norma Eleanora Anderson was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Montgomery County, Iowa, northwest of Stanton, to Joel A. and Effie E. (Hultine) Lindell.
She was raised in the Stanton and Wallin areas, and attended school in Montgomery County and later completed office management classes at Clarinda.
On March 22, 1941, she married Harold W. Anderson at the Tabor Lutheran Church in Wallin. They lived on a farm north of Stanton until moving to Red Oak in 1987.
Mrs. Anderson worked for many people in Red Oak and at Connor’s She served as office manager for the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company in Stanton for 23 years.
She was a member of the Tabor Lutheran Church, serving in many offices and roles as Junior Mission Band Leader, Luther League counselor, Sunday school teacher, chairman of the church council, women’s groups, was the organist for 20 years, and sang in a ladies chorus. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson helped many intern pastors, serving as surrogate parents.
Mrs. Anderson’s hobbies included knitting, quilting many quilts for missions, cross stitch and playing cards. She enjoyed genealogy, and was involved with the Montgomery County Historical Center and the Stanton Historical Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson were both active in 4-H with their children, and the family was named “Farm Family of the Week” by WOWT television in the late 1950s.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by her husband, Harold; five children and their spouses, Eldon and Mary Anderson of Millis, Mass., Wayne and Peg Anderson of Lemoore, Calif., Norma and Becky Anderson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mary Jo and Chuck Harderson of Corning, Iowa, and Elaine and Pat Gregory of Blair; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mae Isaacson of Omaha; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Einar, Delano and Milton, and two sisters, Dora Ossian and Elvera Linn.
Memorials are suggested to the Tabor Lutheran Church, Stanton Historical Center, or Montgomery County Historical Center.
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in Red Oak is in charge of arrangements.