LILLIAN I. ANDERSON
LEHIGH – Lillian I. Anderson, 92, died Friday, October 18, 2013, at the Stratford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge with Pastor Matthew Martens officiating. The family will greet friends at the Golden Memories Club on Main Street in Lehigh from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, November 1.
Lillian was born May 15, 1921, to Irwin Daniels and Tina Elliott Daniels on a farm east of Lehigh. She grew up and attended schools in the Lehigh and Homer areas. At the age of 15, she moved to Fort Dodge to work for a family with a young son and she also cared for an elderly woman. During the winter of 1937, she met her future husband, Oliver A. Anderson. Lillian and Oliver were married on July 30, 1939 at the parsonage of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Callender. As newlyweds, they lived in the Johnston Clayworks area south of Fort Dodge. They later moved to a farm near there and farmed until 1961 when they moved to Moorland where Lillian worked as a cook at the elementary school. The couple moved to Lehigh in 1977, and operated Anderson Grocery from 1974 to 1982, when they retired. She belonged to the Golden Memories Club and for several years helped cook and serve the noon meals on Mondays. Oliver died on May 20, 2000. Lillian moved to an assisted living apartment in Webster City in 2006 and had resided at the Stratford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center since November 2008.
She loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed cooking for them. Her interests included sewing, gardening and raising flowers.
Lillian’s family includes Larry and Jackie Anderson, Fort Dodge; Bev and Jack O’Hearn, Lehigh; Betty and Mark Andersen, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Louise Anderson and Godfrey Peterson, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Karen and Lyle Roberts, Callender and Kristi Anderson-Richardson and Phil Richardson, Lehigh; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and a sister, Pauline Harrison of Webster City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver; parents Irwin and Tina Daniels; brothers Melvin and Alfred Daniels; and sisters Bernice Powell and Loveda Wohlers.
Lillian will always remain in the hearts and memories of her family and friends.