Ida Anderson obituary

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Friday, August 10, 1945
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Miss Ida Anderson, who peacefully passed away on Aug. 5, 1945 at the home of her sister, Mrs B J Robertson, Minneapolis, Minn., was born in Wahoo, Nebr., April 14, 1880, having attained the age of 65 years, 3 months and 21 days. When she was only a few months old, she, with her parents, Mr and Mrs A. H. Anderson moved to Lyle, Minn., where she grew to womanhood. She was confirmed in the Mona Lutheran church and remained a member of this church for a number of years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Lodge. Her early education was received in the Lyle Public School. Late she specialized in piano studying at Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., and at the Northwestern Conservatory of Music in Minneapolis. In the fall of 1911 she went to Los Angeles, Cal., and lived there about 17 years, after which time she returned to the Twin Cities where she lived until her death.

She served as pianist in the Primary Department of the Sunday School at Central Park Methodist Church, St. Paul for two years and was very faithful and happy in this work.

She is survived by two sisters and three brothers: Mrs W R Hunter and Mrs B J Robertson, H O Anderson of Minneapolis, G R Anderson of Los Angeles, Calif., and R A Anderson of Lyle, Minnesota.

Her cheerful and uncomplaining disposition endeared her to all who were privileged to know her, and her departure will be mourned by relatives and friends alike.

Among those who came to attend the funeral were: Mr and Mrs Turnquist of Los Angeles, Calif; Hannah Franson of Waho, Neb, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Peterson, Mr and Mrs B J Robertson, Mr and Mrs Oliver Anderson of Minneapolis; Mrs Narum, S Blakestad, Laura Buringrud, Mr and Mrs Hermanson of Northwood; Mr and Mrs Leverne Folk, Mrs Nellie Tollefson and Mrs Luther Tollefson of St. Ansgar.

Memorial services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Washington-McReavy mortuary. The remains were accompanied to Lyle by Mr and Mrs B J Robertson.

The funeral was held at the Lyle Lutheran church, Wednesday afternoon and was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Hostager, who emphasized the point that we sorrow, not for those who have passed on but for the loved ones left.

Interment was in Pleasant Hill cemetery.


We wish to express our sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends for the help and sympathy expressed in many ways, connected with the illness, death and burial of our loved one. Your kindness made the bereavement easier to bear.
Thank you one and all.
Mr and Mrs B J Robertson.
Mr and Mrs G R Anderson
Mr and Mrs H O Anderson
Mr and Mrs W R Hunter
Mr and Mrs R A Anderson