In Memory of

Marilyn R. Anderson

September 30, 1931 - June 15, 2012
Marilyn Ruth Anderson of Cherokee, Iowa went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 15, 2012. Marilyn was born in Centerville, South Dakota on September 30, 1931. Marilyn married Richard Anderson on November 11, 1951. They were blessed with 60 wonderful years together. They raised their family in Cherokee, Iowa. Marilyn worked at Cherokee State Bank and they were members at Oakdale Evangelical Free Church. In 1978 they moved to Kingsburg, California where they farmed fruit and grapes for twenty years and were active members in the Kingsburg Evangelical Free Church. These years were special as they were surrounded by their children and grandchildren. Marilyn will be remembered for her wonderful gift of hospitality and entertaining both family and friends. Upon retirement, they returned to Cherokee, Iowa spending their winters in Lake Havasu, AZ. This past year during her recent illness, she drew her strength and deepened her relationship with Jesus Christ. Marilyn is survived by her husband Richard Anderson of Cherokee, IA; son, Dan (Marlys) of Cherokee, IA; son Scott (Carol) Anderson of Kingsburg, CA; grandchildren: Dan Anderson Jr. of Aurelia, IA; Chantelle (Jared) Friedman of Brandon, SD; Carlene Anderson of Los Gatos, CA and Tyler Anderson of Walnut Creek, CA; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Maddy, Lauren, and Jacob Friedman; two brothers, Stanley (Verla) Knudson of Centerville, SD and Delmar (Arlene) Knudson of Centerville, SD; one sister, Ferne (Delmer) Olson of Beresford, SD; many nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sigvold and Ruth Knudson; brother, Ralph and infant sister, Loraine; and granddaughter Brigitte Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church in Meriden.
Pastor Larry Ostercamp
Dan Anderson II Tyler Anderson Jared Friedman Chantelle Friedman Carlene Anderson David Olson
Visitation will begin at noon on Monday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Monday evening at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service Monday at the funeral home.
"No More Night" "Through It All" "Amazing Grace My Chains Are Gone" "Blessed Assurance" Pianist-Rick Trontvet Soloist- Dave Brown
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Friday, June 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Our hearts are with all of you in the loss of your precious Marilyn!! How Woody and I would have loved to be at the celebration of her life!! She was such a special lady and even more special to me because of her dear friendship with my mother! Our prayers will continue to be for all who are left behind--our love is sent to you Dick!! i know so many love you esp my dad!!!”
- Tracie & Woody
Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My prayers are with all the family of Marilyn. I have so many memories of all the good times with my neighbors. May peace be with you. ”
- Janet Gerdes
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Dick and family, I am very sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. God bless you in this difficult time. ”
- Dan Gerdes
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Anderson family- I want you to know how truly sorry I am for your loss. Marilyn was such a beautiful woman of faith who lived her life with so much compassion for others, especially her family whom she loved so dearly. I feel so fortunate to have gotten to know her through her granddaughter, Carlene, who, like her grandma, is a faithful witness to God... I know that Carlene thought the world of her! I feel so fortunate to have known Marilyn and will forever cherish the moments that I was graced by her presence. We take comfort in knowing that she is now in paradise with God. Love, Amber Buyck”
- Amber L Buyck
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Dan, Marlys, and family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Dana (File) Kies
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My condolences to the entire Anderson family on Marilyn's passing. In viewing the video it's clear what a full and happy life Marilyn lived and what a beautiful family she was a part of. She was blessed with a loving husband, children and grandchildren. I know you will all miss her terribly but you will also have many fond memories to reflect on. I hope you find comfort in knowing that her spirit lives on.”
- Elaine Minderler (Carlene's friend)
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Just watched the video of Marilyn's life. Theme: love of family...that seems to have embodied her life. What a lovely woman...what a blessing to the Anderson Family. God will heal your pain, just as he blessed you with her life.”
- Becky HOfer
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. I got to know Marilyn well when taking xrays of her. We had the nicest visit just a couple of weeks ago. I am saddened by your loss as she was one neat and special lady. May the Lord bless and keep all of you. ”
- Maralyn Christensen
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Richard & Family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I was so glad to talk to her and you earlier in the year to relate back to good memories and fund times I had working with her at CSB. We had a verbable bet who was going to be the first to leave the bank. I think it was pretty close. I loved her as a friend and a big sister. She always had time to chat and listen in on a serious converation! I will never forget her!!”
- E.Mae Ames
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your family's loss. I'm glad that she isn't suffering any longer. Much love to your entire family.”
- Tracy Brown
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Anderson Family, My sincere condolences to the entire family. I would like to share the memories that came to me on Sunday during church worship. Every song we sang on that day brought thoughts of the caring, loving, hospitable and most of all the christian woman that Mariyln was to myself and my husband Dave. I sat in the pew smiling remembering the evening of a Wells Fargo event at the Kingsburg Gun Club when we were all leaving and then found out my car had run out of gas. Mariyln and Dick stopped to assist us. My husband was livid because I had run the car so low with gas......and Mariyln the humorous person she was, was laughing the whole time and Dave increasingly getting on with his rant. Mariyln graciously invited us to their house and Dick assisted Dave with getting gas and getting our car from the Gun Club.... you just had to be there. Mariyln was always picking up strays and that didn't just stop at dogs and cats....she came to work one morning and told us of the Swede she picked up at Ave 384 and took him home and housed him for a day or so! I will so treasure the many receipes she left with me. I will miss the stories of her. She was a great inspiration in my life. What a GRAND Woman! and now she gets to live with our Father in heaven....Alleluia!!! ”
- Pauline Sedra
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“What a wonderful women Marilyn was and a gift from the Lord for all those lucky enough to have known her. We grieve with you for your loss but praise the Lord she is with Him now. ”
- John & Lori Saubert
Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“My dear friends, Dan, Marlys and family....I am saddened to learn of your loss. I know you stand firm in your faith, and I have you all on my heart at this time. ”
- Tricia Vredenburg
Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We both have many wonderful memories of Marilyn. Charley had the privilege of working with her on many Swedish Festivals in Kingsburg. She was always optimistic and full of enthusiasm. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dick and the extended family. She was a lovely and caring person who will be SO missed by so MANY.....Love and Prayers.....Charley and Dorothy”
- Charley E. Harper
Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We want to extend our sympathy to Dick and family. Marilyn was a classy person and a joy to be around.”
- Dale Bartel
Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“To the family of Marilyn. We send our thoughts and prayers to you as you celebrate Marilyn's life and remember all of the good times and loving memories. She will be missed by many.”
- Krin LGast (Knudson)
Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We loved Marilyn and are deeply saddened at the family's loss. May God give you peace and comfort at this time. ”
- Dorothy Ann Crass
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