VIVIAN M. ANDERSON
Vivian M. Anderson,
age 76 of Faribault, died Sunday, May 31, 2009 at St. Lucas Care Center,
Funeral services will be at Christ Lutheran Church, Faribault on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Craig Breimhorst officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Cemetery in Coleraine.
Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Thursday.
Vivian Marlene, the daughter of Fredrick and Virginia (Daque) Keller was born October 22, 1932 in Redfield, S.D. On July 30, 1949, she married Vernon Anderson, and he preceded her in death on April 22, 1970. She lived in Babbitt from 1955 – 1980 and was employed by the Babbitt Schools as a custodian. Vivian moved to Faribault in 1980 where she was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1460 Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary and Christ Lutheran Quilters.
She is survived by five children, Juanita (and John) Baldwin of Faribault, Wendy (and Mark) Hunter of Lusby, MD, Susan (and Gary) Specht of Cross Lake, Glenn (and Debbie) Anderson of Babbitt, and Michelle (and Charles) Carlson of Lewisbury, PA; 18 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; two siblings, Fred (and Kathy) Keller of Park Rapids and Geraldine (and Laverne) Neubauer of Owatonna; two sisters-in-law, Caroline (and Lewis) Straka of Mankato and Julie (and Robert) Sumner of Bovey; and nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Gloria Jean Keller; a son, baby boy Anderson; three great grandchildren, Joshua Zak, Hanah Embry and Natalie Anderson; a sister-in-law, Gayle (and John) Underwood of St. Peter and her significant other, Roman Schwab.
The family requests that memorials be given to Faribault Area Hospice, St. Lucas Bus Fund or donor’s choice.
To the Vivien's Children and Grandchildren; my prayers and sympathy are with you. Vivien will be missed by all of us who have enjoyed worshipping with her and the lively smiles she so freely shared. God Bless.
To the Children and Grandchildren of Vivian, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May peace, comfort and joy bring you the cherished memories during this difficult time.
We are sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking of you at this time. Take Care and God Bless! HugZ!
My sympathy to Vivian's family. I have such special memories of Vivian, from our time at Christ Lutheran. She was a special lady with a great sense of humor. My fun times were spent with her and the other women in the "Stitch-n-B's" of Christ Lutheran. What a wonderful group of women, each always willing and able to share their talents with all the new quilters and Vivian was a shining example of that. I remember her always making baby quilts for the great grandbabies... She always wanted to have a extra one on hand, so she would be ready when she heard there was another one on the way!!!She was a special lady.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary Lou & Steve Stolp Bella Vista, Arkansas
So sorry to hear of the loss of Vivian. We are cousins. I wish we could have been closer and been able to visit and be closer. My love and prayers go to her family. Elinor
My prayers are with you all on the death of Viv. My greatest memory of her is seeing her on her lawn chair sunning herself with snowbanks still surrounding the chair - Only in babbitt and only Viv. Love to all of you - Kristie Invie (melz)
I just want you all to no that we are thinking of you. Your Aunt Frances Jensen sends her love also. I have great memories of Viv and Bobby My kids loved them both to. Viv got me to feeding the Oriole's the grape jelly and did it ever work, I sure do miss doing that. I have not tried it here in SD. We spent a memorable forth of July on a picnic. We visited often when we lived in Chaska. My love to all of you.
I remember when we were young kids growing up in the neighborhood, Vivian, or as we called her, Mrs. Anderson, was our mom's best friend. We knew when we were over at her house, that we had better behave ourselves. She ran a tight ship so to speak, but we always knew that she cared alot about us and she was the one person my mom could 'run away' to and 'vent' when parenting and being a spouse got tough. I will always have a very special place in my heart for Viv....and I know God has a special place in Heaven for her. My condolences to all of you, Glenn, Nika, Wendy, Susie and Shelly.
"Grandma 2" as i have always known her, has always been in my life. She has never missed a birthday with me either in person or by card. I will always remember the good times i had with her, like the time that me and me brother got to spend the night and we stayed up till wee hrs of the morning watching HBO (then it was a big deal...lol) and she made us popcorn and let us watch movies that normily we wouldn't be able to see! I have so many grand memories that as her grandson would take more then the space allowed here. I miss her and would love to be there with everyone that knew and loved her, but i will be there in spirit! I love you "Grandma 2"
Our deepest sympathy to you all. Memories are many. We did alot of laughing and crying with Viv. The Anderson are our Babbitt family. They made us feel that way when we moved to Babbitt. Your Mom made the best homemade french bread and hot banna peppers. Don still talks about going to play cards and having lunch after. The only thing was he forgot to take the seeds out of the peppers and complained the whold next day. We drank a lot of coffee. And listen to each other. When the first rays of sun were warm enough to lay out here you would find Viv laying between the snowbanks on the side of the house. Spring was sure to come soon. It was hard to hear of her being in such pain. But her spring has now come and she is no longer in pain she is in a much better place. But parting is hard. Our prayers are with you. Love Darla