Myrta L. Anderson

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Memorial services for Myrta L. Anderson, 85, were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Rev. David Sewing officiated the service and graveside rites held at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon." Those serving as pallbearers were Myrta's grandchildren. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
Myrta Lois Anderson was born March 5, 1924, the daughter of Nels and Anna Albertsen Nelsen. She died at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Saturday, July 11, 2009 at the age of eighty-five.
Myrta was born in Audubon, Iowa and received her education in a rural school near her home. After completing her education, she worked as a homemaker in various homes in the Audubon area, the Northside Café and the Thrifty Grocery Store.
She was united in marriage to Lester Anderson, Feb. 17. 1946, not long after he returned from U.S. Army deployment in Europe during WWII. The couple were married at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Audubon by Rev. M. P. Bollesen and was blessed with the birth of three children. The couple made their home on her parents' farm for one year before settling in their own home. Lester continued farming his family's farm until moving to Denison in 1966. They co-purchased the L & L Motel with Lester's uncle and aunt, H.L. and Elizabeth Anderson. She also helped various families in their homes and worked at the 20th St. School in Denison. The couple retired in 1987.
In her leisure time, Myrta enjoyed activities associated with her church and membership with the Ladies Aid. Additionally she enjoyed working with ceramics, was a member of the Cheerful Group Club and socialized with her friends at the Senior Center. She enjoyed traveling and visited in Weslaco, Texas for a few winters, and especially enjoyed their trip to Denmark after they retired.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lester in 2008; one son-in-law, Dale Gorsh; one sister, Norma; a brother Raymond and her sister-in-law, Mary Jane. Survivors include: two sons, Wayne and his wife, Shirley and Bruce and his wife, Malinda; one daughter, Marilyn and her husband, Larry; five grandchildren, Jason (Davina), Jeremy, Jill, Val (Amber), and Melissa; two great-grandchildren: Quinton and Caedmon; one brother, Nels (Bud); one sister-in-law, Beverly; special friends, Linda Werkmeister and her daughters Kim (Wesley) Drost and Kay (Neil) Pickhinke, and Kim's children: Korey, Megan, Kathryn, Mason and Weston Drost; nieces, nephews and friends.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from July 16, 2009 to July 16, 2010