Anderson, Darlene, was born June 9, 1931, in St. Ansgar, Iowa. She graduated from Lyle (Minn.) High School in 1948. She attended Waldorf College for one year and transferred to the University of Iowa, graduating with her RN and BSN degrees in 1953. She met Robert Anderson at the Lutheran Student Center in Iowa City in 1951, and they were married at Zion Lutheran Church in 1951. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lavina (Beyer) and Herbert Hannam and two brothers, Duane and Eugene "Bud." She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Robert; along with her three sons, Stephen (Naomi) of Wichita, Kevin (Diana) of Port Jefferson, N.Y., and Brian of Wichita. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Joshua Anderson (Stephanie) of Keller, Texas, Lindsey Brittain (Christopher) of Wichita, Allison Clark (Andrew) of Kissimmee, Fla., Chelsea Humann (Jerarde "JJ") of Knoxville, Tenn., Dana Titlow (Matthew) of Marysville, Tenn., Ellyn Anderson and Ethan Anderson of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; along with four great-grandchildren; two brothers; four sisters-in-law; and several nephews and nieces. Darlene worked at various nursing positions including teaching nursing students and 25 years of school nursing. She, Bob and the three boys moved to Wichita from Arizona in 1967, and she received her Master's Degree in Education from WSU in 1972. Besides working full-time and raising her family, she did volunteer work for the Red Cross, Cancer Society, and Andover Health Care Center. She also taught Sunday school, Logos classes and Vacation Bible School. She served on the church council at Peace Lutheran Church in Andover for several years. She and Bob moved to their retirement "Ranchette" in 1985, after supervising the building of their new home. She enjoyed her cats and leaves behind "Gladie" and "Dillon." Her activities at WSU were very numerous and fulfilling; athletic events, fine arts, and auditing classes. She and Bob were very excited about the many scholarships they funded through the WSU Foundation. In memory of Darlene, two memorials have been established with the WSU Foundation, 1845 N. Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0002 and the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Wichita State University Hughes Metroplex, 5015 E. 29th St. N. (Entrance N or D), Wichita. Baker Funeral Home, Wichita.
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6100 E Central Ave Wichita, KS 67208
Published in The Wichita Eagle from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2014