SPARTA - Anita T. Hallenbeck (Thorjusen), of Sparta, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at St. Clare's Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. She was 89.
Anita was born in Jersey City to Torvald and Anna (Rosstad) Thorjusen and resided there until moving to Sparta in 1960. She worked as a secretary and retired from American Home Products in New York, N.Y., in 1983. Anita was a member of the Sparta Women's Club for more than 25 years and the Sparta Seniors, where she enjoyed playing bridge.
Predeceasing her is her beloved husband, Vernon, in 1978. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Ann Hallenbeck, of Sparta; a nephew, Phil Thorjusen, of Arkansas; and a niece, Carol Mossberg, of Utah.
Private arrangements are being handled by Goble Funeral Home, Sparta.
To send condolences, see www.goblefuneral.com