ROSELLA ANDERSON, 95 ROCKFORD - Rosella Anderson, 95, of Rockford, died Friday, March 21, 2014, in the home of her daughter, Kay, where she resided for the past 21/2 years. Born Oct. 15, 1918, in Drew, S.D., she was the daughter of Henry and Gertrude (Martin) Kolb. Graduate of Lodi Union High School, Lodi, CA., Class of 1937. She married Clayton H. Anderson March 14, 1944, in Lodi, CA. He predeceased her Aug. 4, 1985. Rosella worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles in California, Servicesoft and Specialty Screw in Rockford. She was a member of First Lutheran Church where she participated in the Deborah Circle and Dorcas Stitchers. She is survived by her children, Sandra Sims of Machesney Park, Kay Anderson of Rockford, C.J. (Terry) Hunt of Roscoe, and James (Patricia) Anderson of Wilmette, IL; grandchildren, Jackie Welch, Perry and Ross Anderson; great-grandchildren, Naicia, Brooke, and Brianna Welch; niece, Nina (Ron) Johnson; and nephews, Doug (Nyla Romandy) Martell and Tom (Liz) Eisenbeis. Predeceased by sisters, Elsie, Alvina, Anne, and infant, Gertrude; and son-in-law, Curtis Sims. Special thank you to Rosella's caregiver, Marianne Bosczkowska, and VNA Hospice for their loving care. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in First Lutheran Church, 225 S. Third St., with Pastor Jane McChesney officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd. To share a memory or condolence, please visit olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2014