Lula Dean Anderson Wissen Lula Dean Anderson Wissen was born at home on September 19, 1926, to Eva Louise Baker and Harry Anderson in Mineral Wells, TX. Lula was baptized in the Methodist Church in Pampa, TX, at age 14. She attended school in Pampa, Texas. Mineral Wells was an Army town and it was at the local roller skating rink that she met and fell in love with Robert Eugene Wissen. She was an excellent skater. One of Gene's buddies told him, "If you don't ask this girl out, I will"-and that was the beginning of the rest of the story. Since it was leap year, Lula asked Gene to marry her. Following marriage, they moved to Little Rock, AK, where she worked at a department store. Lula moved back to Mineral Wells when Gene went to Naples, Italy, for a tour of duty in the U. S. Army. She then went to work at Southwestern Bell as an Operator and later transferred as an Operator to Austin, where Gene was also employed by Southwestern Bell. After her children were born, she was employed at Scarborough's, Price Daniels state office/campaign headquarters, at the Texas Attorney General's Office. She retired November 25, 1986. Lula and Gene became charter members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Austin, in 1955. She participated avidly in all church functions. Lula enjoyed all social activities associated with Gene's position on the board for Austin Telco Federal Credit Union. She participated in many activities of the Optimist Club of Manchaca with Gene. She is survived by her loving husband, Gene; son Sherwin Wissen and wife Betty of Austin; daughter Pat Lock of Lockhart; five grandsons and ten great-grandchildren. Her son-in-law, Howard Lock, who passed away in 2009, was deeply missed by Lula. The family will receive friends 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Harrell Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 11, 2013 at Harrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Live Oak Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Seton Medical Center/Kyle and the staff of Christopher House for the loving, care which she received. Donations may be made to either Prince of Peace Lutheran Church or Christopher House.
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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2013