Ellen Mae Anderson
January 19, 1954-September 24, 2021
READLYN-Ellen Mae Anderson, 67, of Readlyn, Iowa, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021, at UnityPoint-Allen Memorial in Waterloo.
Ellen was born on January 19, 1954, the daughter Leo and Olinda (Moeller) Klemp. She was baptized in her parent's home shortly after her birth and was confirmed at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. She was a 1972 graduate of Wapsie Valley High School. Ellen was united in marriage to Stephen Hans Anderson on November 27, 1976, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Readlyn.
Ellen worked at Santa Claus Industries from 1972 until 1978. Once the children were born, she became stay at home farm wife. Ellen helped with various tasks on the farm and would later have various part time jobs.
Ellen loved to sew and over the years quilted many quilts. She enjoyed spending time outdoors with her dogs and working in the garden. She devoted many years to the World Relief-School Kits and the Shoe Box Christmas gifts. Spending time with her family was important to Ellen, especially her time with little Leo.
Ellen is survived by her husband, Steve; a daughter, Audrey (Sang) Han; a son, Brian (Melissa) Anderson; a grandson, Leo Robert Anderson; and a sister, Doris Hartness. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Jean Rabary and Dr. Julie Anderson-Schuett officiating. Burial will be held in the St. Matthew's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn and for one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be directed to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church or to UnityPoint Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Readlyn is assisting the family with arrangements. 319-279-3551