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Edna Anderson

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Edna C. Anderson,age 89 of New Hampton, Iowa died Tuesday August 20, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton surrounded by her children and other relatives. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Jerico Lutheran Church, Jerico, with Pastor Glenn Smith presiding. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2013, at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. If so desired, memorials may be made to the family. Edna Corine Anderson was born August 18, 1924, in Jacksonville Township in rural Chickasaw County, IA, the daughter of John and Alice (Vigdal) Knutson. Edna grew up on her parents farm near Jerico and lost her mother in a train accident at the young age of 17. Edna worked for surrounding farm families and in New Hampton doing cooking, making bread, taking care of children, cleaning and also did farm work including milking cows. She attended the local one room school houses in the Jerico, Saude and Lawler areas. On May 12, 1943, at the Saude Lutheran Church Parsonage, she married Virgil James Anderson. Over the the years Edna worked at the New Hampton Motel, Collins Radio, New Hampton Chicken Hatchery, did interior painting and hung wallpaper for many years and retired from The Kitchens of Sara Lee. Virgil died on July 10, 1979. Edna really enjoyed her 89th birthday with a card shower and a small party this past Saturday at Linn Haven Rehabilitation with about 20 in attendance. She really enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her great-great-grandchildren. Edna also loved to bake, crochet, embroidery, garage sales, playing euchre, bingo and word search games. But her one true love was dancing. If there was a dance in the area she was off in her car alone and would dance with whoever she could find at the dance once she arrived. She often said that when her time came she would be happy if she were out dancing on the dance floor. Edna is survived by a daughter, Doris (Larry) Schmidt of New Hampton, two sons, Larry of Altoona, Wayne and his partner Walter Rodriguez of Vallejo, CA; a daughter-in-law, Carol Anderson of New Hampton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Laurie Bublitz of Grafton; a brother-in-law, Marvin Njus of New Hampton; two sisters-in-law, Helen Benedict and Marian Knutson both of New Hampton; numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Virgil in 1979; a son, Jerry in 1996; her brothers, Karsten Knutson in 1973, Orvin Knutson in 1981 and Juel Knutson in 2011.

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  1. Doris, I remember your mother often running over from next door to visit with Mrs Robinson for a few minutes many years ago. I thought that was so neat that you girls had each other and your mothers had each other, too. Sorry to hear of her passing, but a good life lived. Nanette

  2. I’M VERY SAD TO HEAR THAT EDNA PASSED AWAY. SHE DANCED TO MY MUSIC FOR MANY YEARS. I PLAYED FOR HER 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY IN NEW HAMPTON AT THE SENIOR CENTER. WE HAD SO MANY GOOD VISITS OVER THE YEARS. SHE REALLY ENJOYED MY OLD TIME MUSIC. WE EVEN HAD A DANCE OR TWO. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. REST IN PEACE EDNA. I KNOW YOU WILL BE DANCING IN HEAVEN!!!!! SINCERELY, TIM ‘THE MUSIC MAN’ PROTIVIN, IOWA

  3. Tim…….thank you so very much for your kinds words and for all the music that you provided for my mother to enjoy. She loved to follow you when you played and dance any chance she got. You made her 80th birthday so memorable. Thanks for your thoughts and kindness

  4. Larry, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom!! She was a beautiful lady!! She will be missed!! You are in our thoughts and prayers!! I won’t be able to be at the service but we will be thinking about all of you!! Jane (Beier) Morgan

  5. Doris, Larry and family, So sorry to hear about your mothers passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dennis & Mary Buckendahl

  6. Our thoughts and prayers to Larry, Doris, Wayne, Laura and her entire family. How special it had to be for her to see family and friends at her recent birthday celebration. Aunt Edna always asked about mom and I will remember always how her watermelon rind pickles were always the best and my love for oatmeal started with her. God’s love to you all..

  7. I enjoyed visiting with Edna at various activities while my mom was at Linn Haven. She had a delightful sense of humor. I know she loved the music activities, and watched her dance many times! She also liked to participate in the Red Hat groups. My sympathy to the family. Linda (Zeien) Schmickle

  8. Aunt Edna was a special lady! Sadly to say that I didn’t see her much over the past several years but sure to remember all the family gatherings from years ago. Dad’s family has always held a special place in my heart. Wish I could be at her memorial but unfortunately distance makes it impossible. My sympathy goes out to her many loved ones and especially Doris, Larry, Wayne, Carol, and families! Also to my special Aunt Laurie and Aunt Marion. God’s blessings and my love, niece Becky Lewis

  9. Edna was a special lady,very nice to visit with and easy to care for. I will miss her sense of humor and great stories. She made my days fun. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Remember God is with each of you during this difficult time. Thoughts & Prayers. Linda Flick

  10. Our Deepest Sympathy to Doris, Larry, Wayne, Laurie, Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren & other family members: I will miss Edna. She was a special lady. She always had zest for everything she did. I shall remember most of all her visits to SD to visit my parents, our visits together during the Knutson Reunions in Iowa, and our last visit with her in the nursing home in June. May your memories be sweet and your sorrow short. May God wrap you in His Love, Give you Comfort, and surround you with loving people who support you during this time. Shirley & Dick

  11. I will miss Edna very much. I enjoyed visiting with her while visiting my grandma. She took great watch over her and my family is very thankful that they were roommates these last years.

  12. I always enjoyed visiting with Edna at Sara Lee and at Linn Haven. She loved to dance. If there is music in Haven then I am sure she will be dancing to it. May the Love of God be with you in Haven. Jerry Barta


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