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Michelle Anderson

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Michelle D. Anderson age 48 of Marion, IA, formerly of New Hampton died Saturday, February 13, 2016, from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident near Hayward, Wisconsin. The family invites you to gather together and share your stories and celebrate Michelle and her life well lived from 4:00-7:00 pm Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2900 42nd St Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Jerico Lutheran Church, rural Lawler, IA, with Rev. Daniel Larson presiding. Military honors will be conducted by the New Hampton American Legion Post. Friends may greet the family beginning at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Michelle Diane Anderson was born May 2, 1967 the daughter of David and Phyllis (Howard) Anderson. She graduated from New Hampton High School in 1985 and attended Hawkeye Community College, Iowa State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Park University. Michelle worked as the Senior System Engineer for the Federal Court system in Cedar Rapids, IA. Previously she worked at Sprint in Overland Park, KS and Kubik in Leavenworth, KS. Prior to that she served her country in the U.S. Army in military intelligence for six years. Throughout her careers she lived in Germany, Korea and Honduras and found her passion for travel. She journeyed across the world and preferred to do it in the company of her family and friends. She couldn’t wait for the next trip! She was always a willing companion to a new adventure, all you had to do is ask. Michelle touched the lives of so many that way, with her willingness to accompany you to the ends of the earth, or the bar down the street. Generous to a fault, faithful and loyal to her core Michelle’s zest for life and her trademark laugh will echo in the hearts and halls of all that loved her. Michelle loved golfing, reading, her kitties, video games, movies, and most importantly her family. Her family was the cornerstone of her life. She is survived by her parents David and Phyllis Anderson of New Hampton; two sisters, Lori (Missy) Anderson of Marion, Cheryl (Paul) Anderson of Alta Vista; two brothers, Greg (Sally) Anderson of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Brian (Karissa) Anderson of Robins, IA; nieces and nephews, Joshua, Stephen, Tony, CJ, Emma, Brianna and Kellsie Anderson, Sarah (George) Tzomides, Jacob and Terra Rosonke; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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  1. I met Michelle in Germany. I was in the Army and she was a civilian employee. We struck up a friendship and eventually shared an apartment together. We had some great times going to festivals with friends. I remember your cat Henry. Loved that cat. Rest in eternal peace my friend. Becky Hubbard

  2. I worked with Michelle at the courts for about 4 years and remember when she was hired. She was an intelligent and outgoing individual that I enjoyed working with. I’m sorry for your loss and was glad to have known Michelle. She made an impact on my life and the courts. RIP and keep on smiling! Jose Leon

  3. Little did I know that Christmas 2015 would be the last time we would ever see her alive again. – On this Earth anyways. My heart goes out to every single family member, friends also. My favorite memory of Michelle would be when she was a little girl , she had come to our house , I don’t remember why . I just remember that my Dad and she took a nap one afternoon and she always fell asleep with her butt up in the air. Just as a cherub would do. A sweet memory that will last a lifetime.Since she is in heaven now, can’t you just picture her sleeping on a cloud surrounded by love and family that passed before her. Love to you Michelle, until we meet again. Your cousin, Tami Anderson.

  4. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Michelle. Psalms 34:18 says that God is near to those brokenhearted. Draw close to God and he will grant you peace & comfort during this grievous time

  5. Dear Dave and Phyllis, Words do not come easy, to express how sorry I was to hear of the tragic death of your daughter. Some people are such a blessing to know. Although I did not know your daughter, I know she will always be remembered with gentle smiles, good stories and happy times. My thoughts and prayers go out to you both and to your family. Beth DeWildt Sarasota Bay Cortez Florida

  6. Dave, Phyllis and Families, We were so sad to hear of the tragic loss of Michelle. Know that we are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Michelle Bob and Cyndy Weiglein

  7. Michelle was a pleasure to work with. I knew her from my time at Sprint & Cubic Corp. she was always full of Spirit and laughter.

  8. Dave, Phyllis and families,my thoughts are with you all. I remember when the kids were all small and you lived down the street from us. It sounds like she grew into a wonderful and fun adult that will be missed by all. My sympathies are with all of you and may all these wonderful memories always be within your hearts.

  9. The Raines and Brechbiel families purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket for the family of Michelle D. Anderson.

  10. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Michelle. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers and hugs! Jan Fenneman Manson

  11. Anderson family- so very sorry to learn of your loss. Hope that you will find some comfort and peace in remembering all of the special times you shared. Much love and prayers. Nancy Groves & D. David

  12. Michelle will be forever in our hearts. She was always a delight to be around and loved life to the fullest. I remember our gatherings as kids and the family trips we took to Minnesota and especially the trip to Alabama and staying with grandma and grandpa Howard.

  13. Thoughts of Michelle, with her fun loving spirit and happy go easy SMILE will be remembered by all that knew her. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Anderson family. Tom and Laura Wirth

  14. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. May the love and support from family and friends help comfort you through this difficult time.

  15. Some people come into our lives, and have a special place in our hearts. Michelle was a beautiful person and we will deeply miss her big smile, laugh and love for life! Rest in peace my friend. Gary, Linda Phillip, Cortney & Allie

  16. So sorry to hear about this. My sincere condolences go out to the Anderson family. Michelle was a kind soul and wonderful person and will be missed. Tom & Carol Neils Connor & Logan

  17. Michelle clearly knew what it meant to experience life – and her true compassion for others, coupled with her infectious attitude will be missed by all. I clearly remember her love of books – how she could devour books on her many trips abroad supporting the Army. – Scott Gustafson

  18. Sad to hear that one of our fellow classmates has been called to a higher duty so early in life. My heart goes out to the family and friends! Eric C. Brunning

  19. I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Michelle at the NSC, Ft. Leavenworth, KS for many years. We also rode motorcycles together in a local riding club. She was a dedicated professional, a genuinely kind person and will truly be missed. Prayers, Shawn Heckmaster

  20. Miss Michelle will be truly missed. We met via her brother, and a co-worker of mine, and she is such a joy to be around. Michelle is the type of person you only need to meet once to know you wanted to be her friend but more importantly one that you knew you’d remember always, because she has that spark that lights you up inside. God’s Speed my friend! To Michelle’s family and friends, my deepest condolences.

  21. Dear Anderson Family We are so sorry to hear of Michelle’s tragic accident. Our prayers and sympathy to each and everyone of you. We are in Texas and thinking of you. May time heal all your heart aches. Leon and Nancy Wegner.

  22. Dave, Phyllis and Family, We are shocked and saddened about Michelle. She was such an outgoing and ambitious person. We are so sorry for your loss. You and your beautiful family are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary and Chub Frese

  23. To the whole Anderson family You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of daughter,sister,aunt and a dear friend. You will gratefully missed by everyone.We have known you and your wonderful family you are in our prayers and your have Gods Blessing.Gloria Parks,Brenda Parks, Mark, Rhonda MCcumber and family.

  24. I am so sorry to hear of Michelle’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to the whole Anderson Family. Shelley Denner

  25. Pete & Annie Hamer & Family purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket for the family of Michelle D. Anderson.

  26. We are so sorry to hear about Michelle. What a tragic loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Howard and Marty Wilshire

  27. Patrick and Mary Lynch purchased the Be My Love Bouquet with Red Roses for the family of Michelle D. Anderson.

  28. St. Luke’s Hospital Dining Services Associates purchased the Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet for the family of Michelle D. Anderson.

  29. We are sorry we cannot be with you during this difficult time as we are in CA. We send Hugs to you all and prayers. Terri and Chuck

  30. Michelle will be missed and was such a wonderful person and our thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle’s family. God Bless, Kristy Steffes Ashton

  31. Linda Reade, Chief Judge United States District Court purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket for the family of Michelle D. Anderson.

  32. Phyllis, Dave and Family, Our sympathy to all of you in the loss of Michelle. We are in Florida but our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Louise and Donn Harris

  33. Dave and Phyllis, so sorry for your loss. I will always remember that Michelle had a beautiful smile. I don`t think I ever saw her when she was not smiling. Will be praying for you and your family.

  34. No words can express my heartache for Michelle’s family, but I will pray for all of you. May you have great memories to fill yours today. All my thoughts and prayers. Jeanne Roder

  35. Lori and family, although I will not be able to be with you all in person, my thoughts and condolences are with you through this time.

  36. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Michelle growing up, she was an amazing person and will be missed! Sending Prayers, Dawn Katz

  37. Michelle was a good friend and colleague to Michael and Ann Webb at the NSC. We are sorry for her family and parents lost as GOD received another ‘Angle’ in his kingdom. We love you Michelle (nickname our shelly). You will be miss dearly. The Webb Family…

  38. So sorry to hear the loss of Michelle. She touched so many lives that have lost such a great sole. Thoughts and prayers for the Anderson family.

  39. Lori and family, Our deepest sympathy to you all during this very difficult time. Ken and Shari Rasing

  40. Dave, Phyllis, and family, Michelle was such a fun-loving, spirited girl from the time she was little. She truly lived the quote about it not being the years in your life, but the life in your years. She enjoyed all aspects of her life, especially time spent with family and friends. Our hearts ache for all of you and this untimely loss you have to bear. May God grant you comfort and peace as you grieve. Our thoughts are with you and our Jerico church family this week. Hugs and love to all of you! Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  41. I extend my sympathy and prayers to the entire Anderson family. May you find comfort in the times shared, memories, stories told and Michelle’s love for you. May God bless you as you grieve.

  42. There simply are no words, so we will just pray for you for comfort and healing during this time of sadness and grief. Dan and Kim (Anderson) O’Brien

  43. My deepest condolensces go out to the entire Anderson family! Thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time!

  44. Missy, Lori & family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Sincerely, Angie Jones

  45. So sorry to hear of the loss of Michelle. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family:rose: from Tracey and Paula Ott and family

  46. Truly heartbroken…. Michelle was a good friend. I admired Michelle for her ability to just love life… I will miss her laugh, I will miss our long talks and the common bonds we shared. My heart goes out to her family.

  47. So very sorry to hear of Michelle’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Matt and Benita Anderson

  48. So sad to hear of Michelle’s passing. Keeping her entire family in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless. Todd & Sherry Grober & Family

  49. Dave, Phyllis and family ~ We were so sad to hear of your loss. Please know we are keeping close in thought and prayer. ~ Greg & Roz Weis, Decorah

  50. Dave, Phyllis, & family, Our sincere sympathy and prayers to each of you. We remember Michelle growing up in the neighborhood. We are in Az now but we will be with you in spirit. God’s blessings to all.


  52. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It was a pleasure to know Michelle, she was always a very happy go lucky gal and could do anything. God Bless each of you. Mary Wegner

  53. Sorry for the loss of your daughter.ichellle. Think back of the years when they were all growing up and you lived on South Walnut. Sincere sympathy to you Dave and Phyliss and family. Prayers of comfort to all. Jean Ann Bjonfald

  54. Dave & Phyllis & Family, we are so sorry to hear this sad news. We are thinking of you in thoughts & prayers. Dan & Peg Testroet

  55. Dave and Phyllis and family, Sorry to hear about Michelle. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Bonnie Burgart Collins

  56. Our deepest, deepest sympathy to you all. May God wrap his loving arms around you all at this very, very sad time. In deepest sympathy. .Shellie and steve boos

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