Mary Eileen Anderson, age 92, of Burbank, Ca., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Burbank Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Burbank, Ca..
A memorial dinner to celebrate Mary's life is being planned for family and friends in Calif. . A special mass for Mary will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Hampton on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 11 am., with a memorial luncheon to be served afterwards in the parish hall. Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, New Hampton. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.valleyfuneralhomeburbank.com
Mary Eileen (Weigel) Anderson was born on May 25, 1920 to Michael and Mary (Fitzgerald) Weigel in Chickasaw County. She graduated from New Hampton High School in 1937 and also attended Luther College. Mary taught country school for many years in the rural New Hampton area and continued to stay in touch with several of her former students. She enjoyed baking, dancing, music, reading, crossword puzzles and writing letters. She especially loved spending time with her family, attending plays, family dinners and concerts. Mary also enjoyed activities such as playing Bingo, attending potlucks and socializing with her friends.
On June 19, 1952 Mary was united in marriage to Oliver Anderson. They were later divorced, but to this union three children were born. Mary is survived by her three children: Don (Debbie) Anderson of Boone; Darlys (Larry) Allen of Tustin, Ca.; Deanna Anderson of Lake View Terrace, Ca.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister Genevieve Steege; one sister-in-law Delores Weigel and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters: Alvetta Laures, Rita Throndson and Catherine (in infancy); and 3 brothers: Harold, Joe and Gerald Weigel.
We await the day we can be reunited with her in heaven as she is now reunited with family and friends who have passed before her…