Dot Anderson, 1932-2016

Published 10:02 am Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dot (Elaine) Anderson, 84, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2016.

A service celebrating her life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Vinje, Iowa. The Rev. Spering Scott will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Lutheran Cemetery.

Dot Anderson

Dot Anderson

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main St. in Lake Mills ,and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

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Iolet Elaine “Dot” (Simon) Anderson was born March 8, 1932, to Erbin D. and Anna (Skogen) Simon in Lake Mills, where she also attended school. Dot married Marvin Anderson on Feb. 10, 1950. The couple had two children, Terry and Linda.

Dot had a big, compassionate heart and enjoyed giving to her family and to others. She always had a deep love for babies and children. Wherever she was at, she had to meet every baby or small child near her.

The Andersons farmed for over 50 years. During this time, Dot baked the most delicious pies and made wonderful homemade meals for her family in addition to helping Marvin on the farm. Dot especially liked teaching classes to the special needs adults in Albert Lea.

She loved the Lord with a deep faith. She taught Sunday school for many years for all ages, even to teenagers. She felt blessed with her family. Dot and Marvin spent over 20 winters in Arizona together, and time spent with her children and grandchildren was always cherished.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin Anderson, of Lake Mills; son, Terry (Deb) Anderson, of New River, Arizona; daughter, Linda (Stuart) Dankers, of Prior Lake; grandson, Shannon (fiancee, Tammy) Anderson ,and their children Asa (girlfriend, Shelby) Anderson and Ariel Anderson; grandson, Jeremy (Shanna) Anderson, and their children Kase and Kamrin Anderson, all of Arizona; grandson, Kristopher Dankers, of Prior Lake; grandson, Kody Dankers, of Prior Lake; sister-in-law, Rosie Simon, of Albert Lea; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Sonny Simon; sister and her husband, Lila (Owen) Edwin; father-and mother-in-law Olaf and Tina Anderson; and brothers-in-law and their wives Omar (Harriet) Anderson and Luverne (Wilma) Anderson.