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LaRene Anderson, 84

Feb 28, 2011

LaRene Anderson

Winnebago – LaRene Anderson, age 84, of Winnebago, former longtime Huntley resident, died Feb. 22, 2011, at Parker Oaks. Funeral Services were held Feb. 26, 2011, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, in Winnebago. The Rev. Michael Roys officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home, in Winnebago, was in charge of the arrangements.

LaRene was born April 11, 1926, in Winnebago, the daughter or Orren and Rena (Bales) Faribanks. She was raised and educated in Huntley where she was a 1944 graduate of Huntley High School. She attended cosmetology school in Albert Lea before her marriage to Carlisle “Curly” Anderson on Feb. 22, 1947, in Winnebago. The couple farmed in Rake, Iowa, for two years before moving to Huntley in 1949 where Curly owned a service station and bulk oil business and LaRene was the postmistress in Huntley for several years before retirement in 1991. LaRene was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, where she was very active in her church circle. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards with friends, family and card groups in Winnebago and Delavan. She also loved fishing at Iguadona Lake and attending her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s school and sporting events.

LaRene is survived by her daughter, Barb Martin, of Rochester; her son, Larry (Sheri) Anderson, of Glencoe; six grandchildren, Corey (Marsha), Eric (Amy), and Brenda (Jay) Martin, Tricia (Randy) Schindelar, Chad (Shannon) and Michael (Erin) Anderson; 10 great-grandchildren, Jeff, Chris, Brandon, Dylan, Mathew, Breana and Brook Martin, Makenzie and Morgan Shindelar, Hadyn Anderson; and one step-great-granddaughter, Katelyn Hicks.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Curly in 1996.

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