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Harriet G. Anderson, 103

Sep 4, 2016

Harriet Anderson

Blue Earth Funeral services for Harriet G. Anderson, 103, Blue Earth, were held on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore. Harriet died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 at St. Luke’s Care Center. Interment was held at Riverview Cemetery, Elmore.

Harriet was born May 18, 1913 at Pilot Grove (Elmore), the daughter of Myron and Idella (Foster) Lyon. She graduated from Elmore High School in 1931. In 1933 she married Elmer M. Anderson. They farmed in Blue Earth and Elmore area for many years, until they retired in 1985 and moved into Elmore. Later they moved to Blue Earth and made their home at new Life Manor. Elmer passed away November, 2008.

Harriet was a longtime member of Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore since 1933. She was active in W.E.L.C.A and Hannah Circle. Her hobbies included quilting with the ladies at Shiloh, embroidery of dish towels that she enjoyed giving to her family as gifts and playing cards with her friends at New Life Manor a couple nights a week. Harriet moved to St. Luke’s Care Center in May of 2014. She enjoyed the many Anderson family reunions and other family gatherings to celebrate birthdays and holidays. She and Elmer enjoyed many years at Dawsons Campground and at the Senior Center in Elmore visiting and playing cards with many of their friends. Harriet was an excellent cook and baker. She especially enjoyed making Kringla and her family loved to eat them. She enjoyed singing and playing her harmonica.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Reynold (Renny and Donna) Anderson, of Blue Earth; daughter, Joan (Quentin) Hardt, of Pocahontas, Iowa; seven grandchildren; Randy (Deb) Anderson, Deb (Dan) Olsen, of Blue Earth, Diane Anderson, of St. Augustine, Florida, Henry (Lynn) Hardt, of Storm Lake, Iowa, David Hardt of Des Moines, Iowa, Tim (Denise) Hardt, of Laurens, Iowa and Tom Hardt, of Pocahontas, Iowa; eight great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, four sisters and infant son, Eldon.

Harriet was the last of her generation. She has now joined Elmer and the rest of her siblings, family and friends in their heavenly home.