|Harriet E. Anderson, 87|
|Written by TRF Times|
Strathcona - Harriet E. Anderson, 87, died Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at Northwest Medical Center, Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 13, at First Lutheran Church in Middle River, with Rev. Curtis Matz officiating. Casket bearers included Jeremy Peterson, Benji Peterson, David Anderson, Andrew Walker, Craig Anderson and Dale Anderson. Interment was held at Spruce Valley Cemetery, rural Middle River.
Harriet Elizabeth Von Wald was born October 15, 1917 in Eckvoll Township, Marshall County, the daughter of Herbert A. and Mary E. (Thornton) Von Wald. She grew up in the Lutheran Faith and was baptized as an adult. Harriet attended Golden Valley School and Middle River High School.
On February 11, 1934, Harriet was united in marriage to Frank William Anderson in Middle River, where they made their home. She was a farm wife and homemaker who raised nine children.
She was a lifetime member of American Legion Auxiliary for 55 years, helped start the 4-H Club in Strathcona, Senior Citizen’s, Quilters, Community Club and Sunday School Teacher. She loved to watch her children’s extra curricular activities and sporting events for over 35 years. Harriet enjoyed the four seasons, reading, traveling, fishing, cooking, baking and snow-mobiling in her younger years. She was civic minded and enjoyed following current events. She also especially loved visiting her children and grandchildren
Survivors included her children, Earl (Jan) of Stephen, Wallace “Wally” of Strathcona, James (Alice) of Custer, S.D., Elona (Gerald) Moen of Newfolden, Richard (Sylvia) of Edgewater, Md., Lowell (fiancé, Pat Boucher) of Keller, Texas and Brian (Brenda) of Palm Bay, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; two sons, Gordon and Robert; her parents; and three brothers, Stanley, Don and Glenn Von Wald.