|Lillian Anderson, 93|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - Lillian Anderson, 93, died on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at Healtheast St. John Hospital in Maplewood.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at Black River Lutheran Church in rural St. Hilaire, with reverends Mark Hegeland and Gary Johnson, officiating. Casket bearers included Robert Horien, Jerry Dimmen, Rick Swanson, Harold Larson, Richard Larson, and Harlan Hallstrom. Honorary casket bearers included Melvin and Rayma Melin, Marcelene Grundhaus and Evelyn Swanson. Interment will be at Black River Lutheran Cemetery, rural St. Hilaire.
Lillian Jeanette Larson was born December 15, 1912, in Bray Township, Pennington, County, to the late Emil and Lulu (Drake) Larson. She was baptized and confirmed at Black River Lutheran Church. She grew up and attended rural Bray Blooming School in Bray Township.
On September 22, 1940, Lillian was united in marriage to Archie Anderson in Bray Township. Following their marriage, the couple lived in California for two years. She worked at Mercy Hospital for a time, was a baker at Franklin School for five years and had worked as a cook for the Sales Barn. The couple also operated the Double O Café.
Lillian was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school, and was a member of a Circle. She loved to bake, garden, grow flowers, dance, belonged to Helperets in Rocksbury Township and played accordion along with Larson family friend, Uncle Bill and his fiddle for many local dances and house parties.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Hicks of St. Paul; son, Dennis (special friend Kati Anderson) Anderson of Fridley; a grandson; sister, Irene Christenson of Minneapolis; sisters-in-law, Alma Larson of Red lake Falls, Marion Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska; and many nieces, nephews and special friend and caregiver, Brenda Nikkila.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie; her parents; sisters, Hattie Melin, Dora Pearson and Lulu Mosbeck; brothers, Walter, Roy and Harry Larson.