|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1898|
|Death: ||May 18, 1982|
Obituary for Mary M. Gerdes -Unknown Date and Newspaper
Mary M. Gerdes was born October 26, 1898 to Anna Swanson Anderson and Anton Anderson on a farm three miles east of Osceola. She was baptized on March 17, 1904 and confirmed July 12, 1914 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Osceola where she was a life long member. Her faith served as a guideline for her daily living and was a source of strength in each of life's trials.
Mary received the first eight years of her education at School District 40 and graduated from Osceola High School in May 1917. She then attended Kearney State Teachers College and taught in various country schools throughout the county.
After her teaching career she was employed with Doctors Shaw, Smith and Eklund in Osceola. Mary married Nanno Gerdes May 9, 1931. They had 21 years of happy married life together. They lived in David City and later moved to Osceola. During these years she sold insurance for Equitable Life until her retirement.
She was a member of Eastern Star and recently received her 50 year pin of which she was so proud. Mary gave of herself and was always considerate of others. She was a loving sister and aunt, extending herself into each family's life and doing many acts of kindness for them.
She leaves to mourn her passing and will be greatly missed by her brother, Wilmer Anderson and sister-in-law Vivian Anderson both of Stromsburg; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five brothers, three sisters, five sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law and two infant brothers. Services were held May 22 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Osceola with Pastor Paul Reimers officiating. Louise Wheeler, organist, accompanied by Wes Peterson, vocalist. Pall bearers were, Kenneth Peterson, M.E. Anderson, Stanley Oquist, Paul Moore, Dale Anderson and Marvin Waden. interment will be in the Osceola Cemetery.
Anton Anderson (1855 - 1936)
Anna Swanson Anderson (1862 - 1931)
Nanno Gerdes (1891 - 1952)
Carl Albin Anderson (1884 - 1942)**
Emma Christina Anderson Nyquist (1885 - 1970)**
Maria Anderson (1886 - 1886)**
Hilma Anderson Herrmann (1888 - 1971)*
Selma Elenora Anderson Peterson (1890 - 1981)*
Baby Boy Anderson (1892 - 1893)*
Oscar Harry Anderson (1893 - 1968)*
Herman Otto Anderson (1896 - 1958)*
Tilda Marie Anderson Gerdes (1898 - 1982)
Albert Franklin Anderson (1901 - 1972)*
John Emil Anderson (1903 - 1982)*
Wilmer Arvid Anderson (1906 - 1999)*
Plot: Block 11 Lot 37 S 1/2
Created by: Member#47194125
Record added: Jul 11, 2010
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