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Martha Catherine Benson Anderson
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1914
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 2009
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA

CHEROKEE, Iowa -- Martha Catherine Anderson, 95, of Cherokee passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Countryside Estates in Cherokee.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with the Rev. James Steen officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent to

Martha Catherine Anderson, the daughter of Joel and Hedvig (Erlandson) Benson, was born April 18, 1914, in Cherokee County, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where she attended school and graduated from Wilson High School. After graduation, Martha remained in Cherokee, where she cared for her mother.

She was united in marriage to Elmer H. Anderson. Following their marriage, they moved to Larrabee, Iowa, where she worked as a homemaker. Following the death of her husband, Martha moved back to Cherokee in 1976.

Martha was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, a member of the Sewing Club, and helped with Ladies Aid. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and flowers, but most of all she enjoyed being around her family and spending time at Lake Okoboji.

She is survived by one son, Dennis (Patty Anderson) of Larrabee, Iowa; three grandsons, Todd (Sheila) Anderson of Cherokee, Joel Anderson and special friend, Dew Linstrom of Boise, Idaho, and Scott (Jennifer) Anderson of Forsyth, Mont.; three great-grandchildren, Cooper and Tucker Anderson and Samantha Grayson; three nephews, Carl (Mary Louise) Gustafson of Minnesota, Ray (Mary) Gustafson of Boston, Mass., and Gary (Jan) Ryden of Washington; three nieces, Jolene (Roger) Niemeyer of Perry, Iowa, Linda (John) Erickson of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Joann (Russ) Wilson of Ames, Iowa; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H. Anderson in 1972; her parents, Joel and Hedvig Benson; two sisters, Bernice Phipps and Lucille Ryden; and two cousins, Beulah Freed and Opal Freed.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Margaret
Record added: Dec 19, 2009
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Martha Catherine <i>Benson</i> Anderson
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