|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1917|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 2009|
Crystal Anderson, 92, of Battle Lake, died on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at the Battle Lake Good Samaritan Center in Battle Lake.
Crystal Ingeborg Gunderson was born on Feb. 5, 1917, in Folden township, Otter Tail County. She was the daughter of Olaf and Agnes (Stene) Gunderson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Folden Lutheran Church, rural Vining. She grew up in Folden and attended school at Dist. No. 265.
In her early years she worked as housekeeper and nanny in the Vining and Henning areas and later in Duluth.
She was married on Jan. 20, 1940, to LeRoy Anderson at Folden Lutheran Church. They farmed in Nidaros Township until 1968 when they moved to Battle Lake.
Crystal was a member of the Nidaros Lutheran Church, Nidaros WELCA, Sons of Norway, and the Battle Lake Senior Citizens Center. She loved to bake and entertain for family and friends. She loved old-time music and was a self-taught pianist. Crystal was a devoted Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma, and friend. She will be missed by all.
Crystal is survived by her four children: Marjorie Brockopp of Parkers Prairie, Sharon Transgrud of Fergus Falls, Larry (Barb) Anderson of Alexandria, and Darlene (Bert) Olson of Battle Lake; sister, Alice Haile of Henning; sisters-in-law, Ruth Gunderson of Vining, and Deloris (Don) Selvaag of Vining; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and her special friends, Elmer and LuElla Trosdahl of Battle Lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband: LeRoy; daughter, Beverly; her parents; grandson, Derek; and a brother, Truman.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the funeral home in Henning and resumes for an hour prior to services at the church
Funeral: 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Nidaros Lutheran Church, Clitherall
Clergy: Rev. Richard Kennedy
Interment: Church cemetery
Funeral home: Belmont Funeral Home in Henning
Fergus Falls Daily Journal January 4, 2010
LeRoy Orrin Anderson (1917 - 1997)
Beverly Ann Anderson (1941 - 1941)*
Note: Provided courtesy of the Otter Tail County Historical Society (www.otchs.org), which has further information available in its research library and on its web site.
Nidaros Lutheran Church Cemetery
Otter Tail County
Created by: Marjorie
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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