|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1946|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 2007|
Barbara P. Anderson 61, of South Beloit, IL., died Sunday, November 4, 2007 in Beloit Memorial Hospital surrounded by her immediate and extended families and many close friends.
She was born July 15, 1946 in Beloit, WI, the daughter of Russell and Aura Harnack Olson. Barbara was a graduate of Beloit Memorial High School and Blackhawk Technical College. She married her soul mate, Milford Anderson, on April 3, 1965 in South Beloit, IL. He predeceased her on January 27, 2005. Barb was employed by the South Beloit School District as a nurse's aide, Sears, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Amelia's Bridal Shop. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, South Beloit, IL. Barb was the coordinator for the South Beloit brownie and girl scouts and was the 1990 class advisor for South Beloit. She enjoyed camping, going to car shows, singing and dancing, her red hat ladies, and many other family traditions. Her true love in life was her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren.
All who crossed paths with Barb knew that she lived her life to give to others. She continued her giving by enriching others through organ donation.
Survivors include her children, Jolene (Robert) Reinart of Beloit, WI, Bradley (Samantha) Anderson of South Beloit, IL, Tami(Mark)Rand of Beloit, WI; grandchildren, Nicholas and Taelor Reinart, Grant and Emily Anderson, Gannon, Brady and Drew Rand; mother-in-law, Evelyn Marie Anderson of South Beloit, IL; step mother, Maxine Olson of Beloit, WI; sisters, Anne (Clifton) McGraw of Scottsdale, AZ and Janice (Scott) Snippen of Beloit, WI; adopted sister, Marie Welsch of Dodgeville, WI; sister-in-law, Elena (George) Thomas of South Beloit, IL; brother-in-law, Richard Anderson of Beloit, WI; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, infant brother, Lyle Olson, husband Milford Anderson and father-in-law, Miflord W. Anderson, Sr.
A LIMB FALLEN
A limb has fallen from our family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don't just stare at the wall.
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin, until the day comes we're together again."
Funeral serices will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2007 in the Faith Lutheran Church, 1305 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, IL., with Pastor Jay Quinn officiating. Burial will be in Rockton Cemetery, Rockton, IL. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Daley Murphy Wisch and Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cransosn Road, Beloit, Wi. Visitation will also be Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service in the church.
Rockton Township Cemetery
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Record added: Jan 01, 2012
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