|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1917|
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 2017|
Many thanks to FAG contributor M. Jensen Seggerman (#47078678) for the following obituary:
Wilma Margareta Augusta Holtzen Anderson was born to Alvin and Nellie (Dunker) Holtzen on September 1, 1917, on a farm near Deshler, and passed away on July 12, 2017, at the age of 99 years, 10 months and 11 days. She was the oldest of 12 children. Wilma was baptized September 16, 1917, and confirmed May 8, 1932, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedensau.
Wilma attended her years of elementary school at Friedensau Lutheran School. She then attended high school at Deshler, where she graduated in 1936. After graduation, she worked wherever she could find employment, which led her to California where she found work while staying with a relative. Time passed and she came back to Nebraska where she worked in Shickley as a care-giver and enjoyed roller skating and dancing.
Shickley is where Wilma met and married Tyndall Anderson March 12, 1942. Two weeks later, he entered the Army until he was discharged December of 1945. They moved back to Ogallala where Tyndall was previously employed. This union was blessed with three children. Margaret and Carolyn were born in Ogallala and then they moved to a farm near Ong, and later Steve was born. They continued farming in the Shickley area until retiring in 1981 and moving to Shickley. During this time, Wilma was a faithful helper in all operations on the farm. She was a devoted housewife and mother. She loved sewing clothes for the girls and others.
Wilma was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church, ladies aid, Bible studies and LWML. She also delivered meals on wheels. As time passed and Tyndall's health began to fail, she was a faithful care-giver for him until his death in 1984. She then spent time in her flower garden, mowing her yard and her new hobby of ceramics. She enjoyed her neighbors and you could find them having a cup of coffee and visiting.
She is preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; three sisters; and one son-in-law.
She is survived by her daughters, Margaret McCollough and Carolyn Schlegel (Les); son, Steve Anderson (Jolene); sisters, Lorna Harms (Don) and Audrey Dittmer (Joe); brother-in-law, Earl Anderson; sisters-in-law, Esther Anderson, Luella Holtzen (Delbert) and Joan Holtzen; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Wilma was held on July 17, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Shickley. Pastor James Moll officiated the service. Stanley Johnson accompanied the congregation in the That My Reedeemer Lives," "Blessed Assurance," and "Beautiful Savior."
Pallbearers for the service included Monty McCollough, Greg McCollough, Mike McCollough, Grant McCollough, Scott Schlegel, Scott Reynolds, Kevin Anderson and Nathan Anderson.
Interment was held in the Shickley Public Cemetery following the funeral.
The Nebraska Signal July 26, 2017 Page 3A Col. 2 & 3
Alvin Martin Holtzen (1892 - 1970)
Nellie Hulda Dunker Holtzen (1896 - 1983)
Tyndall R. Anderson (1913 - 1984)
Wilma Margareta Augusta Holtzen Anderson (1917 - 2017)
Milton Peter Holtzen (1919 - 2010)*
Grace Alvina Holtzen Schardt (1921 - 1985)*
Henry Holtzen (1925 - 2011)*
Fern Lydia Holtzen Hofts (1927 - 2015)*
Roy George Otto Holtzen (1929 - 1989)*
Eldor Hugh Holtzen (1932 - 1982)*
Wilfred Alvin Holtzen (1933 - 1934)*
Ethel N Holtzen Hulse (1935 - 1990)*
Willard Holtzen (1939 - 2016)*
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