|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1925|
|Death: ||Sep. 7, 2010|
Lillian M. Anderson, 84, of 1005 E. Margaret St., Ironwood, Mich., died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, in St. Mary's Hospice in Duluth.
The former Lillian Helmes was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Iron Belt, Wis., daughter of the late August and Maria (Nevala) Helmes. She attended elementary grades in Iron Belt and the eighth grade at Roosevelt School in Ironwood Township and moved to Ironwood with her family in 1938. She graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1943 and North Central Bible College in Minneapolis in 1946.
Except for a short period of time in Seattle and Long Beach, Calif., Lillian has lived in this area. Her employment included many years of secretarial and bookkeeping at Ahonen Lumber Co., Industrial Piping Co., several law offices, and Gogebic Adult Services.
For seven years, along with her husband and son, she operated a special contract home for mentally disabled adults, retiring in 1992.
Lillian was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Ironwood and served as church organist/pianist for 69 years. She also served in various other capacities in church from time to time, including Women's Ministries.
For many years she also served as treasurer of the Gogebic Association for Retarded Citizens and volunteered countless hours in service to the mentally and physically disabled.
Her interests included her much-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, church, music, crafts, reading and quilting.
Lillian married Arthur Anderson on March 5, 1955, in Long Beach, Calif., where they lived a short time before returning to this area. Art preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 2001.
Surviving are her two children, Susan Tinoco and Peter (Lori) Anderson, both of Ironwood; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Joshua) LaMaide, Elizabeth (Steven) Bardon, and Phillip Tinoco, all of Wakefield, Mich., Joshua Tinoco, Ironwood, Peter (Leslie) Anderson, Ironwood Township, and Michael (Ali) Anderson, Ironwood; four great-grandchildren, Antonio Tinoco, and Alyssa, Tanner and Logan LaMaide; a brother, Alvar Helmes, Battle Ground, Wash., a sister, Ina Lehocky, Milwaukee; 34 beloved nieces and nephews; and family member and friend, Jose Tinoco, of Ironwood.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Toivo, Ahti, Norman and Edward Helmes; and sisters Tyyne Hendrickson, Toini Saari, Ruth Hendrickson and Taimi Anderson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Assembly of God Church, 2100 E. Cloverland Drive, in Ironwood, with the Rev. Mark Ortman, pastor, officiating.
Committal will take place at the church, with luncheon to follow in the church fellowship hall.
Private interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Ironwood.
Created by: Genealogy Girls
Record added: Sep 19, 2010
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