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 Esther <I>Rusley</I> Anderson

Esther Rusley Anderson

Birth
Winnebago County, Iowa, USA
Death 7 May 2013 (aged 87)
Northwood, Worth County, Iowa, USA
Burial Lake Mills, Winnebago County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 110177132 · View Source
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Esther (Rusley) Anderson, 87 of Northwood, IA, formerly of rural Lake Mills, IA, died Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, IA.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Winnebago Lutheran Church, rural Lake Mills, with Pastor Randy Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in Winnebago Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation for Esther will be on Friday, May 10, 2013, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street in Lake Mills, Iowa, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Esther Victoria (Rusley) Anderson was born on September 20, 1925, in Mount Valley Township, Winnebago County, to Jacob and Tomine (Ramsey) Rusley. She was baptized and confirmed at Winnebago Lutheran Church. She attended country school and graduated from Lake Mills High School in 1943. Esther was united in marriage with Russell Anderson on December 31, 1944, at Winnebago Lutheran Church. After marriage, they resided near Scarville until the early 1950's, moving to the Rusley home place in Mount Valley Township.

Esther was very active at Winnebago Lutheran Church being a deacon, Sunday school teacher, a member of the Lydia circle, and Ladies Aide, in addition to numerous other committees. She enjoyed her family, music, singing, crafts, needlepoint, quilting, yard work, baking, cooking, and plowing on her 966 International tractor.

Esther is survived by her daughters, Jan Kudej and Linda (Fran) Anderson Koch, all of Bloomington, MN, and Cheryl (David) Gentz of Northwood, IA; three grandchildren, Matthew Kudej of Bloomington, MN, and Hannah and Bethany Gentz of Northwood, IA; two step-grandchildren, Naomi (Dan) Schutz and Jake (Jessica) Gentz of Northwood; and four step-great-grandchildren, Jace & Olivia Gentz and Aydan & Austin Schutz. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Carmen Rusley of Urbandale, IA, and Helga Anderson of Albert Lea, MN; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russell, son Robert, grandson Michael Kudej, four brothers, Truman, Glennis, Sam, and James Rusley, and two sisters, Irene Arnevik and Ruth Charlson.

Esther's family would like to thank the staff of the Lutheran Retirement Home and The Pines Assisted Living for all the great care provided to Esther over the past 5 years. Along with the care Hospice of North Iowa provided recently.


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  • Maintained by: Anonymous
  • Originally Created by: Richard Bohn
  • Added: 7 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110177132
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Esther Rusley Anderson (20 Sep 1925–7 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110177132, citing Winnebago Lutheran Cemetery, Lake Mills, Winnebago County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46988555) .