Helen <I>Bohn</I> Anderson

Helen Bohn Anderson

Birth
Clayton Township, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 7 Oct 1988 (aged 82)
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 152
Memorial ID 17233191 · View Source
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Helen Bohn Anderson was born on February 20, 1906, in Clayton Township, the daughter of Simon and Josephine (Wiste) Bohn. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith in the old Little Cedar Church and was confirmed in Marshall Lutheran Church. Helen attended country school until the consolidation in Elkton where she graduated from high school in 1923 and then completed a business course at Mankato Commercial College in 1925.

On June 1, 1929, she was married to Oscar T. Anderson in Adams by Rev. Alfred Breivik. They had three children, Joyce (Mrs. Bernard) Halver of Adams; Owen of Lewisburg, Pa. and Janice Robinson of Pacific Palisades, Ca. She has fourteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ted and her husband, O.T., who died in 1978. Helen Anderson died at the age of 82, at the Adams Health Care Center where she had been a resident since May 1987.

Helen was active in community, church, business, politics and family. She worked at the Farmers State Bank of Adams before her marriage and during World War II. She was also actively involved in the operation of Anderson Hardware along with O.T. and Ed until retirement in 1965.

She was a lifelong member of Marshall and Little Cedar Lutheran Churches and was active in all of its affairs including WELCA, Altar Guild and many years of organizing and maintaining cemetery records.

Her community participation included serving as a local chairman of the Heart Fund Drive, the Mower County Nursing Auxiliary, Election Clerk and the Adams Centennial Celebration. She also enjoyed expressing her political concerns to local, state and national elected officials.

The funeral service was conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 10, 1988 at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams with Pastor Allen Gunderson officiating. The organist was Mrs. Gerald Meier and June Wolf was the soloist. Interment was in Little Cedar Cemetery.

Casket bearers were James and Sheldon Bohn, Terry, David and James Halver and John Rodrigue.

Some of the great joys of her life were active involvement in her family, home, friends and traveling.

Name is listed as Alice Helen Bohn in one church record.

Information from Little Cedar Lutheran Church, written in 1986:
Helen Bohn Anderson was born on February 20, 1906, to Simon and Josephine (Wiste) Bohn on a farm in Clayton Township. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith in the old Little Cedar Church before it burned and was confirmed in Marshall Lutheran Church. Helen attended country school until the consolidation in Elkton where she graduated from high school in 1923. After completing a business course at Mankato Commercial College in 1925, she worked at the Farmers State Bank of Adams as a secretary and bookkeeper for several years.

On June 1, 1929, she married Oscar T. Anderson in Adams by Rev. Alfred Breivik. They had three children: Joyce Halver of Adams, Owen of Lewisburg, PA, and Janice Robinson of Los Angeles, CA. She also has fourteen grandchildren and three great granddaughters.

O.T. and Helen made their home in Adams where they owned and operated the Anderson Hardware until 1965. They enjoyed traveling and wintering in their mobile home in Mesa, Arizona, for many years after their retirement.

O.T. passed away on September 2, 1978. Helen still lives in her home in Adams.

She has been active in her circle and ALCW. She was also a member of the Mower County Health Nursing Auxiliary for many years. Her favorite needlework is tatting. She enjoys visiting her children and grandchildren.

One of her favorite hymns is "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and a favorite scripture is the 23rd Psalm.


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  • Maintained by: Janet Stephenson
  • Originally Created by: K McAlister P
  • Added: 31 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17233191
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Bohn Anderson (20 Feb 1906–7 Oct 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17233191, citing Little Cedar Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .