Lorraine Anderson

Friday, May 4, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Lorraine Anderson, 92, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service.

The family will greet friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Burial will be at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

A Parish Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Friday and a Vigil Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Mrs. Anderson passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Lorraine Margaret Anderson, the daughter of William and Catherine (Loftus) Supple, was born Jan. 12, 1920, in Cedar Rapids, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in Cedar Rapids, where she received her education at Immaculate Conception Grade School and High school, graduating in 1938. She later attended Mt. Mercy College.

Lorraine married Donald Anderson on Feb. 8, 1941, in Cedar Rapids. Following their marriage, they lived at Ft. Benning, Ga., for a short time before moving back to Cedar Rapids in 1943 when her husband was deployed overseas during WWII. Upon her husband's discharge in 1946, they reunited in Evansville, Ind., and later moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where she kept busy as a mother and housewife. They moved their family to Spencer, Iowa, in 1951, where she worked at City Hall, Spencer National Bank and the Clay County Farm Bureau for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was active with Catholic Daughters in Spencer. Lorraine also enjoyed playing bridge, reading, spending time with her grandchildren and family, and in her earlier years, dancing, where she met her husband, Don.

She was preceded in death by a son, Stanley, in 1965; her husband, Donald, in 1984 ; a sister, Katie, and her husband, Donald Boyle; and a son-in-law, Bryan Fisher.

Left to cherish her memory are a son, Stephen Anderson and his wife, Barbara of Wilmington, N.C., and their children: Lisa (Patrick), Will (Heidi) and Danny (Yael); a daughter, Julie Fisher, of Long Prairie, Minn., and her children: Jason (Trisha) and Matthew (Carolyn); a son, Timothy Anderson, and his wife, Dawn of Olathe, Kansas, and their children: Sarah and Emily; and a daughter, Kathy Brees and her husband, Gary of Peterson, Ia., and their children: Jill (Mike), Jennifer (Nathan) and Jeff; 12 great grandchildren; one sister, Joan Vermeersch, and her husband, Chuck of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.