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L. Anderson webphotoLillian Anderson, of Braham, died January 8, 2010 at Grand Rapids, MN. She was 89 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE at 11 am Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Reverend Rich Chronis presiding.

VISITATION at 6-8 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at the Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.

INTERMENT at Siloa Cemetery of Braham.

Anderson, Lillian Viola , age 89, passed away Friday, January 8, 2010, 8:00AM at Grand Village of Grand Rapids, Minnesota after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

She was born November 27, 1920 to Andrew and Gertrude Anderson in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Their family later moved to the Grasston area where she graduated from Grasston School in 1940. She married Ivan Anderson on February 1, 1941. During WWII she worked at General Mills in Minneapolis. They moved back to Braham in 1945. Ivan and Lillian purchased the Braham Coop Oil Station in January of 1947 and became parents that same year. In 1964 she started cooking at the Braham High School and then transferred to Southview Elementary School where she cooked until she retired in 1986. Many of the children called her “Cooky”.

She was a member of the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church and was active in the Ladies Aid in her younger years.

Lillian was an excellent cook who could whip up a delicious meal in no time. She made all food tasty and made buns that melted in your mouth. She loved to feed people- family, friends, and the little and big people at school. She would give cookies to neighborhood kids and their friends anytime they rang her doorbell She also enjoyed playing cards and even more so, when she won (which was often). She loved to chat over a cup of coffee at her kitchen table.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Andrew and Gertrude, husband Ivan in 1987, brothers; Robert and Oscar, and sisters; Rose and Margaret.

She is survived by daughter, Sydney Gray (Ken Somerville) of Grand Rapids, sister Carrie Morgan of Fort Worth, Texas. Brother-in-laws; Walton Anderson of Braham, LeRoy (Joanne) Anderson of Fridley, sister-in-laws; Deloris Anderson of Columbia Heights, and Marion Anderson of Anoka, nieces; Carol, Mary, Judy, Gaynelle, and nephews; Robert, Fred, Larry, Lee, Glen, David and Daren. Lily also leaves behind her special caretakers, Bev and Gordon Stigen and LeeAnne Schlotthauer.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 13 at Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church. Rev. Richard Chronis officiated. Music was provided by Ruth Grundyson and Kitty Haley. Pallbearers were Larry Southerland, Lee Southerland, David Anderson, Daren Anderson, Robert Anderson and Kenny Ceaglske. Interment was at Siola Cemetery. Arrangements by Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.

3 thoughts on “LILLIAN V. ANDERSON”

  1. Syd, our thoughts are with you and Ken during all of the days you are planning and taking care of arrangements. Finally Lillian has some peace and is free of her earthly body. It was a long haul for her. Love, Yvette

  2. Dearest Syd,
    Both Darwin and I have such fond memories of your Mother, she was such a wonderful lady.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.
    With sympathy and love,
    Darwin and Marlene Nelson

  3. Syd,
    Just wanted to let you know what a special person your mother was. I first met your mom when I was a student at Stanchfield. Her soft voice, kind heart and great food will always be remembered. She was also a dear friend to my mom, Elaine Goetz. Lillian and my mom are probably having a cup of coffee together and catching up on old times! You and Ken will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Char Graham

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