Vivian M. Anderson, 92, of Clear Lake died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Faith Lutheran Church in Miller, Iowa, with Rose Visser, lay pastor officiating. Burial will be in Memorial
Park Cemetery in Mason City.
Visitation was held on Tuesday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.
Vivian M. Anderson, the daughter of Theodore and Ruth (Luscomb) Back, was born Dec. 21, 1919, on a farm near Clear Lake. She attended Grant Center rural school and Fertile High School. On March 10, 1937 she was married to Earl K. Anderson at her parent’s home near Clear Lake. Vivian was baptized and confirmed at Ellington Prairie Church in 1938. Earl and Vivian farmed northwest of Ventura for 38 years until retiring and moving into Ventura in 1975. Earl passed away in 1993. In 2001, Vivian moved to Clear Lake. She enjoyed attending Bible study.
She was a 4-H leader for Ellington Township Girls Club, a Sunday school teacher and an active member of Ellington Prairie Church and later Faith Lutheran Church in Miller.
Vivian is survived by her four children, Fran (Gary) Huling of Hampton, Sharon (Bob) Fischer of Hondo, Texas, Marge (Jim) Brasel of Eden Prairie, Minn. and Jerry (Joanie) Anderson of Clear Lake; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl, Feb. 11, 1993; and granddaughter, Connie Huling.
Cataldo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.