Virginia M. Anderson, 88, of Mason City, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton.
Funeral services will be held 1:30 P.M., Thursday, May 16th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Ave., in Mason City with Rev. Dan Garrietts officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood – St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Wednesday, May 15th at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., in Mason City and will resume one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or MercyOne North Iowa Hospice.
Virginia Mae Anderson, the daughter of Lester and Helga (Helgeson) Peterson, was born February 15, 1931 in Austin, Minnesota. She grew up in Lyle, Minnesota where she graduated from high school in 1949. During high school, she worked at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea. She then moved to Mason City and was employed at Park Hospital from 1949 to 1952. On August 17, 1952 she was married to Calvin Anderson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City. They lived in Mason City where they raised their family. Virginia worked at Mercy Medical Center as a nurse’s aide for 19 years retiring in 1986. She enjoyed her family, sewing, embroidering and trips with Calvin to Branson, Missouri.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Virginia is survived by her husband of 66 years, Calvin, of Mason City; four children, Donna Kaster of Clear Lake, Susan (Randy) Johnson of Manhattan, KS, Carol (Robert) Greimann of Clear Lake and Douglas (Annette) Anderson of Mason City; seven grandchildren, Lisa Kaster, Stephanee Johnson, Nathaniel Johnson, Michael (Jessica) Anderson, Jennifer Barr and fiancé, Bob Sankey, Emily (Cole) Arndt and Corey (Melissa) Greimann; 11 great grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Loretta) Peterson of Eagan, MN; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Charlotte Anderson; and a sister, Margie (Gary) Williams.
Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery