Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Lakeview Mennonite Church, rural Wolford, for Elizabeth Anderson, 92, who died Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Heart of America Medical Center.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Elizabeth was born Dec. 16, 1916, at home in rural Rolette County, a daughter of Levi and Kathryn (Gingerich) Graber. She was raised there and received her education in a country school near her home. She married Daniel Slaubaugh on Feb. 10, 1935 at Lakeview Mennonite Church. The couple rented and farmed several places before purchasing their own farm in Rolette County. Later, they moved to Wolford where they owned and operated Wolford Hardware and Service. Daniel died Feb. 23, 1973. She married Harold P. Anderson on Jan. 4, 1986 at her home in rural Wolford. They made their home on the Anderson family farm and spent many winters in Florida. Harold died Jan. 17, 2000. She then returned to her family farm. During her married years, she cared for ten foster children.
She was a member of Lakeview Mennonite Church and taught Sunday School.
She is survived by one son, Daniel of Wolford; three daughters, Catherine Shrock of Myakka City, Fla., Gloria Douville of Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Paula Eigsti of Hutchinson, Kan.; three step-children, Lonnie Anderson and Susan Steinke, both of Rugby, and Nolan Anderson of Gardner; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a son-in-law, Charles Grumbo of Bismarck; two sisters, Ada Slaubaugh of Michigan and Anna Slaubaugh of Wolford; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands; a daughter, Marian Grumbo; a grandson, Dallas Shrock; a son-in-law, Dennis Douville; a step-son, Grover Fox; four sisters, Saloma, Sarah, Katie and Mary; five brothers, Joe, Ervin, Emory, Abraham and Levi “Sonny”; and her parents.
Pastor Fred Kanagy and Nile Yoder officiated. Music was provided by Chad Eigsti, soloist, The Mennonite Family Singers and the congregation.
Casketbearers were Josh Anderson, Chad Eigsti, Paul Douville, Brian Stumpf, David Baer and Clay Loeffler.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.
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