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Dorothy J. Anderson

March 20, 1930 — March 23, 2016

Dorothy J. Anderson

Dorothy Jean Anderson, 86, of Forest City died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Lake Mills Care Center, Hospice Serenity Suite, in Lake Mills, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Monday, March 28, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church in Forest City with the Rev. Doug Farrell officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery immediately following the service.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 27 from 5:30 to 8 P.M. at the Cataldo Schott Funeral Home in Forest City and will continue from 1 – 1:30 P.M. prior to the service at the Church.

Dorothy, the daughter of Irvin and Grace (Robinson) Krieger was born in Woden, Iowa on March 20, 1930. Her mother Grace passed away in 1935 when she was five years of age. Her father then was remarried to Blanche Peters in 1939 when Dorothy was 9 years old. She attended and graduated from Thompson High School in 1948. She served as Senior Class President and actively participated in the Glee Club, Band, Mixed Chorus, Class Plays, Pep Club, Cub Staff, and was a Cheerleader. During High School she also worked as a Nanny and a Switchboard Operator.

Following graduation she attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with a Teaching Degree. She then taught Country School in Linden Township, grades 1-8. Dorothy accepted the Lord as her personal Savior and later attended the Grand Rapids Baptist Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She married Marvin Dean Anderson on December 30, 1950 and they were married for 62 years. She and Marvin were active members of the Calvary Baptist Church for most of their lives. She was a beautiful, dedicated, humble wife and mother. She and Marvin farmed his father’s family farm located west of Forest City for 50+ years.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Sandra Hixson (Larry) of Des Moines, Iowa; Michael Anderson (Sheri) of Chandler, Arizona; Mishelle Anderson Dalal of Clarksburg, Maryland and Teresa Hunemuller (Brad) of Lantana, Texas. Her grandchildren include: Heidi Zawisza, Peter Hixson, Hannah Bickford, Stephanie Stocker, Chris Anderson, Tom Anderson, Jennifer Anderson, Brittany Hunemuller Anderson, Bianca Dalal, and Sydney Hunemuller. Great grandchildren include Hope Hixson, Carter Zawisza, Addie Hixson, Ava Zawisza, Miriam Bickford, Matthew Stocker and Joshua Stocker. Additionally she is survived by sisters Catherine Schroeder and Verna Knutson of Rochester, Minnesota as well as cousins, nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Marvin; her parents, grandparents, great grandparents and her brother Irvin Dean Krieger.
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Sunday, March 27, 2016

5:30 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Cataldo Funeral Home - Main Office

760 Center Avenue, Garner, IA 50438

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Monday, March 28, 2016

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