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Phyllis Anderson

May 6, 1933 - January 6, 2021
From: Peterson, IA
Phyllis Anderson

Phyllis Anderson

Born: May 6, 1933
Died: January 6, 2021
Age: 87

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  Phyllis Jean Anderson, the daughter of Leo and Lena Westphal Struve was born on May 6, 1933, on a farm northwest of Paullina, Iowa. She started school in Sutherland, Iowa, and went through 8th grade. She attended school in Hartley, Iowa, graduating in 1951.
  She married Duane Anderson on August 26, 1951, in Hartley, Iowa. They farmed together in the Peterson, Iowa, area until 1991, where their daughter and two sons grew up. Phyllis enjoyed Sunday morning coffees at their house, baking, fishing, traveling, dancing and spending several winters in Arizona. She enjoyed working in the church, and most of all her children and grandchildren and close friends.
  Phyllis was a member of the First Congregational Church in Peterson, Women’s Fellowship, served on the church board, taught Sunday School, was a youth group leader, choir director and held several offices in them throughout the years. She enjoyed being a member of the OAO Society for over 50 years.
  Phyllis passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s in Sioux City, Iowa, at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her parents; her father-in-law and mother-in-law; her loving husband, Duane of 69 years; one precious son, Rick in 2010; one grandson; two sisters: Helen Rohwer and Bernadine Johannsen; and one brother, Irvin Struve.
  Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Cheri Brown and husband, Greg of Peterson, IA; son, Jon and wife, Janet of Peterson, IA; daughter-in-law, Deb Anderson of Peterson, IA; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

Private family graveside services will be held.
Pastor Tyler Thomsen
Honorary Bearers
Jordan Jalas
Trent Goettsch
Emily Anderson
Dan Akers
Kellie Anderson

Casket Bearers
Ryan Brown
Shane Brown
Tait Anderson
Gage Anderson
Amanda Akers
Travis Anderson
Bryn Goettsch
Bree Jalas
Public visitation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M., Sunday, January 10, at the First Congregational Church in Peterson.
"The Lord's Prayer"
by Ryan Brown
Oakland Cemetery
Peterson, Iowa


Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:07 AM
“Will so miss Duane and Phyllis. We had so much fun when we were together in Tucson all
those years, and at our Tucson reunions all the years since. She said last year she didn't think
they would be able to come this year and she was right. God bless their memories. I know
how they loved their family so my heart goes out to all of you. Darleen Bjugan”
- Darleen Bjugan
Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 10:55 AM
“Eternal rest grant unto Jeanie, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. A very special aunt whose passing leaves a void in our hearts.”
- Pam Johannsen
Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:35 AM
“I'm sorry for your loss, Phyllis was a wonderful woman and will be missed. I'm sure she and Duane are dancing once again! My deepest sympathy.”
- Candi Whittenburg
Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. This last few weeks certainly must have been trying for you. God bless and keep you.”
- Judy Langholz
Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:32 AM
“Cheri, Jon and families. so very sorry for your loss. This month has definitely been a challenge for all of you that none of us want to experience. So many great memories of Phyllis and the family get togethers that we had years ago. Your mom was one special lady who always had a smile and hello for everyone!! May all your great memories carry you through the days ahead. Sending hugs and prayers to all!!”
- Michelle Lange
Friday, January 8, 2021 at 8:05 AM
“Cheri, Jon, and family - I am so sorry to hear of Phyllis’s passing. I will always cherish the memories I have with them at my grandma’s cafe, at the church, and then later at Mary’s coffee when I came home to visit. Prayers, hugs and love to you all. ”
- Bryan Goettsch
Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 8:04 PM
“We are so very sorry for your loss ”
- Jen, Todd, Wyatt & Gage Heying
Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 8:04 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Phyllis‘s family We have very special memories, of our times we spent together. They were great couple. ”
- Pat & Carol Gehl
Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 8:04 PM
“You must have so many wonderful memories with a woman who had such a robust peronality. Our thoughts are with you.”
Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 5:24 PM
“I am so so sorry, my heart is breaking for you. Just remember they are together again. Prayers of comfort for you all. ”
- Mary (Reed) Olthoff
Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 2:12 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Phyllis was a very special friend to everyone ”
- Carol Johnson
Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 12:25 PM
“We are so sorry to hear about Phyllis’ passing she was such a wonderful lady. God bless the family she will be missed ❣️”
- Mary and Kent Johannsen
Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:59 AM
“Gosh, I am so sorry to hear about Phyliss. Just saddened. I am thinking of and praying for your family! ”
- Daryl Orthmann
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 8:24 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I can not believe it yet. I loved her laugh, smile and her personality. We will all miss her. She will be taken care of in heaven by all who are there. I can see a few of them getting together for coffee.
- Dawn Fuhrman
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 8:24 PM
“We are so so sorry for your loss. What you are going through is unimaginable. Keep your memories close to your heart and we will be keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.”
- David and Mary Dean
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