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Margaret May Anderson

February 14, 1934 - April 26, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Margaret May Anderson

Margaret May Anderson

Born: February 14, 1934
Died: April 26, 2021
Age: 87

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   Margaret May Anderson, the daughter of Marshall and Frances (Olmsted) Elkin, was born February 14, 1934 in Estherville, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent in Spencer, where she received her education, graduating from Spencer High School in 1953.  After her schooling she worked as a bookkeeper at Spurgeon’s in Spencer.

     Margaret married Deane Anderson on June 14, 1959 in Spencer. After their marriage, they farmed near Spencer for many years.  She was an active member of the First Christian Church in Spencer, where she was CWF president, secretary, group leader and deacon.  She also did volunteer work, was on the care review committee for Longhouse Residence, and was a TOPS member. Margaret was always known for being a good cook, one of her specialties was her homemade rolls. People always loved to show up to their home for meals and card games.

     She passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Monday, April 26, 2021 at the age of 87.  Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Laura Marie Elkin.

     Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Deane of Spencer, IA; children: Randall (Kathy) Anderson of Fostoria, IA, Bradley (Julie) Anderson of Schaller, IA, Deanna (Dick) McCord of Spencer, IA, Rodney (Dawn) Anderson of Dickens, IA; 8 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 2 sisters: Vivian (Wendell) Anderson of Spencer, IA, Doris Salton of Dickens, IA; a brother, Marshall (Lillian) Elkin of Carlock, IL; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will take place 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 29, at First Baptist Church in Spencer.
Pastor Curtis Batschelet
Jordan Heilman
Scott McCord
Sean McCord
Grant Anderson
Wren Anderson
Reno Anderson
Katie Fast
Rachel Anderson
Shelby Heilman

Visitation will take place Wednesday, April 28, starting at 5:00 P.M., with family present from 5-7:00 P.M. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"Because He Lives"
"One Day At A Time"
"Until Then"
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9:03 AM
“So sorry for your loss O my margret you will be missied by many of us rip ”
- hajrija sky
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9:03 AM
“I am thinking of Margaret's family with gratitude for my many wonderful memories of our experiences in years past! I know how much Margaret will be missed by so many but also know that each and everyone will have their own wonderful memories to keep her loving, caring spirit among us. ”
- Lynda Barnes
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 9:07 PM
“Margaret was such s sweet lady and so good to my mom. She and Dean always brought a Hershey’s bar with her birthday card. So sorry for your loss. May your sweet memories comfort you!”
- Fran LeClair
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 1:59 PM
“Our condolences. So Sorry for your loss. ”
- Pete & Rosemary Norgaard
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 1:59 PM
“Another angel in Heaven. May God bless you with comfort and fond memories.”
- Myra S Coover
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 12:03 PM
“Ruth and I are sad to hear of Margaret’s passing, but we know that she is safe and well in God’s house. Heaven’s goodness, comfort, grace and peace be with you all!”
- David A. Nash
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 8:45 AM
“My heart and prayers go out to your entire family. ”
- Jean Christensen
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:49 AM
“A beautiful life that was well lived. Prayers for the entire family. May you grieve well but not without hope! ”
- Jon Pausley
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:49 AM
“I have no words... my heart broke when I learned the news. What a very special woman, she will be missed. She always made me feel welcome and treated me like family. --- Stephanie Napp ”
- Stephanie Napp
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:49 AM
“Dear Family,
We were so sorry to hear about Margaret.. What a sweet lady !
I will miss sending cards to her.
Know you are all in our thoughts and Prayers.
- Jackie Mann
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:49 AM
“My sincere sympathies to Margaret’s family! So sorry to hear of her passing! Sending Dean and his family hugs! Thinking of you all at this time!”
- Sherri Kruse
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:49 AM
“Doris, Vivian, Rod, Deanna, and all of your families, I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all at this difficult time. God Bless”
- Lynda Cornwell
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:49 AM
“We have been truly blessed to have known Margret and her entire Family her and Dean have always made us feel like part of the family She has been a great wife, mother, and Grandmother. We will miss her very much, praying for you at this very difficult time. Much love Marilyn and Glenn.
- Marilyn and Glenn Biggar and Family
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:48 AM
“To the entire Anderson Family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Let God wrap his arms around you and comfort you with peace. ”
- Doug & Carolyn Alger
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:48 AM
“We extend our deepest, heartfelt sympathy to all of Margaret's family. Margaret was one of the nicest, sweetest ladies that you could ever know. It was truly an honor to know her and call her friend. May God surround you with His love and help ease your sorrow. Love to Margaret's entire family. Milo and Sharon ”
- Milo & Sharon Allen
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:48 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a wonderful caring person, who always made us welcome in her home. She was a Christian who knew what that meant.... ”
- Mike & Kim Moschenrose
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:48 AM
“To Margaret's Family. May God wrap you in love and strength now and always. She was a special person. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dale & Becky”
- Becky Woolery
Monday, April 26, 2021 at 3:05 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear about Margaret's passing. She was the sweetest ♡ Thoughts and prayers extended to the family ♡”
- Missy Lair
Monday, April 26, 2021 at 3:05 PM
“So very sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful woman who always had a smile on her face and a sing song voice!! I’m glad I got to know her ❤️”
- Summer Slunecka
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