Lois Irene Anderson

Lois Irene Anderson

Lois Irene Anderson was born on September 29, 1920 in Akron, Colorado. Lois was the daughter of Golda (Purdy) and Henry Rodenborg. She was baptized in her faith in 1920. The Rodenborgs moved from Colorado to Ada, Minnesota, where she graduated from High School on July 2, 1936.

Lois was united in marriage to Emil W. Mattkins on November 11, 1942. This marriage was blessed with two children, Wesley Emil and Allen Henry. They shared nine years of marriage until Emil passed away in 1951.

Lois then moved to Comfort Township, near Mora, Minnesota. This is where she met and married John Danielson. This marriage was blessed with 35 years, until cancer took him away.

In May 1992, she was united in marriage to Clifford Anderson. They lived in Almelund, Minnesota, and were together for eight years until he passed away.

During Lois’s younger years she worked for Fingerhut Corp. Then in the 1970s she worked for EPC and retired in 1982. Lois was very active in the American Legion and VFW auxiliaries, the Democratic National Party and 4-H. Lois loved to sew, bake, crochet, knit and quilt. Her hands were never idle. She crocheted many hats and scarves which she donated to many different organizations.

She also loved to garden and canned just about anything you could eat. From 1985 to 1990 she and her husband, John, were part of the Foster Grandparents program, working with the handicapped and special needs children.

Lois passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the First Light Health Systems in Mora, Minnesota, at the age of 91. She is survived by Allen and Marian (Anderson) Mattkins and Nina (Teich) Mattkins, five grandchildren, Renee (Mattkins) Hantge, Allen Mattkins, Tanya (Mattkins) Vacek, Aaron Mattkins and Anson Mattkins. She had nine great-grandchildren.

Lois is preceded in death by her parents, her son Wesley, three brothers, Harold, Lyman, and Everette, and one sister Ruby, many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, June 20 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Douglas Larson officiating.  Music was provided by Betty Smith and Jon Ekstrom.  Urn bearers were Lois’s grandchildren.

Inurnment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

Arrangements were handled by Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.  Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.

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