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Lois Marguerite Anderson

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Worlein Funeral Home
Austin, Minnesota




Monday, November 19, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota


Grandview Cemetery
Austin, Minnesota


Lois M. Anderson, age 94 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Our House Senior Living in Austin. Lois Marguerite Sukow was born on October 24, 1924, in Dexter, Minnesota, to Karl and Martha (Fuerstenberg) Sukow. She attended grade school at Monitor School in rural Dexter. Lois completed 8th grade and her confirmation studies at the Trinity Lutheran Dexter Church School. In 1943, she graduated from Elkton High School. After graduation, she completed one year of teachers training and taught country school for 3 years. On June 8, 1947, Lois was united in marriage to Harry Anderson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dexter. The marriage was blessed with 5 children. In 1970, she starting working at the Austin High School in the library, retiring in 1997 after 27 years of a job she loved. Lois loved to travel and in 1998, shortly after her retirement she traveled to Scotland and Ireland. She was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin where she sang in the choir and volunteered visiting with church members who were shut-ins or residents of area nursing homes. Lois was also a member of the Retired Secretary Association, Mower County Senior Center, Red Hat Club “Crimson Cuties”, and bowled, she was the captain of their “sisters” team. She loved music, especially harmonizing, dancing, playing 500, writing poetry, reading, she contributed articles to the Austin Remembers book. Lois also liked to visit and have coffee, especially with the “teachers training” gals, and enjoyed planning class reunions and family reunions. She was a kind and loving mother and friend. Her children would hear her humming, she always had a song in her heart and a smile on her face. Lois will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children, Cheryl (Phillip) Qualey of Austin, MN, Alan (Barbara) Anderson of Watertown, WI, Cathy (Bruce) Kern of Pine City, MN, Craig (Karen) Anderson of Anthem, AZ, Todd (Allison) Anderson of Owatonna, MN; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy Stern of Austin, MN, Leo (Delores) Sukow of Albert Lea, MN, Betty Kraby of The Villages, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Martha Sukow; husband, Harry Anderson in 1968; and 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor James Groleau officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Austin. Memorials can be directed to the St. John’s Radio Fund or American Heart Association. Services are prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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