The Free Press, Mankato, MN

November 12, 2012

Betty Anderson


—   Betty Anderson, age 85, of Mankato, MN; died Sunday November 11, 2012 in Mankato at Keystone Communities.  A gathering of friends and family will be one hour before the 11:00 am funeral service Friday Nov. 16, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kelley Iowa with burial at the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

  Betty was born on December 4, 1926 in Kelley, Iowa the daughter of Lewis B. and Minnie (Munson) Erickson. She graduated from Slater High School in 1945. She married Stanley Anderson on March 9, 1946 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kelley.  She and Stanley lived in Ames until 1971 when the couple moved to Mankato, where they purchased the OK Hardware Store. The couple were involved in the business until they retired in the mid 80's.  She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato.

  Betty is survived by her daughter, Charmian (Gary) Folkerts of Clive, a son, Don (Sandy) Anderson of San Jose,  California; granddaughter Jennifer (Rick) Lane great grandchildren, Spencer and Emma all of Clive,  sisters, Ramona Tokheim of Edina, Minnesota;  Patricia Crosley of Park Rapids, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and seven sisters and her husband Stanley in 2006.

  Online condolences may be sent to www.grandonfuneral andcremationcare.com