OBITUARY

Edith Lorraine Anderson

July 15, 1931April 26, 2018
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On April 26, 2018, Edith L. Anderson was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a two year battle with lung cancer. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel, burial will follow services in the Gilbert Cemetery.

Edith was the third of five children born to Harley and Esther (Koetz) Lehman in Winona, MN. At a young age her family moved to a farm outside of Northwood, IA where Edith graduated high school in 1949. After earning X-Ray and Clinical Technology degrees, she took a job as a Lab Technician at Boone County Hospital. While there she drew the blood of Ken Anderson. That poke led to more than a blood sample. The two were married on October 21, 1956. The couple moved to rural Gilbert and raised two children there. Later Edith would become a cook for the Gilbert School System for some 20 years.

After Ken passed away in 1995, Edith began an extensive volunteer career which earned her the title of “Unsung Hero” by the Ames Tribune. She was also chosen to represent volunteers on a United Way poster. Always a baker, Edith will be remembered by many as the Kringla Lady. A better baker than teacher, many a pupil tried to match the precision with which she made identical Kringla after Kringla but they never could match her perfection. At her peak Edith baked 120 dozen for people at Christmas time.

Edith is survived by her children, Doug (Twyla) Anderson of rural Gilbert and Sue (Curt) Carlson of rural Ames, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one sister and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and three siblings.

  • FAMILY

  • Harley Lehman, Father
  • Esther Lehman, Mother
  • Kenneth Anderson, Husband
  • Doug Anderson, Son
  • Sue Carlson, Daughter
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Spencer Carlson
  • Cheyenne Carlson
  • Ron Frandsen
  • Shane Moe
  • Phil Vogler
  • Clay Vogler
  • DONATIONS

  • Grace Bible Church

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Dave & Dianna Bangs

April 30, 2018

Doug and Family,
The thoughts and prayers of the Bangs & Brause family is with you.

Karen Baldwin

April 27, 2018

From left to right : Marge, Chuck, Edith, Harley and Dorothy

Karen Baldwin

April 27, 2018

Marty & Sandy Boller

April 27, 2018

We are so sad to hear this news! What a beautiful life of one godly woman who impacted many lives in a positive way! We are praying for you, the family, during this time of loss and grief. Godspeed!

Deb Swanson

April 27, 2018

So sorry for your loss! Edith was such a sweet, lovely, Godly woman. There are so many wonderful memories of her kindness and generosity it is hard to pick one.
I was one of the lucky ones that Edith taught to make her delicious Kringla although my never looked anything close to hers! She patiently and lovingly walked me through the steps until at least mine taste like hers!
All of our children's blankets were made by Grandma Edith and were loved until they were in tatters. When Kendra's got lost when she was still very young Edith searched and found the same material and made her a new one.
Edith was also a wonderful support to my mother-in-law, keeping in touch with her and getting together with her even when she moved.
Edith shown with the love of Jesus and we know she is home with her Lord!

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Biography

Edith Lorraine "Lehman" Anderson was the third of five children born to Harley and Esther (Koetz) Lehman in Winona, MN. At a young age her family moved to a farm outside of Northwood, IA where Edith graduated high school in 1949. After earning X-Ray and Clinical Technology degrees, she took a job as a Lab Technician at Boone County Hospital. While there she drew the blood of Ken Anderson. That poke led to more than a blood sample. The two were married on October 21, 1956. The couple moved to rural Gilbert and raised two children there. Later Edith would become a cook for the Gilbert School System for some 20 years.

After Ken passed away in 1995, Edith began an extensive volunteer career which earned her the title of “Unsung Hero” by the Ames Tribune. She was also chosen to represent volunteers on a United Way poster. Always a baker, Edith will be remembered by many as the Kringla Lady. A better baker than teacher, many a pupil tried to match the precision with which she made identical Kringla after Kringla but they never could match her perfection. At her peak Edith baked 120 dozen for people at Christmas time.

On April 26, 2018, Edith L. Anderson was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a two year battle with lung cancer. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel, burial will follow services in the Gilbert Cemetery.

Edith is survived by her children, Doug (Twyla) Anderson of rural Gilbert and Sue (Curt) Carlson of rural Ames, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one sister and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and three siblings.