SPRINGFIELD – Imogene Marie Anderson, 85, of Springfield, was called to her heavenly home at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center.
She was born April 11, 1924, in Galesburg, IL,
the daughter of Percy F. and Edith Marie Ecklund Kennedy. She married Pastor Glenn L. Anderson on June 27, 1948, at First Lutheran Church in Galesburg, IL
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Daniel Anderson; and a sister, Irene Anderson.
Mrs. Anderson was a resident of Springfield for the last 3½ years and was formerly of Royal, IL, for 18 years.
She worked in the health-care field at hospitals and clinics and was a homemaker.
She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, past member of WELCA, Royal Quilters group, was very active in the congregations served by her pastor husband and as an officer in area church organizations. She graduated from Galesburg High School and attended Augustana College.
Surviving are her husband, Pastor Glenn L. Anderson; eight daughters, Beth (Philip) Dralle of Pekin, Deberah Breen of Tucson, AZ, Rebecca (James) Murray of West Allis, WI, Angela (Steve) Dyer of Sherman, Kristen (Daniel Hereth) Anderson-Hereth of Watertown, WI, Abby (Bob) Murphy of Normal, Sarah (Gary) Scott of LaMesa, CA, and Mary (Phil) Fauble of Verona, WI; 25 grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Beregi of Tucson, AZ; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Glen VanderKloot officiating. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Oetgen Lutheran Cemetery in Beardstown, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.
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