Vivian Merrie Anderson, 93, of Wahpeton, ND, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Manning will be officiating. Burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Breckenridge.
Vivian was born in Parkers Prairie, MN, on October 20, 1925, to Jason and Francis (Beedle) Allen. She grew up and went to school at District 40 and Parkers Prairie schools. After her schooling, she worked as a county nurse. Vivian was united in marriage to Robert Ted Anderson at Our Saviors Church, Rothsay, MN, on June 6, 1945. They made their home on a farm in Rothsay until 1970, when they then moved to Breckenridge, MN. Vivian cherished her time raising their seven children and was a wonderful, hardworking house wife and mother.
In her later years, Vivian worked at Clem’s Café, Wahpeton Rehab, and St. Catherine’s until her retirement.
Vivian enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing and embordering, and listening to country music. She also liked scary books and movies, playing cards, and road trips to visit her sisters. Above all, she cherished any time spent with her family.
Vivian is survived by her children, Ken (Ruth) Anderson, Betty (Jim) Resler, Denise (Tim) Shaw, Tim Anderson, Sandra Anderson, and Bob Anderson; grandchildren, Becky Resler, Lisa Resler, Cary Retzlaff, Amy Anderson, Kelly Anderson, Barb Niemi, Melissa Gilette, and Jon Bohner; step-grandchildren, Everett, Dennis, Brian, and Keith Lien; nine great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Ted Anderson; son, Gary Anderson; granddaughter, Shawn Anderson; parents, Jason and Francis Allen; siblings, Violet Huntington, Mary Allen, August Allen, Henry Allen, Chester Allen, Floyd (Marge) Allen, Sidney (Sarah) Allen, and Ruth (Sam) Huntington.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge.
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