Lidia M. Wandersee, age 92, of Park View Care Center in Buffalo, formerly of Delano, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011.
She was born Dec. 7, 1918, to Herman and Freda (Topel) Krause, at home in Delano. Lidia was baptized Jan. 12, 1919, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano by the Rev. E.H. Bruns, and confirmed by the same July 24, 1932.
Lidia was united in marriage with George H. Wandersee Oct. 20, 1937, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano. They observed 52 years of marriage.
George and Lidia farmed for 31 years in the Delano area.
Lidia was also employed outside of the home for 12 years.
She enjoyed traveling to Germany, as well as Hawaii, and other states. She also loved to fish.
Lidia is survived by her children, Elizabeth Schmidt of Delano, Robert (Joan) Wandersee of Aitkin, Frederick (LaDonna) Wandersee of South Haven, Shirley (Dennis) Bodin of Watertown, SD, Charles Wandersee of Motley, Diane (Kenneth) Huston of Buffalo, Duane (Julie) Wandersee of Delano, Kenneth (Virginia) Wandersee, Kathy Parker, all of Buffalo, Jerry (Karen) Wandersee of Delano, and Nancy (Jack) Sawyer of Howard Lake; a daughter-in-law, Sandra of Longville; 37 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 16 great, great-grandchildren; a brother, George Krause of Montrose; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George, Dec. 1, 1989; her father and mother, Herman and Freda Krause; sons Richard, Donald, and David Wandersee; siblings Alfred, Edwin, Viola, Melvin, Herbert, Willard, Roger, Gordon, Richard, and Frederick; a grandson; two great-granddaughters; a great, great-granddaughter; and by a son-in-law, Jim Parker.
Funeral services took place Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo with visitation for two hours prior to the services at the funeral home. Pastor Highland Goodman officiated, and interment followed at Mount Olive-West in rural Delano.
Casket bearers were Daniel Wandersee, James Hubbell, Eric Butler, Todd Keating, Mike Schmidt, and Darcy Wandersee.
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com