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Delores Anderson, 82

Delores Corrine (Fortney) Anderson, age 82, of Dassel, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

She was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Bowdon, ND, the daughter of Nordahl and Margaret (Dalene) Fortney. She grew up on the family farm, and went to country school near Bowdon. She later attended school in Heaton, ND, before attending and graduating from the Fessenden High School in 1947.

After high school, Delores attended Concordia College in Moorhead, and graduated in 1951.

After graduation, Delores was employed by the Dassel High School until 1953, when she moved to LeSueur, where she taught until 1955.

Delores was united in marriage to Wilton Leroy Anderson June 26, 1955, in Bowdon, ND. They made their home in Dassel, where she continued to teach at the Dassel High School. Delores took some time off to take care of her family, but continued to work as a substitute teacher.

In 1974, Delores worked as a librarian at the Dassel Cokato School District, and in 1980, was employed by the school district as a life science teacher. She retired from teaching in 1993.

Delores enjoyed spending time with her family, and was proud of her sons’ and grandsons’ accomplishments. As a “people person,” she always had time to make a new friend and catch up with old friends.

She also loved to do needlework, garden, make afghans, or just sit for a little while and watch the geese nest in the pond outside her window. Delores will be missed by her family and her many friends.

She is survived by her sons, Paul Anderson of Bedford, VA, and Steve Anderson of St. Cloud, two grandchildren, Nathan and Brandon Anderson; a sister, Arlen Busse of Henderson; sister-in-law Bernice Schulz of Hutchinson; and several nieces and nephews.

Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Wilton; and her parents.

A memorial service took place Tuesday, June 5 at 11 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Revs. Steven Olson and John Peterson officiating; followed by interment of the urn at the Dassel Community Cemetery.

There was a time to gather with the family Monday evening, June 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.