|2/14/2018 9:14:00 AM|
Marlene L. Anderson, 76, of Windom, formerly of Heron Lake, died Feb. 7, 2018, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lakefield.
A Celebration of Life service was Monday at American Lutheran Church in Windom with Pastor Sarah Larsen Tade officiating.
Special music was provided by Karen Wojahn, organist; and Keith Lohse, vocalist.
Casket bearers were Jared Thomas, Grant Den Herder, Robert Swenson, Marvin Bimberg, Clifford Bimberg and David Hepola.
Honorary casket bearers were Makayla Thomas, Amy Den Herder, Rachel Anderson, Sarah Anderson, Stella Anderson and Kora Anderson.
Burial was at Springfield Township Cemetery in rural Windom.
+Marlene Louise Bimberg was born Jan. 7, 1942, to Walter and Ida (Niemela) Bimberg in Red Eye Township of Wadena County. She was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Sebeka.
Marlene received her education in Menagha Public Schools, graduating in 1959. She furthered her education at Wadena Technical College before working at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes, the Larson Boat Factory in Little Falls and a bank in St. Paul.
In 1965, Marlene married Roger Jerome Anderson at Grace Lutheran Church in Sebeka. They lived on their farm west of Sebeka until 1972 when they bought a farm north of Heron Lake, where they continued raising their family.
In addition to being a mother and housewife, Marlene worked at Mix Bakery in Windom and Lakeview Nursing Home in Heron Lake.
In 1999, Marlene and Roger moved to Heron Lake to help care for Les Leopold, with whom they developed a special friendship. They retired in 2006 and moved to Windom.
Marlene moved to Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lakefield in 2015.
Marlene was a member of American Lutheran Church in Windom and a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Okabena, where she was involved with ladies aide.
She enjoyed gathering with friends to celebrate birthdays, giggles, coffee and sweet treats as a member of the birthday/TOGA (Therapy or Gossip Association) club. She also enjoyed gardening, being involved with her children's activities and spending time with her grandchildren as well as family and friends.
She will be remembered for her painting and drawing talent and cake decorating.
She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Melvin Bimberg; and a sister, Delores Bimberg.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Roger J. Anderson of Lakefield; children: Mary (Steve) Den Herder of Cleveland, Dean (Brenda) Anderson of Jackson, Janna Thomas of Lakefield and Daniel (Korrie) Anderson of Hartley, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and three siblings: Marvin (Linda) Bimberg of Plymouth, Clifford (Karen) Bimberg of Detroit Lakes and Andrea (David) Hepola of Duluth.