Marjorie Ann Anderson, age 87, of Dassel, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at her residence.
A memorial service will take place Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel with Pastor Darren Olson officiating. Interment of the urn will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Willmar following the service.
There will be a time to gather with the family one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
Marjorie was born April 7, 1931, near Belview, Kintire Township, Redwood County, Minnesota, the daughter of Edwin and Hazel (VanCampen) Monson. She was baptized and later confirmed in the Christian faith, and was presently a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel.
Marjorie graduated from Belview High School, and then from the North Central Bible College in Minneapolis in 1952.
She was united in marriage to Gordon Olson June 27, 1954, in an Alaskan Indigenous Native village of Northway in a log cabin. Together, Marjorie and Gordon worked as missionaries and made their home in the Minto, AK area until 1969, when they moved to Angoon, AK.
In 1981, Marjorie and Gordon moved back to Willmar, because of Gordon’s health.
After his death, Marjorie moved to Minneapolis, where she was employed as a secretary in the district office for the Secretary of the Assembly of God Church in Minnesota.
Marjorie was united in marriage to Lowell Anderson May 18, 1996. The couple made their home in Long Prairie for several years before moving to Dassel.
For several years, Marjorie and Lowell were the caretakers of the Lake Beauty Bible Camp in rural Long Prairie.
Marjorie loved to tell stories about her life in Alaska. She had a quiet and private faith, she lived her life serving God and served faithfully wherever she was needed. She loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Marjorie enjoyed nature, bird watching, especially cardinals; and she always had gorgeous roses and flowers. She was a talented musician, playing piano and had played the clarinet in the North Park College Band.
She is survived by step-children, Dale (Heidi) Anderson of Brainerd, Brian (Maria) Anderson of Dassel, Cherri Anderson of St. Cloud, Holly (Lee) Nordmeyer of Faribault, Phil (Ann) Anderson of Dassel, and Jill (Lloyd) Heaver of Cokato; a nephew, Jim (Linda) Bartz of Rogers; six grandchildren, Taylor (Ali) Nordmeyer, Conor Nordmeyer, Cammi Nordmeyer, Kiersten Heaver, Mathew Kramer, and Karen Jacobs; one great-grandson, Issaac Nordmeyer; one great nephew, Sam Bartz; and a brother-in-law, Bill Bartz of Maple Grove.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husbands, Gordon and Lowell; her parents; and her sister, Marion Bartz.