Virginia Mae (Thorn) Anderson, the daughter of Walter and Clara (Hill) Thorn, was born January 8, 1923, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1941.
On December 29, 1941, Virginia was united in marriage with Alfred "Bud" Anderson in Bethany, Missouri. After their marriage, the couple lived on farms north of Goldfield and Renwick and moved to Eagle Grove in 1966. Alfred preceded her in death on May 30, 2009.
Virginia worked at Morton's, local grocery stores, restaurants and after retiring, she enjoyed being a caregiver to many who needed a little extra help.
She was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove. Virginia enjoyed BINGO, Bus trips and traveling with her family.
Virginia passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge, at the age of 93 years. She was also preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Bud Thorn, Dolly Griffith, Viola Willett, Vivian Chapman and Bob Thorn; granddaughter, Nikki Russell and great great-granddaughter, Lily.
Survivors include her four children: Merle Anderson of Fort Dodge, Judy Hoveland and husband Mike of Stratford, Larry Anderson and wife Kathy of Eagle Grove, Mary Russell and husband Tony of Twin Lakes; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 18 great great-grandchildren; sister, Beverly Askvig of Eagle Grove and sister-in-law, Lillian Stevenson of Clarion.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 21, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove with Pastor Jason Cooper officiating. Visitation is Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove.
Memorials will be left to the discretion of the family.
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