Funeral Services for Micki Anderson will be conducted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege, Nebraska with Reverend Jamie Strickler officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege.
Maxine “Micki” LaVonne (Carlson) Anderson, 72 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Micki was born November 28, 1939 in Holdrege, the 11th of 14 children born to Harry W. and Faris L. (Swisher) Carlson. Micki was baptized and became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Holdrege. She was a resident of the Phelps County area most of her life. She attended country school north of Loomis, and then attended school in Loomis, Kearney and Minden, until graduating from Holdrege High School with the class of 1957.
On October 15, 1960, she was united in marriage to Dale R. Anderson at the First Presbyterian Church and to this union three precious children were born: a daughter, Deborah Rae and two sons: Douglas Scott and Darren Bryce. They made their home on a dairy farm north of Holdrege. Micki enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafts, cooking, flowers, being with the family, but most of all enjoyed being out on the farm helping her husband. She later made Holcomb Evangelical Free Church her home church. In October 2010, they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with their immediate family in a special reunion in Omaha.
Micki was a good friend who always shared herself with a smile and a helping hand. Her philosophy of life was, “Do unto others as you would want done unto you and your life will be abundantly fulfilled.” She loved going to her kids and grandkids school and athletic events. Her husband, children and family were her life.
Micki was preceded in death by her parents; mothers-in-law: Myrtle Carlson and Esther Anderson; father-in-law, Reuben Anderson; 7 brothers: H. Winston Carlson, Paul W. Carlson, Stanley L. Carlson, Basil B. Carlson, L. Lemonte Carlson, Neal J. Carlson, and Randy M. Carlson; 4 sisters: Fern Swanson, Evelyn Bjorklund, DeLoris E. Aman and DeVona M. Carlson; 4 brothers-in-law: Robert Bjorklund, Bror Swanson, James Piska, and Robert Olson; 3 nephews: Brian Olson, Rick Hamlet and Lonnie Herndon; and one niece, Janice Swanson.
She is survived by her husband, Dale of Holdrege; one daughter, Debbi Watt and her husband, David of Lakeside, Arizona; two sons: Doug Anderson and his wife, Durene of Holdrege, Darren Anderson and his wife, Suzie of Holdrege; nine grandchildren: Brian Watt, Riley Svoboda, Danielle Anderson and her fiancé, Erick Axtell, Michael, Nicholas, Joseph and Spencer Anderson, Kenneth Hastings and his wife, Joanne, and David Hastings; one great-granddaughter, Audrey Svoboda; one sister, Bonnie Herndon and her husband, Fred of Orange Park, Florida; one brother, Donald L. “Jack” Carlson of Jacksonville, Florida; sisters-in-law: Jean Olson of Franklin, Nebraska, Carolyn Piska of Sun City, Arizona, Janet Merten and her husband, Rich of Amarillo, Texas, Marcille Rieber of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Eleanor Rogers of Holbrook, Nebraska, Janice VonLoh and her husband, Jim of Holdrege; brothers-in-law: Darold Anderson and his wife, Evelyn of Lakeland, Florida, Don Hohner and his wife, Barbara of Hastings, Nebraska; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
A memorial has been established in her memory and kindly suggested to the American Heart Association.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of arrangements.