Marilyn R. Anderson, 88 of Columbus, passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 29, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison surrounded by her three daughters.
She was born March 26, 1931 in Madison, the only daughter of John K. and Amelia H. (Lerdahl) Gilbertson. She was married to Clarence “Sonny” Anderson July 9, 1956. Marilyn was employed by the canning factory and Wisconsin Cheeseman in her working days, but most importantly was a homemaker. Marilyn enjoyed playing bingo and Euchre, loved watching the Packers and eating Lutefisk at Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Church’s annual event.
Survivors include three daughters Diane (Jim) Halverson of Columbus, Karen (Gary) Smale of Whitewater, and Kimberly (Doug) Meixner of Rio; four grandchildren Jerad and Blake Halverson and Kelsey and Josh Price, and two great-grandchildren Taylor Halverson and Kacen Foerster. She was preceded in death by her parents and the father of her children, Clarence Anderson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 7 at 12 Noon at Bonnet Prairie Lutheran Church in Rio with Rev. Julie Krahn officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Prairie Cemetery in Keyeser. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of services at the church Saturday.
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