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Published May 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

Irene Anderson

Irene Anderson, 97, West Fargo, ND died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo.

Irene Ottelia (Johnson) Anderson was born in Prosper, ND on June 20, 1915. She was the third child born to Oscar and Martina (Ecklund) Johnson. Irene went to Moorhead State Teacher’s College and began her teaching career at the Twitchel School, a one-room school house with Kindergarten through 8th grade. She married Raymond Anderson on August 30, 1940 and resided on the farm near Gardner, ND. Irene took some time off after her marriage to raise her family and help take care of the farm. She continued her teaching career at the Argusville and Arthur schools. Irene has lived in Fargo, ND (Woodland Acres), Dent, MN (Star Lake), and West Fargo, ND.

Irene Anderson

Irene Anderson, 97, West Fargo, ND died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo.

Irene Ottelia (Johnson) Anderson was born in Prosper, ND on June 20, 1915. She was the third child born to Oscar and Martina (Ecklund) Johnson. Irene went to Moorhead State Teacher’s College and began her teaching career at the Twitchel School, a one-room school house with Kindergarten through 8th grade. She married Raymond Anderson on August 30, 1940 and resided on the farm near Gardner, ND. Irene took some time off after her marriage to raise her family and help take care of the farm. She continued her teaching career at the Argusville and Arthur schools. Irene has lived in Fargo, ND (Woodland Acres), Dent, MN (Star Lake), and West Fargo, ND.

She is survived by three children, Galen (Robertta) Anderson, Perham, MN, Renee Martin, West Fargo and Valorie Wilson, Minneapolis, MN; 8 grandchildren, MeChel (Jeff) Lind, Craig Anderson, Chad (Mindi) Martin, KrisAnn Martin, Kyle Martin, Kelli Wilson, Mark (Jessica) Wilson and Jeffrey (Leah) Wilson; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Audrey Dura, North Branch, MN.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; sisters, Bertha and Celia; brother, Clifford; and sons-in-law, Gary Martin and Ronald Wilson.

Visitation: Friday, May 17, 2013 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo.

Funeral: Saturday at 11 AM at Herby Lutheran Church, rural Argusville, ND.

Burial: Herby Lutheran Cemetery.

Online: westfuneralhome.com

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