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Dora Anderson, 84

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Dora Jane Anderson, 84, Hoffman, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, under the care of Douglas County Hospice at Bethany Home in Alexandria. She had been a resident at Glenwood Retirement Village for the past 1-1/2 years.

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Dora was born June 19, 1929 in Hancock to Alonzo and Grace (Mullins) Standafer. Dora was baptized twice; the first time in a river and later in the Church of the Brethren. She attended elementary school through the fourth grade in District 17. She moved with her family to Benson, Starbuck, and then Morris, and she graduated from Morris High School in 1947.

Dora worked for the Midwestern Bell Telephone Company, The Morris Sun, Bohn Drug Store, and the Veterinary Office in Hoffman.

Dora was united in marriage to Rodger Anderson on March 9, 1951. To this union four children were born, Janet, Connie, Curt and Alan.

Dora was a 40-year survivor of breast cancer. She was a devoted mother and had many hobbies that she passed on to her children. She baked bread and many goodies, made quilts for her children and all her grandchildren. She took painting classes and painted many pictures; she enjoyed playing pool with her friends, sang in the Senior Church Choir, and directed the Junior Choir.

She is survived by her husband, Rodger; children, Janet (Darrel) Holverson, Connie Fields, Curt (Cindy) Anderson, and Alan (Becky) Anderson; seven grandchildren, Jason (Leah) Anderson, Kesha Anderson, Aaron (Andrea) Anderson, Jennifer Anderson, Brianna Holverson, Ryan Holverson, and Chris Fields; and two great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Amelia Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; all of her siblings, twin sister, Della Standafer Trieschel; half-sisters, Ada Griener, Ruby Luthi and Rosie Martin; half-brothers, Glen Cook, Earl Standafer, Ralph Standafer and Lloyd Standafer

Services were held Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman.

Burial was at Bethel Cemetery in Hoffman.

Arrangements are with Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman; www.EricksonSmithFH.com.

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