Wife of Rev. David Anderson, former pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Crookston.
Arla R. Anderson, 75, of 2176 Saint Ambrose Street, Dubuque, Iowa, received the end of her faith, the salvation of her soul (1 Peter 1:9), on Thursday morning, January 10, 2013, following a bout with pancreatic cancer. She died at home.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2145 Kennedy Road, with the Pastors Kristian Kincaid and Jesse Cearlock officiating. Friends may call at the church from 3 to 7 pm Monday or from 10 to 10:45 Tuesday, before the service. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
She was born February 10, 1937, in Lake George, Minnesota, the daughter of Axel and Ellamae Moberg. She was baptized in First English Lutheran Church in Dorset, Minnesota and confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) at Lake George.
She married David Anderson on June 5, 1955, also at Trinity, Lake George. This union was blessed with three children, twins Joel and Thomas of Orlando, Florida and Krista of Dubuque. They presently have eight grandchildren, Madi (Mike) Meller of Russellville, Missouri, Zach Anderson of Jefferson City, Missouri, Shakina (Sean) Bosveld of Dubuque, Christian Anderson of Dubuque, Melissa, Jennifer, and Megan Anderson of Orlando, Florida and Cheyenne Fransen of Fridley, Minnesota. They also have two great grandchildren, Sophie McIntyre and Braedynn Bosveld, both of Dubuque.
Surviving are her husband, Rev. David Anderson, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, Dale, of Park Rapids, Minnesota; and two sisters, Claire of Grundy Center, Iowa and Brenda of Laporte, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by three babies who died as a result of miscarriages with whom she has now been reunited in the mansions of heaven.
Jesus loved her and redeemed her with His precious blood and brought her to saving faith by the gracious workings of the Holy Spirit through word and sacrament. Then last Thursday morning He presented her faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. (Jude 24). This was all Gods doing, not her own.
The family would like to thank the pastors and members of Our Redeemer congregation for their love and support. The family also would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for their loving care.