Marshall Emmett Anderson


April 10, 1925 - April 8, 2013

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Marshall Anderson, 87, of rural Ottawa, was called to his heavenly Father surrounded by his loving family on April 8, 2013 at the Ottawa Pavilion.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 at Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church in Ottawa with the Rev. Timothy Johnson, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Monday at the church. Arrangements are through the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa.

Marsh was born April 10, 1925 in Freedom Township to Ole and Mathilde (Oftidahl) Anderson. He graduated from Serena High School. He married Magdalene Mary Dekreon on April 12, 1953 in Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church in Ottawa. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church. He farmed in Freedom Township which was his passion and was co-owner of Anderson –Ford dealership in Newark. He loved his family, cars and standard bred horse training.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Magdalene; four daughters, Denise Kaveney of Bloomington, Cindy(Frank) Stegman of Earlville, Monica (Brad) Warren of Ottawa and Sonja (Dale) Graffius of Chandler, AZ; six grandchildren, Peter (Janelle) Stegman, Andrew Stegman, Stacy (Dave) Grey, Clinton (Tamie)Warren, Dennis (Jessica) Warren and Shay Graffius; eight great-grandchildren, Lane, Kole, Maddi and Kadi Stegman, Jackson, Lucy, Jordyn Warren and Charlize Grey; one sister, Melva Myre of Seneca.

Marshall will always be remembered by starting each day with a trip to his favorite chair and a quick read of his favorite quote, “Good Morning, This is God. I will be handling all of your problems today. I will not need your help. So relax and have a great day!”

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Evelyn Skartveit, Dolores Krug; two brothers, Orion and Norman Anderson; a granddaughter, Abby Lynn Stegman and a son-in-law, Joe Kaveney.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church or Vitas Hospice Care.