Lillian Anderson, 93, Luverne, died Sunday, July 17, 2016, at the Parkview Manor in Ellsworth.
A funeral service was Wednesday, July 20, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Tracy.
Lillian Madeline Camilla Plasschaert was born July 23, 1922, to Achille and Virginia (Edger) Plasschaert in Tracy. She attended school through the 11th grade in Tracy and then moved to Illinois to live with cousins. She later received her GED from Rock Island, Illinois.
She married Harry Cherry in February of 1945 in Rock Island. Harry died in April of 1965. Lillian was employed in the communication field as a telephone operator for 23 years.
In November of 1966 Lillian married Herman Krogman at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa. The couple lived in Sheldon, and Lillian helped Herman operate the Krogman Sanitary Service. Herman died March 17, 1986. Lillian continued to live in Sheldon and eventually met and married Miles Rind in May of 1988 in Sanborn, Iowa. The couple moved to Aledo, Illinois, and spent winters in Texas.
Miles died in 1994. She met and married Willis Anderson in 1995 at Lake Nebagamon and continued to winter in Texas. After Willis passed away in 1999, Lillian moved to Luverne to be closer to family.
Lillian was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. She spent time with her great-grandchildren and also helped others at the Good Samaritan Society - Mary Jane Brown Home and the Minnesota Veterans Home.
She is survived by her son, Douglas (Elaine) Cherry, Larchwood, Iowa; her grandchildren, Melissa Chicas (Alberto Soroa), Worthington, and Angela (Erik) Ensrud, Worthington, their mother, Sandy (Bob) Gardner, of Worthington; six great-grandchildren; a sister, LuCille Isham, Queen Creek, Arizona; step-children, Mary Ellen (Bill) Lloyd of Fayetteville, Arizona, Willie (Lorry) Rind, of Sherrard, Illinois, Steve Rind, Zephyrhills, Florida, Bruce (Paula) Rind, Zephyrhills, Florida, Darren (Janet) Rind, Aledo, Illinois, Diane Pearson, Sarasota, Florida, Buck (Belinda) Rind, Sherrard, Illinois; many stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, and stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and many other beloved relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Pauline (Paul) Billiet, Edgar (Velette) Plasschaert, Eileen (Paul) Meadows Jacks; a grandson, Jason Ray Cherry; and husbands Harry Cherry, Herman Krogman, Miles Rind and Willis Anderson; stepchildren June Hurd, Preston Cherry, Harry Cherry, Marj Schwarz, Evelyn Schilmoeller and Steve Rind.
Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.