Virginia Martha Anderson, 94, of Cambridge, went Home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, March 2, 2014 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West. She was born March 13, 1919 to Anton and Emma Sjodin in Kipling, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Beloved wife, mother sister, grandma, great-grandma, auntie and friend Virginia is survived by her husband of 71 years, Lorne Anderson of Cambridge, Minn.; brothers: Stanley Sjodin of Estevan, SK, Glenn (Sylvia) Sjodin of Bend, Ore.; five children: Elaine (Richard) Wood of Bethany, Okla., Carol (James) Sperry of Cambridge, Minn., Joan (Ralph) Sharp of Edmonton, AB, Norris Anderson of Lake Lillian, Minn., Brian (Melissa) Anderson of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren: Julia (Bradley) Baurain of Caronport, SK, Priscilla Wood of Bethany, Okla., Peter (Jennifer) Sperry of Hugo, Minn., Anne Sperry of Minneapolis, Jodi (Edward) Gardiner of Temecula, Calif., Amy (Mark) Schiffner of Billings, Mont., Heidi Sharp of Calgary, AB, Jonathan Sharp of Grande Prairie, AB, Nate (Brittany) Anderson of Moorhead, Minn., Stacy Anderson of Charlotte, N.C.,Willow Anderson of San Antonio, Leif Anderson of San Antonio; 16 great-grandchildren: Kristen, Caroline, Isaiah and Anna Baurain, Blair, Livia and Erik Sperry, Emma, Meghan, Katie and Andrew Gardiner, Alec, Annika, Marissa and Judith Schiffner, Harper Anderson, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Her humble beginnings and lack of extensive education did not deter her from undertaking any opportunity that came along to serve her Lord, family, friends and untold others. Throughout the chapters of her life in both Canada and USA and until her last days on this earth, she impacted the world through her loving service, prayers and sweet spirit.
Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31: 28-31
The family of Virginia Anderson wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the wonderful caring staff of Gracepointe Crossing, Dr. Barry Larson, Guardian Angels Elim Home Care and Hospice staff, and all in the church and community who visited. For all the kind help and support of Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home of Cambridge, the family is extremely grateful.
A celebration of her life was held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Cambridge. Interment followed immediately after service at Union Cemetery, Cambridge. Virginias life story and online condolences at www.carlsonlillemoen.com.