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Vesta Mae Anderson

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Feb. 3, 1925 — Dec. 8, 2016
RENWICK — A funeral service for Vesta Mae Anderson was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at the Renwick United Methodist Church.  Visitation was held from 5- 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Renwick. Graveside services will be held in Amsterdam Cemetery, Kanawha, Iowa.
Vesta passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at Hancock County Memorial Hospital, Britt. She was 91. 
Vesta Mae Anderson, the daughter of Frank S. and Ollie Mae (Moseley) Nelson, was born Feb. 3, 1925, in Woolstock Township, Wright County, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Eagle Grove. On Oct. 18, 1941, Vesta was married to Duane O. Anderson, at Wolf Point, Mont. At this time Duane was drafted into the service and Vesta continued her education.
In 1943 she was employed at the Ammunition Factory near Ankeny, inspecting 50 caliber shells. In 1946 and 1947 she and her husband farmed North of Corwith, before moving to their farm south of Corwith.
Vesta was a member of the United Methodist Church. She also belonged to the Neighborhood club until it was dissolved. She enjoyed the farm life and working with her husband in the fields. 
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Duane, twin grandchildren, Holly and Emily; sisters; Viola Nelson, Margaret (Jim) Louberto, Pauline (Earl) Orr, Nell (Edger) Butterfield, Ione Nelson and Mary (Bud) Schaeffer and her brothers; John Nelson, Clifford (Lucille) Nelson and Eddie (Jan) Nelson.
Vesta is survived by her children: Thomas Anderson and wife, Joan of Storrs, Conn., Kathleen Anderson of Renwick. Randolph Anderson and wife Debbie of Eaton, Colo., Merlin Anderson and wife Vanna of Corwith, Joni Anderson of Renwick, Rusty Anderson of Fort Dodge; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Eunice Nelson of Eagle Grove and many nieces and nephews.
Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to


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