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Regina A. “Jeanie” Anderson, age 88, of Lake Norden, SD, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Madison Care Center in Madison, SD. She was the widow of Donald Anderson. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Watertown, SD. Pastor Rob Carlson and Pastor Mel Walgren will officiate. Music will be provided by Darla Anderson as organist with Jill Donald as soloist. The family is requested to meet at the church on Friday by 10:30 a.m. for a prayer service.
Visitation will be held at the church on Friday prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel.
Burial will take place at the Olivet Cemetery in rural Lake Norden. Pallbearers will be Jeanie’s grandchildren.
Jeanie was born on August 29, 1929, at home in Watertown, SD, to Walter and Myrtle (Springer) Myers. She grew up in the country in Phipps Township located between Henry, SD, and Wallace, SD. Jeanie attended Belmont #42 country school for eight years and then attended Florence High School, Florence, SD. She then attended Lutheran School of Nursing in Watertown, graduating as an LPN and worked in the Clear Lake Hospital. Jeanie met Don in 1946 in front of the old Watertown Lutheran Hospital, where she was working at the time. He asked her for a date and she said it became a regular thing from then on.
On December 28, 1950, Jeanie and Don were united in marriage. She continued her work as an LPN, working at the nursing homes in Lake Norden and Madison, SD. Following her retirement from nursing, Jeanie worked for Senior Companions for 10 years.
She was a baptized member of the Watertown Seventh-day Adventist Church. She enjoyed playing softball as a young girl. Jeanie loved cooking for her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed solving crossword puzzles.
Jeanie is survived by her children: Daryl (Margo) Anderson of Sioux Falls, SD, Harlan Anderson (fiancé Sharon) and David Anderson all of Madison, SD, Donald, Jr. “Skip” Anderson of Watertown and Darla (Frankie) McCrary of Lake Norden; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four sisters: Naomi Laurence of Watertown, Sandee Makovsky of Calimesa, CA, Rosalee Schultz of Robbinsdale, MN, and Mary Meyers of Yucaipi, CA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; one grandson, Jeffrey McCrary; one great-grandson, Wyatt Anderson; one daughter-in-law, Donna; her parents; three brothers: Gary, Chuck and Franklyn “Bud”; and two sisters, Marie “Peg” Sanders and Beverly “Becky” Machart.