Shirley Anderson


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 5:36 pm
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Shirley S. Anderson, 78, of rural Lisbon, Ill., passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2012, at Morris Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Grace Lutheran Church, Morris, Ill., with Pastor Steven Heilmann officiating. Interment will follow at Saratoga Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church. Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., Morris, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to Joliet Area Community Hospice or Saratoga Cemetery Association.
Born on Aug. 14, 1934, in Waterman, Ill., she was the daughter of Harvey and Amy Thornson Kirkhus. She graduated from Leland High School with the class of 1952 and received her B.S. degree in music from Northern Illinois University. Shirley married Rolf Anderson on July 7, 1956, in Leland. For all of their married life they farmed in the Lisbon area.
She taught music at Marseilles grade school, high school and Plattville grade school. Later she was employed at Sue Ann Shop in Morris. For over 50 years she was the organist at Grace Lutheran Church. Shirley was a soloist and organist for many families for weddings and funerals.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and served as an election judge in Big Grove Township. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Rolf; three sons, Kirk (Tecya) Anderson, Lisbon, Kent Anderson, Fort Worth, Texas and Scott (Diane) Anderson, Moline; five grandchildren, Jacqueline, Kirstie, Mike, Dan and Amy Anderson. Preceding her in death were her parents.
For more information, call the funeral home at (815) 942-0700 or sign the private online guestbook at www.frulandfuneralhome.com.

















 




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