Shirley Anne Anderson

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September 23, 1928 ~ November 9, 2022

Shirley A. Anderson 94, Brandon, SD, formerly Cherokee, IA, gained her wings on Wednesday November 9, 2022, at Bethany Meadows Nursing Home, in Brandon, SD. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at Risen Savior Catholic Church, Brandon, SD, with visitation one hour before.  Interment will be 1:30pm, Thursday, November 17, at St. Frances Xavier Cemetery, Dyersville, IA.

Shirley Anne Bohlke was born to Anna and Henry (Osterhaus) Bohlke on September 23, 1928, in Dyersville, IA. Shirley grew up the youngest of five children in her family’s farmhouse. She graduated from Saint Frances Xavier High School. She furthered her education to become a Dental Assistant. She married Richard “Slick” Anderson, on February 20, 1954. They moved frequently for his job with the Railroad. Shirley and Slick welcomed two children, Brent and Audrey, and raised them in Cherokee, IA. Shirley was a devoted Catholic Daughter and received a 60-year service pin. She later sold Avon. She enjoyed cheering on the Chicago Cubs, taking her grandchildren for walks around Spring Lake Park, and spending time with family and friends.

Shirley will be greatly missed by her children, Brent (Gwynne) Anderson, Brandon, SD, and Audrey (Cameron) Johnson, Maple Grove, MN; four grandchildren, Amanda Johnson, Kelcey (Brenton) Smith, Travis (Courtney) Johnson, and Kaylee (Cody) Ver Steeg; five great-grandchildren, Titus, Eden, and Abel Smith, and Aria and Sloane Johnson; as well as many other loved ones near and far. 

Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Slick Anderson; parents, Anna and Henry Bohlke; siblings, Lola Goerdt, Charlotte Goerdt, Joan Willenborg, and Martin Bohlke; parents-in-law, Wayne and Dorothy Anderson; and brother and sister-in-law, Darrel and Dorothy Huseman; and so many others.  

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  • Shirley Bright says:

    We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Shirley’s family. Shirley worked for the dentist we went to..and later we delivered meals to her at her home. She was always pleasant and enjoyed visiting with her. Don also was a close friend of “Slicks”…they had many good times together too. May you all keep her memory in your hearts. Sincerely, Don and Shirley Bright

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