Lila Anderson

Mitchell

Anderson 41    Lila Anderson, 94, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.
Funeral services were Thursday, May 25, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Mitchell, with Pastor John L. Hansen officiating. Visitation with a 7 p.m. prayer service was Wednesday, May 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Will Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial was in Butler Cemetery at rural Letcher.
Lila G. Anderson was born on Jan. 29, 1923, to Charley and Emma (Tuen) Torgerson in Yankton, and was raised on a farm near there until the spring of 1928, when they moved to a farm near Forestburg. Lila graduated from Forestburg High School in 1940.
Lila married George J. Jarabek on March 28, 1942, and they made their home in Letcher, where they remodeled and built many new homes together in the Mitchell area, the drive-in movie theater, and Twin Lakes Resort near Woonsocket, which they managed for five years. George passed away in 1971, and Lila moved to Mitchell, where she was a librarian at the Mitchell Public Library for 14 years.
Lila married Andy Anderson on Nov. 5, 1985. She and Andy enjoyed a special vacation to Florida with her brother and sister-in-law before Andy suddenly passed away in 1988.
Lila was a member of First Lutheran Church and later, a charter member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, the Moose Lodge, Senior Citizens and their bowling league. She loved music and dancing with family and friends, including playing keyboard and harmonica, playing cards, bowling, pontoon rides around Lake Mitchell, and special times with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She especially enjoyed her hot-air balloon ride on her 75th birthday.
Lila is survived by her children: LaVoy Gerlach of Mitchell, Judy (Tim McLaughlin) Cass of Sioux Falls, and Jerry Jarabek of Omaha, Neb.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Virginia Haines of Phoenix, Ariz.;
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, George and Andy; her infant son, Ronnie; one brother, Johnny (Irene) Torgerson; two sisters, Thora (Vernon) Lien and Clara (Kenneth) Peterson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Steve and Bertha Jarabek, Roy and Emma Jacobson, Ray and Lily Jacobson, and John Haines; and nephews, Elmer Torgerson, Charles Peterson, Steve Haines and Gary Jacobson.

Comments are closed.

  • Weather

    Woonsocket
    January 18, 2021, 10:34 am
    Mostly cloudy
    27°F
    real feel: 32°F
    humidity: 87%
    wind speed: 2 mph W
    wind gusts: 4 mph
     
  • Upcoming Events

    January 2021
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    December 27, 2020 December 28, 2020 December 29, 2020 December 30, 2020 December 31, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 2, 2021
    January 3, 2021 January 4, 2021 January 5, 2021 January 6, 2021 January 7, 2021 January 8, 2021 January 9, 2021
    January 10, 2021 January 11, 2021 January 12, 2021 January 13, 2021 January 14, 2021 January 15, 2021 January 16, 2021
    January 17, 2021 January 18, 2021 January 19, 2021 January 20, 2021 January 21, 2021 January 22, 2021 January 23, 2021
    January 24, 2021 January 25, 2021 January 26, 2021 January 27, 2021 January 28, 2021 January 29, 2021 January 30, 2021
    January 31, 2021 February 1, 2021 February 2, 2021 February 3, 2021 February 4, 2021 February 5, 2021 February 6, 2021
  • Recent Posts

  • Contact Us

    Ph/Fax: 605.796.4221
    Email: swj4221@icloud.com

    PO BOX 218
    Woonsocket, SD 57385
  • Archives