Charlotte Lena Anderson, 77, Lidgerwood, North Dakota, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Living Center, Wahpeton, North Dakota.
Visitation was held from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, followed by the 2:30 p.m. funeral service at Bergen Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood. Burial was at Pleasantview Cemetery, Lidgerwood.
Charlotte Lena Gardner was born Aug. 3, 1942 to Charles and Charlotte (Wittmeyer) Gardner in Rome, New York. After high school she moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. While there she met her husband Vernon Anderson. They married in 1958 and later were blessed with two daughters and a son. In 1960 they moved to the Minneapolis area and lived in the surrounding suburbs. In 1979 they moved to Lidgerwood. Charlotte worked at Dakota Estates Retirement Home and later spent time as a volunteer there. She owned a fitness center in town also for a few years.
Charlotte loved cooking and entertaining family and friends. She opened her home on the holidays for Christmas Tours. She enjoyed planting flowers in her yard, doing crafts and playing cards. She would also make people laugh with her storytelling. Charlotte was an avid collector of jewelry, clothes and shoes. In 2018 she moved into Siena Court, Wahpeton, North Dakota. She was a member of the Bergen Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood and belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, Duerr Homemakers and the Happy Red Hatters.
She is survived by her children: Denise (Randy) Hendricks, Lidgerwood, Cindy (Keith) Saunders, Geneseo, North Dakota, Brian (DeeAnn) Anderson, McMinnville, Tennessee; seven grandchildren: Ashley (Jason) Kemp, Alex Hendricks, Melynda Kolladge, Shannon (Curtis) Madson, Sherri (Jon) Ness, Steven (Megan) Saunders and Damian Bailey; 11 great-grandchildren: Jesse, Isabella and Colten Tate, Ariana Lawrence, Leah and Larissa Madson, Jakob, Avery and Tara Ness, Maren and Emery Saunders; a sister, Betty (Billy) Roberts; brother, Robert (Julia) Gardner, sister-in-law, Doris Tofteland; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon; parents, Charlotte and Charles Gardner; brother, Richard Gardner; and two sisters: Margaret Sharon and Linda Catello.
Charlotte had a beautiful spirit. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Frank Family Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.