American Veteran 07

Mary Agnes Anderson

March 20, 1925 ~ August 31, 2019 (age 94)


Sioux Falls, SD: Mary Agnes Anderson, 94, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System. Private family graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 3, at Grace Hill Cemetery of Hawarden, Iowa. Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


   Mary Agnes Anderson, daughter of Matthew and Agnes (Carr) McNamara, was born March 20, 1925 at Hawarden, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Hawarden High School. Following high school, she received some schooling for nursing in Sioux City, Iowa. Mary then served her country as a nurse for the United States Army. She served from June 2, 1944 – June 2, 1947, where she was stationed in California and tended to soldiers returning from World War II.


   On June 14, 1952, Mary was united in marriage with Hiriam “Frank” Anderson. In 1957, the couple moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where the resided until Mary’s death. Mary was a devoted homemaker for her family, and she enjoyed camping and fishing.


   Mary is survived by her husband of 67 years, Hiriam; son, David Anderson of Sioux Falls; 2 daughters, Julie (Mark) Klucina of Maryland and Sally Sanchez of Sioux Falls; 4 grandchildren, Nicole, Daniel, Isaac, and Violet; brother, Bill (Shirley) McNamara of Florida; and 2 sisters, Rose VandeMore of Canton, South Dakota and Pat Hart of California.


   She was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Agnes; and 2 brothers, Jim and Clifford McNamara.


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