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Meta M. Anderson
Meta M. (Schmidt) Anderson, 91, of Plymouth, formerly of Oconto Falls, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 3 with her children by her side.
Born Oct. 16, 1921 in Cecil to Henry and Martha (Wagner) Schmidt, she graduated from Shawano High School and also from Oshkosh Teacher's College.
On Aug. 12, 1943 she married Clarence N. Anderson and they moved to Oconto Falls, where they began to live a life based on their faith. For many years they were privileged to have a Sunday Fellowship Meeting in their home. Her husband was a partner in the Anton Anderson & Sons Lumber Company in Oconto Falls and she was a teacher at area one-room country schools. Following her teaching days, she was a nurse at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls and finished her working days in the office there.
They raised a family of three children and as a young family enjoyed camping trips in the camper they built together by hand and trips out West and to Canada. In later years they also enjoyed trips to Alaska, Grand Cayman Islands and England. She loved sharing the bounty of her talents or her garden with others. Sewing, cooking, crocheting, knitting and needlework were things that she enjoyed doing and giving to others. She especially enjoyed for many years a quilting circle with special friends from her hospital days.
She is survived by three children, Diane (Leonard) Hunt of Howards Grove, Wayne (Cherie) Anderson of Elkhart Lake and David (Susan) Anderson of Oxford, Mi.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Reuben Schmidt; a sister, Ruth Eckert and her husband Clarence who passed away on Dec. 22, 2007.
Friends called at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Visitation continued at Jones Funeral Service after 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 6 until the time of service at 11a.m. with Robert Eberhart and Lynae Hunt officiating. Graveside services followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.
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