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Esther Anderson

May 27, 1921 September 26, 2019
Esther Anderson
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Obituary for Esther Anderson

Esther Muza Levitan Anderson of Worthington, MN died on September 26, 2019. She was 98 years old. Esther was born on May 27, 1921 in Sioux City, Iowa, to her parents Gabriel and Martha Levitan. Soon after she was born her family moved to Minnesota. Esther graduated from Worthington High School in 1939.
She spent the next couple of years living in sunny southern California while working for the May Company in Los Angeles, CA.
She married Emory Anderson on December 15, 1947 at Indian Lake Baptist Church in rural Worthington. Esther remained a faithful member of Indian Lake all of her life. Until her recent death she was the oldest living member at Indian Lake.
In her younger years she was actively involved in a variety of church activities. She loved Jesus with all her heart. She loved to host Women’s Bible Studies in her home. She also volunteered every year to help with Vacation Bible School and she was actively involved with Adult Sunday School for many decades. She was also involved with Christian Women’s Club for many years as well as the Red Hat Society.
A family highlight for many years was the annual vacation to Okoboji.
Her family loved her famous goulash, chicken-n-rice hotdish and her roast beef and noodles.
Grateful for having shared her life are her four children; three sons, Stephen (Sharon) in Sioux Falls, SD, Ryan (Sharon) in Las Vegas, NV, Michael (Terri) in Mount Pleasant, IA, and her daughter Lexy (Sam) in Las Vegas, NV.
She is also survived by twelve grandchildren and step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren in addition to many cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Gabriel and Martha, her husband Emory and her only sibling – her brother, Leonz.
Visitation will be on Monday, September 30 at Benson Funeral Home in Worthington from 5:00 – 7:00pm. A celebration of her life will be held at Indian Lake Baptist Church on Tuesday, October 1 at 11:00 am. Rev Jonathan Larson, and Rev Stephen Anderson will officiate the service.

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Visitation

Monday

30

Sep

5:00 PM 9/30/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/30/2019 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Tuesday

1

Oct

11:00 AM 10/1/2019 11:00:00 AM
Indian Lake Baptist Church

31141 Roberts Ave.
Worthington, MN 56187

Indian Lake Baptist Church
31141 Roberts Ave. Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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