Phyllis Irene Anderson, 84, of Hewitt, passed away on March 26, 2014, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral services for Phyllis will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Hewitt. Interment will be held at the Hewitt Cemetery.
Phyllis was born on July 31, 1929, in Albert Lea, to Spanerd & Anna (Olson) Nelson. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1948 and worked at Wilson and Company for many years. Phyllis moved to Bagley in 1986 to be with daughter and grandchildren, then moved to Hewitt. She treasured the times she spent with her family, especially her daughter Janice. She took pride in helping raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Phyllis belonged to the Moose Club and the Eagles in Albert Lea. She attended the United Methodist Church in Hewitt.
Phyllis is survived by her daughter Janice Burton of Hewitt; Sister Mary (Dick) Williamson of Albuquerque, N.M., brother Roger Nelson of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Becky (Adam) Templin, Charles Avery, Rachel (Josh) Peterson and Sarah Avery; great grandchildren: Summer Templin, Hunter Templin, Nathaniel Peterson, Jeremiah Peterson and Abigail Peterson; niece, Nancy (Ron) Meyer of Albert Lea, niece Linda (Brian) Moore of Prescott, AZ, niece Susan Williamson of Albuquerque, N.M.
Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents; sons in law, Richard Avery and Scott Burton, sister and brother-in-law, Virginia & Elmer Hefta, brother and sister-in-law, Richard & Zoy Nelson, sister-in-law Lucille Nelson and siblings, Vernon and Vernell Nelson. (infant twins)
Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville - itenfuneralhome.com