Official Obituary of

Agnes Anderson

March 17, 2024

Agnes Anderson Obituary

Agnes Tillie Anderson, age 94, passed away Sunday, March 17th, 2024, at Marshfield Medical Center, in Marshfield, WI, with family by her side.

Agnes was born January 22, 1930, daughter of Elizabeth (Broeniman) and John Marita of Highbridge, WI. She graduated from Mellen High School in 1947. She then attended Ashland County Normal School, studying accounting. On August 19, 1950, Agnes married Robert Anderson at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mellen, WI. They soon started a family and built a home on Loon Lake at the entrance to Copper Falls State Park where they raised their family.

Agnes was an active 4-H leader for many years while her children were growing up; being actively involved in many projects from raising rabbits and pigs to growing vegetables and fruits. She was well-known for her love of roses, fishing, sewing, and cooking. Over her lifetime she always championed the value of a good education. She served on the Mellen School board for many years and served as President in 1969. She was a board member of CESA, Cooperative Educational Service Agency, for the state of Wisconsin from 1965-1970. She was continually active in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church for many years serving on numerous church committees. Agnes was in several scenes of Ernest Hemmingway's movie “Adventures of a Young Man” which was filmed in Mellen in the early 1960's.

Agnes worked at Louisiana Pacific as an accountant before retiring in 1992. She enjoyed gardening and was well known for her love of roses, her huge vegetable and berry gardens as well as baking cookies for the grandchildren. She cared for her disabled daughter, Kristin Lynn, at home for over 65 years showing the true love of a mother for her child.

Agnes is survived by her brother, Floyd (Glenda) Marita; all six of her children: Arthur Robert (Timothy) of Boring, OR; Mark Jerome (Mary) of City Point, WI; Roberta Lee (Floyd) June of Marshfield, WI; Joseph Michael (Debbie) of Mellen, WI; Kristin Lynn of Marshfield, WI; and Eric Charles of Kaukauna, WI; as well as 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Elizabeth and John Marita; siblings: John, Joseph, and Martin: and grandsons, Daryl and Matthew Anderson.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mellen, Wisconsin, at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 20, 2024. A gathering for family and friends will begin at 10:00am at the church and continue until the hour of service. Interment will immediately follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Highbridge, WI.

Remembrances may be sent to Holy Rosary Catholic Church Altar Society, Mellen, WI 54546.

Funeral services are being arranged by Mountain Funeral Home of Ashland and Mellen, WI.

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