Mary Lou Anderson, 91 of Ponca, Nebraska passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at a hospital in Sioux City, surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, March 23, 2019 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ponca, NE. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in South Sioux City, NE. Visitation will be from 5-7pm, with a prayer service at 7pm at the church Friday, March 22, 2019. Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in Ponca, NE.
Mary Lou Anderson was born July 27, 1927 in Goodwin, Nebraska, the daughter of Marvin and Margaret (Walsh) Merchant. She was raised in the Willis, NE area. She graduated from Waterbury High School. Mary Lou married Milo D. Anderson June 3, 1948 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Jackson, NE. Together they made their home on a farm near Willis. She was a farm wife and homemaker. Mary Lou and Milo had six children. They moved to Ponca in 1997 to retire from farming. Milo passed on January 4, 2016.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Alter Society. Mary Lou enjoyed gardening, especially her iris garden. She also liked quilting and crocheting and was especially proud of the quilts she made for each child and grandchild.
Mary Lou is survived by her children, Karen (Bob) Huls of Spirit Lake, IA, Linda (Wally) Bensen of Maskell, NE, Ray (Karen) Anderson of Ponca, NE, Ralph (Cindy) Anderson of Roca, NE, and John (Lisa) Anderson of Sioux City, IA; grandchildren, Kevin (Valerie) Huls, Keith (Adri) Huls, Rob (Robin) Huls, Justin Winfrey and his girlfriend Melissa, Valerie Bensen, Chris (Allison) Bensen, Andrew (Allison) Bensen, Katie Anderson and her boyfriend Michael Koehler, Bryson Anderson and Kellan Anderson; 11 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Anderson of Missouri and a brother-in-law, Marlan Millard of Hubbard, NE; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Milo; daughter, Patricia Anderson; brother, Dick Merchant, and a sister, Peggy Millard.
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