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Marlys Anderson

Marlys Anderson

Marlys Anderson, 90, Fargo, passed away Monday, January 13, 2014 at Edgewood Vista.

Marlys Ardell Braaten was born to Gina (Wold) and Andrew Braaten on January 6, 1924 in Wahpeton, ND. She attended Homestead Township #1 school for eight years and then attended school in Wyndmere, ND. She graduated at the top of her class in 1942. Marlys graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with a B.A. in Business Education, English and Economics in 1946. The day after she graduated she started teaching Business Education in Princeton High School, Minnesota. The first day of teaching she met Edward Anderson from Minneapolis, her future husband, who was also on the staff at Princeton.

Marlys and Edward were married June 27, 1948 in Wyndmere, ND. After their marriage they moved to Perham, MN where Edward was a Senior High School Principal and Marlys taught in the Business Dept of the high school. Their son Edward Andrew was born while they were in Perham. Edward was appointed Superintendent of Schools at Evansville, MN so they moved there for three years. It was during this time that their second son, Richard Charles, was born. They also made their home in Aurora, Baudette, and Annandale, MN, where their two daughters, Holly Kay and Heather June were born.

In 1965 the family moved to Detroit Lakes. Richard Charles passed away in June of 1969. After retiring they spent summers at their cabin on Lake Lizzie and winters in Rancho Mirage, CA. Edward passed away in 1991. In 2007 she moved to Fargo and lived at Riverview Place until making her final home at Edgewood Vista.

Marlys had many passions in life. Faith, family, and friends were very important to her. She was very active at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, MN, serving on many boards and committees, which included a role as a past president of FLCW. In addition to church, she was very active in PEO Chapter DQ, C-400, Circle, a variety of Bible Study groups, and Bridge Clubs. She loved to travel, was a beautiful seamstress, pianist, and enjoyed Concordia College Christmas Concerts, music, and was a fabulous cook. Marlys loved to spend time with her kids and grandkids, never missing a special event. Family time was so very important to her.

Marlys is survived by her son, Dr. Ed Anderson (Sue), Jamestown, ND; grandchildren, Dr. Kristin Anderson (Russell Horton); San Diego, CA and Courtney Anderson Stewart (Joe), Rochester, NY; daughter, Holly K. Crothers (Dan), Bismarck, ND; grandchildren, Taylor Crothers, Concordia College, Moorhead and Danielle Crothers; daughter, Heather Slagle (Rich), Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Hannah Slagle and Jimmy Slagle; brother, Allan Braaten, Kaye Braaten; nephew, Andrew Braaten (Teresa); niece, Tressa Cramer (Jason); niece, Beth Scott (Mark); brother-in-law, Lloyd Anderson (Dorothy); sister-in-law, Bev Howe; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Richard, and her husband.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 10 AM Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home visitation one hour prior

BURIAL: Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN

Memorials are preferred to Concordia College or First Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes. The family would like to thank the staff of Edgewood Vista and Hospice of the Red River Valley for their exceptional care of Marlys.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center. To sign the online guestbook please visit