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Dorothy "Dotty" L. Anderson

September 25, 1925 ~ February 25, 2021 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Dorothy "Dotty" Anderson Obituary

   Dorothy “Dotty” L. Anderson, age 95, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society Canton.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm. Monday, March 1, at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton, SD.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.  A link to the livestream of the service can be found at Dotty is the mother of funeral director, John Anderson, and the wife of funeral director, the late Don Anderson. 

          Dotty was born on September 25, 1925 in Canton, SD to Orlando Tilford and Lydia (Millie) Frislie.  She was baptized and confirmed at Canton Lutheran Church.  After graduating from Canton High School in 1943, she worked at the SD Public Service Office until 1944.  Dotty attended USD from 1944-1947 and returned to Canton to work at Canton Apparel until 1948.  She also worked at Iowa Public Service from 1948 – 1950.  On June 21, 1948 she married Don Anderson. 

          Her family was the joy of her life.  She enjoyed bible studies, coffee with friends, playing Mahjong and bridge, and visiting with friends.  She was member of Redeemer Free Lutheran Church. 

          She is survived by her children: Marcia (Dave) Earll, John (Peg) Anderson,  and Gary Anderson, all of Canton, SD; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Brad (Jill)  Earll and their children Brooklyn, Madison and Elizabeth,  Becky Earll, Courtney Earll, Meghan (Thad) Meister and their children Laken, Landree, and Theo, Ashley (Josh) Vestal and their children Riley and Sutton, Tom (Carissa) Anderson and their children Cohen, Baylor, and Ledger, and Chase (Colleen) Anderson and their children Everly and Warren; brother, John (Beverly) Frislie, Canton, SD; along with many extended friends and family.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; grandson, Ryan; and brother, Don. 


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Funeral Service
March 1, 2021

2:00 PM
Redeemer Free Lutheran Church (Canton)

March 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Redeemer Free Lutheran Church (Canton)


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