Mary Anderson, age 95 of Morris, Minnesota, formerly Alberta, MN, passed away on April 1, 2020, at the West Wind Village.

There will be a live stream of Mary’s service starting at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  Go to Pedersen Funeral Home website scroll to the bottom of Mary’s page. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available at Pedersen Funeral Home website.  We also encourage you to view the video tribute that will be available. The funeral service will also be uploaded to Pedersen Funeral Home website if you are unable to attend the live stream.  Check the funeral home website for the latest COVID-19 update. 

Mary Irene Ewers, daughter of Ermon J. and Katherine (Morgan) Ewers, on December 2, 1924, in Mobridge, South Dakota.  She lived near Selfridge, SD, until 1935 when she moved to Johnson, MN, and went to school in Graceville, MN.  She then moved near Dumont, MN, and graduated from Wheaton High School in 1944.  She was united in marriage to Wallace W. Anderson on February 10, 1947. Following their marriage the couple farmed north of Wheaton until 1955 when they moved to Morris, MN.  Wally worked at the University of Minnesota Morris Agriculture School and Mary worked at Willie’s Red Owl.  She later worked at Ben Franklin, Varnum’s Hardware, and Coast to Coast.  Wally passed away on January 1, 1979. Mary continued to live in Morris and later she found a great friend and dancing partner in Dale Bruns.

Mary was a very active member of the Order of Eastern Star, First Lutheran Church, and was a longtime member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.  She loved to dance, play cards, and spend time with her kids and grandkids.

She is survived by two daughters: Cheryl (Ron) Kenyon of Alberta, MN, and Janelle (Don) Kill of Alberta, MN; five grandchildren: Jody (Craig) Silbernick of Sartell, MN, Michael (Jenny) Kill of Morris, MN, Ryan (Allison) Kill of West Fargo, ND, Denise (Doug) Koch of Monticello, MN, and Brittany (Brady) Rose of Morris, MN; thirteen great-grandchildren: Zach (Shelly) Silbernick of Eau Claire, WI, Connor Silbernick of Sartell, MN, Taylor, Haley, Jacob, Addison, and Grasyn Kill, Payton, Aubrey, and AJ Koch, and Kyson, Blakely, and Charlee Rose; sister-in-law: Jean Ewers of Alexandria, MN; brothers-in-law: Darwin (Donna) Anderson of Wheaton, MN, and Frank Finke of Wheaton, MN.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Wallace; her parents and one brother: Jim Ewers.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS THE FAMILY IS ASKING FOR MEMORIALS TO GIVE TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS IN MARY’S NAME

Arrangements are with Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN.

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