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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM (Central).

Messiah Lutheran Church
Murdo, South Dakota

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In memory of

Margaret Anderson

of Murdo, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Sioux Falls at the age of 74

Margaret Louise Young was born October 23, 1942, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Clarence W. and Luella (Oftedal) Young. As a child she grew up in Minneapolis and received her education.

She was married to Richard Harding, Sr. in 1959, in Minneapolis, and to this union was born one son Richard Harding, Jr. They made their home in Minneapolis, where Margaret worked as a waitress.

She was then united in marriage to Clifford L. Anderson in 1964, in Minneapolis, and to this union were born two children Brett and Randee. She continued to make her home in Minneapolis, until moving to the “best little town in the world”, Murdo, in 1971. While in Murdo, Margaret continued to waitress, along with working at various motels, and helping at the mechanic shop. She spent her whole life in customer service. Along with her various jobs, Margaret and Clifford were part of the original EMT’s for the ambulance service that started in Jones County in 1975. She continued to work with the EMS until retiring in 1990.

Margaret excelled at Jeopardy, crossword puzzles, word search, and any trivia games. She never missed a Christmas of baking, especially, Fattigmann, a Norweigen Christmas cookie.

Survivors include her three children Richard Harding, Jr. of Sioux Falls, Brett Anderson of Murdo, and Randee Henle and her husband Steve of Sioux Falls; three grandchildren, Tyler and Tait (Kayla) Bryan, and Brian Henle; two great-grandchildren Landon and Cole Bryan; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister Genevieve Young.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. (CST) at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 2:00 p.m.
Messiah Lutheran Church
Murdo, South Dakota

Pastor Ray Greenseth

Karen Royer - Pianist
David Hockenbary - Vocalist
"The Lord's Prayer"
Congregational Hymns
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"

David Venard - Chris Venard

Tammy Van Dam

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

  • So sorry to hear of your moms passing ~ Tom,Cheryl,Jim and Suzie Paige Brookings, South Dakota (11/29/2016)
  • So sorry to hear of your Mom passing away. When I say Mom it has a meaning bigger than life itself, she was a "Mom" to every person who passed through her door. Heaven indeed has gained a very loving soul! My deepest sympathy to Richard, Brett & Randee ~ Jeri Olson (Manke) Belle Fourche (11/15/2016)
  • Richard, Brett, Randee - My sympathies are with you and your families. It is hard not to put a smile on your face when a person thinks of Margaret. My sisters and I had many great/fun times working with her at' The Star'. She will not be forgotten. May you all find peace in the memories that you each hold in your hearts.
    Hugs to you all, Kim
    ~ Kim & Terry Deuter Kadoka, SD (11/9/2016)