Laurine Schaefer Anderson, 92, Frazee, MN, died Wednesday, October 23 at the Frazee Care Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Reverend William Aufdenkamp, officiating. Interment will be in the Dretsch Cemetery, rural Frazee.
Friends may call 4:00 - 7:00 PM Sunday with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. The visitation will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Laurine Schaefer Anderson was born February 13, 1921 near Wilton, ND the oldest daughter of August and Henrietta (Dretsch) Schaefer. They moved to Frazee, MN by train when she was very young. Laurine attended Frazee schools and is a 1939 graduate of Frazee High School. She later attended Moorhead State College in Moorhead, MN. She taught in rural Frazee schools 1941 - 1947 and at the Frazee Elementary School 1965 - 1990. After retiring, she worked in the Release Time Program at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Laurine married Benny Anderson in June, 1944 in Frazee, MN. They farmed near Frazee, where 6 children were born to them: Karen (John) Finnigan of Hawley, MN, Linda (Allen) Johnson of Cherry Hill, NJ, Judy Anderson of West Fargo, ND, Marian (Duane) Estenson of Detroit Lakes, MN, Marvin (Vivian) Anderson of Frazee, Doris (Lance) Moen of Fargo, ND; She is survived by all six of her children. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and a brother, Dewayne Schaefer of Frazee and a sister-in-law: Belle Anderson of Frazee, MN. Laurine's husband, the love of her life, Benny, was killed in a tragic accident in January, 1970. She missed him every day. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Urben and August Jr, and a sister, Betty Kachel.
Laurine loved her years of teaching. She touched many lived in school and also as she helped with 4-H projects and Release Time. She enjoyed giving of her handwork. All of her children, grandchildren and many others have scarves, afghans AND DOILIES THET SHE MADE, The thousands of plastic canvas crosses she made have been given to Release Time students and sent throughout the world with many short term missionaries.
Laurine always loved visiting with family and friends. These visits became even more precious as her physical limitations took her to the Frazee Care Center. Her family is thankful for the loving care of the staff at the center.
We have confidence that she is now with her beloved husband but she will be deeply missed. Family is thankful for friends and family who enriched her life. Laurine's legacy and joy was her family.