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Norma Anderson

Norma Anderson, 88 of Roslyn and formerly of Webster died on Thursday, May 05, 2011 at Strand-Kjorsvig Community Rest Home in Roslyn. Her funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Webster, Rev. Jan FitzGibbon will officiate. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Monday 5-7 PM and prior to services on Tuesday. Norma Cleone Rayman was born on Sunday, March 11, 1923 to Walter and Ruby (Howard) Rayman at Geddes, South Dakota. She grew up on a farm near Geddes. She attended and graduated from Meckling High School in 1940 and then graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion in 1944. She taught school in Beresford. On July 29, 1946 she was united in marriage to Allan Anderson at Elk Point, South Dakota. After their marriage the couple made their home in Beresford. In 1947 they moved to Omaha where Allan was attending Creighton School of Dentistry. While in Omaha she taught school. In 1951 they moved to Brookings. They moved to Webster in 1954 where she was a homemaker was the physical education and health teacher in the Webster School System from 1963 until her retirement in 1986. Mr. Anderson passed away in December 2006. She entered Strand-Kjorsvig Community Rest Home in December 2006. Norma was a member of the United Methodist Church in Webster where she was a member of the U.M.W. and Circle where she served as Chairman. She also was involved in serving the Kiwanis Club. She also belonged to Order of Eastern Star and S.D.E.A., was a Girl Scout Leader and a member of the Womens Golf Club. She loved to golf, play bridge and sew. She also was involved in the Webster Summer Recreation program. The couple loved to travel and had visited all the states. Norma passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Roslyn, South Dakota at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 24 days. Survivors include her two daughters, Gail (Gary) Houghton of Claire City, SD and Jill (Jon) Flemmer of Webster, SD; three grandchildren, Scott Melissa Houghton Seth Flemmer; and two great grandchildren, William Sophie Houghton. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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Mrs Anderson was a great influence in my life. She was the best Cheerleading advisor I ever had. She made us believe in ourselves. And urged us to do our best in whatever we do. She will be missed.

Jill Gaikowski May 26 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Gail, Jill and families, Was so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing...remembering growing up years in Webster as neighbors and of her being my PE teacher....maybe she's up there with my Mom&Dad, and your Dad...golfing OR playing bridge!! Beba

Betty L Lewis May 9 2011 12:00 AM

Jill, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I smile many times to think of your parents reaction when we arrived home one evening from a trip to the Hills. We need to keep in touch. Again my thoughts are with you.

Colleen (Olson) Stratton May 9 2011 12:00 AM

Jill and Gail and families, It is with deepest sympathy that we write. It was only a week ago that we visited Norma and she enjoyed seeing and "holding" our baby girl. Norma also enjoyed looking at pictures on Basil's phone of Maddie doing different things. We are thankful for the time we had with Norma last week and will treasure those memories eternally. May she look down on you forever with the same love she had for you on earth!

Basil and Kelly Lynn Knebel May 8 2011 12:00 AM

Healing hugs to you at this time. Remeber the joy she brought to your life. You will always have those memories. Love, Jayne

Jayne Reuer May 6 2011 12:00 AM

Jill, John, and Seth, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom. She was a special lady, Jerry and Terry

Jerry E. Meek May 6 2011 12:00 AM

As a former student of Norma's, I remember well the maroon and the blue bloomers and the "Good morning girls; good morning Mrs. Anderson" along with running the gym bleacher steps AND 'Chicken Fat!' She power walked in the fresh air before it was 'popular' and always had a smile on her face and a friendly greeting when I saw here throughout the years. She was a grand lady. My sympathy to all of you.

Barb Ohleen May 6 2011 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers to families of Gail and Jill. Your mom had a smile for all and will be missed by many. Sorry that I can not attend her service but I will be thinking special thoughts of her and remember the many memories I have of Norma. God Bless each of you!

Ramona Kvidera May 6 2011 12:00 AM

Jill and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this time. Peggy Kirchmeier and fmly

Peggy May 6 2011 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to you Gail and the rest of the family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers! Kim Nickeson

Kim Nickeson May 6 2011 12:00 AM

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