LARENE ANDERSON, age 84, of Winnebago, former longtime Huntley resident, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Parker Oaks. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Febuary 26, 2011, at 10:00 AM, at First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, with Rev. Michael Roys officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation time will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago, and one hour prior to services at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com
LaRene was born April 11, 1926, in Winnebago, the daughter of Orren and Rena (Bales) Faribanks. She was raised and educated in Huntley where she was a 1944 graduate of Huntley High School. She attended cosmotology school in Alber Lea before her marriage to Carlisle “Curly” Anderson on February 22, 1947 in Winnebago. The couple farmed in Rake, Iowa for 2 years before moving to Huntley in 1949 where Curly owned a service station and bulk oil business and Larene was the postmistress in Huntley for several years before her retirement in 1991. Larene was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago where she was very active in her church circle. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards with friends,family and card groups in Winnebago and Delavan. She also loved fishing at Iguadona Lake and attending her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s school and sporting events.
Larene is survived by her daughter, Barb Martin of Rochester, her son, Larry (Sheri) Anderson of Glencoe, six grandchildren: Corey (Marsha), Eric (Amy) & Brenda (Jay) Martin, Tricia (Randy) Shindelar, Chad (Shannon) & Michael (Erin) Anderson, ten great grandchildren: Jeff, Chris, Brandon, Dylan, Mathew, Breana & Brook Martin, Makenzie & Morgan Shindelar, Hadyn Anderson and one step-great grand daughter, Katelyn Hicks
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Curly in 1996.