SHELDON—Maureen E. Anderson, age 75, of Sheldon, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Her funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheldon, with Father Siby Punnoose and Father Tim Hogan officiating.

Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation with family present will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday, Nov. 29, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

The family requests that masks be worn at church.

Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Maureen Ellen Anderson was born in Omaha, Nebraska, Nov. 10, 1946. She was the eldest daughter of M.F. (Mike) and Myva (Thompson) Anderson. She was educated in Sheldon, Iowa, graduating from both St. Patrick’s Grade School and Sheldon Community High School. She graduated from Briar Cliff College, (now University) in Sioux City, Iowa.

After graduation, Maureen taught junior high and high school vocal music at Lawton-Bronson schools for 31 years. Her first goal was to be a good teacher, helping students to develop their own love of music. The second goal, maybe unknown even to her, was to express her deep faith by the way she lived. She accomplished both goals.

She is survived by two sisters, Margaret, and Yvonne (Vonnie) Anderson, both of Sheldon; one aunt, Esther (Anderson) Waldo of Colorado Springs, Colorado; numerous cousins; and faithful friends.

Her parents preceded her in death, as did aunts, uncles and cousins.