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Harriett A. Anderson, 83, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. She was born on November 10, 1933 in Capron, IL, the daughter of Harry L. and Lillian A. (Hoy) Kleive. Harriett graduated from North Boone High School in the class of 1951 and attended Rockford School of Business. She married Donald R. Anderson on April 11, 1959 in Capron, IL. He predeceased her on September 1, 2012. Harriet was a faithful member of St. Mark Lutheran Church since 1961, where she worked as a preschool teacher and church secretary until retiring in 1986. Harriett and her husband were happily married for 53 years. Together, they enjoyed many years enjoying nature -camping, canoeing and bird watching. Harriett was most at peace in Ely, Minnesota. Harriett was also a very proud grandma.
Harriett is survived by her son, John (Karen) Anderson, grand-daughters, MaryKate and McKenna Anderson of Cherry Valley and her sister, Julie Kleive of Capron. Harriett is predeceased by her husband and parents.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 in St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 with Rev. Dr. Mark Hagen officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials can be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church.

Condolences & Shared Memories (17)

  1. Joyce Clark

    John so sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts are with you and your Family.

  2. Carl and Mary Pearson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of your mom,Harriett. She was a cheerful and happy lady who would always greet you with a smile.

  3. Sandy Lind Van Aken

    John, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a blessing to so many. I will always treasure her up beat spirt and smile. God Bless you and your family, Sandy

  4. George & Gabriele Drewry

    There has rarely been such a strong, determined person as Harriett. She will light up heaven with her smile. Even with her pain and suffering, she was always cheerful and a great pleasure to be around. We will all miss her. Our prayers go out to you Julie!

  5. Ray and Linda Peters

    So sorry for your loss, I remember visiting with Harriet in Blaine. She was in the class at Capron with my cousin Delorse Flagg. Very sweet lady indeed!

  6. Susan Fredrick

    So sorry to hear of your Sisters passing, Julie. You are in our thoughts and Prayers..

  7. Kevin and Jane Hedtke

    Harriett was wonderful person full of life . We miss visiting with her. Thank you for a second mom to us. Prayers to Harriett family .Love Kevin and Jane Hedtke

  8. Jeri Bowers

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Thomas and Glynis McKew

    So sorry to hear of Harriet's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Julie, John and family at this very sad time.

  10. Joni Waddell

    Julie my heart goes out to you! God bless you and hopefully we can get together sometime. I watch my twin grandsons on day of visitation and funeral my prayers will be with you and your family God Bless Joni

  11. Rev. Jim Hill, Retired

    Such a wonderful person and a joyous spirit. Sympathy and prayers to all!

  12. Betti Wolf

    I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for you all!

  13. Barb Sager

    So very sorry for your loss! Harriett was always so up-beat, happy and had a smile that was contagious. We (Capron Lutheran) just loved Christmas caroling and visiting with her the last few years. I am so sorry I will not be at services due to work but send hugs and prayers for the whole family!

  14. Todd Cratty

    Come Mothers Day, everyone says they have the best mom. John is one of the lucky ones to truly have gotten one of the great ones. She was a gem and she raised a great son. My deepest condolences.

  15. Josie Peebles

    I am shocked that Harriet passed away so quickly.Had a really nice visit with her on Monday afternoon .Considering her knowing about her ominous diagnosis,she was upbeat looking forward to entertaining some friends for supper.She told me what kind of sandwiches she was planning to serve along with the pumpkin bars she had just baked and frosted.Gave her a big hug when I left never thinking that would be the last time I would see her alive.I am so sad and so sorry to lose such a great and wonderful friend.My heart goes out to her wonderful family.She was such a "treasure". This is such a big loss to those who knew and loved her.

  16. Lynn McClellan

    I didn't know Harriett for very long, only a couple of years, but, what an impression she made on me. She had a wonderful, kind heart. She always had a smile for me, and reached out with encouragement during a time of trouble in my life. I know Harriett is at peace, free from pain, and is dancing and singing in the Lord's house.

  17. Audrey Dennis

    I am so sorry to hear of Harriet’s passing. She was the nicest sweetest person in our church. Always a smile on her face. A true joy to have known. I am sorry to not be able to be at her services as I have to be out of town. She will be missed! My prayers to all of the family!


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