Wed, 11/16/2016 - 3:26pm admin
Margaret Anderson, age 74, of Murdo, S.D., died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Sioux Falls.
Margaret Louise Young was born Oct. 23, 1942, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Clarence W. and Luella (Oftedal) Young. As a child she grew up in Minneapolis and received her education.
She was married to Richard Harding, Sr. in 1959 in Minneapolis, and to this union was born one son, Richard Harding, Jr. They made their home in Minneapolis, where Margaret worked as a waitress.
She was then united in marriage to Clifford L. Anderson in 1964, in Minneapolis, and to this union were born two children, Brett and Randee. She continued to make her home in Minneapolis, until moving to the “best little town in the world,” Murdo, in 1971.
While in Murdo, Margaret continued to waitress, along with working at various motels, and helping at the mechanic shop. She spent her whole life in customer service. Along with her various jobs, Margaret and Clifford were part of the original EMTs for the ambulance service that started in Jones County in 1975. She continued to work with the EMS until retiring in 1990.
Margaret excelled at Jeopardy, crossword puzzles, word search and any trivia games. She never missed a Christmas of baking, especially Fattigmann, a Norwegian Christmas cookie.
Survivors include her three children, Richard Harding, Jr. of Sioux Falls, Brett Anderson of Murdo and Randee Henle and her husband, Steve, of Sioux Falls; three grandchildren, Tyler and Tait (Kayla) Bryan, and Brian Henle; two great-grandchildren, Landon and Cole Bryan; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Genevieve Young.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2:00 p.m. (CST) at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.