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Lois Sanderson, 82

October 7, 2008

BEAMAN - Lois Sanderson, 82, of Beaman, died Oct. 5, 2008, at her home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, with Pastor David Burling of the Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, officiating. Private interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery at Beaman on Thursday. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. For condolences, visit

Born Lois Lindaman on Jan. 26, 1926, at Wellsburg, Iowa, she was the daughter of William and Ida (Riebkes) Lindaman. She graduated with Wellsburg High School's Class of 1943, followed by a year of nursing school. She resided in Washington, D.C., at the age of 19, working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mrs. Sanderson lived the past 17 years with her son, Ricky, at Beaman and from 1978 to 1991 in Chicago. Ill., working at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill. She also worked at the Beaman Library. In the late 1960s, she worked at Marshalltown Area Community Hospital in the obstetrics department.

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On February 15th, 1948, she was united in marriage to Marvin Eldon Sanderson at Wellsburg. They farmed near Beaman, and though they parted later in life, they remained friends that were blessed by ten children.

Lois treasured her family, was compassionate and very generous - always had an extra setting for dinner for anyone.

She is survived by her children: Jerry (Linda) of Liscomb, Kenny (Lori) of Gladbrook, Barb (Jim) Croxdale of Ames, Bobby (Joni) of Beaman, Ricky of Beaman, LeeAnn Switzer (Scott Bittner) of Union, Gary (Sergio Quinonez Montaldo) of Iowa City, Denny (Lynnette) of Beaman, Linda (Curt) Hoff of Nevada and Lori Budziak of Aurora, Colo.; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Arlene (Dale) Heetland of Ackley and Marjorie (Richard) Sweet of Waterloo; sisters-in-law, Betty Lindaman of Tulsa, Okla. and Ruth (John) Glessner of Conrad; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

In death, she has rejoined her parents; brother, Alvin; and former husband and father of her children, Marvin, who died Jan. 20, 1991.



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