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Caroline "Carol" Elsie Anderson

January 22, 1927 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Caroline "Carol" Anderson Obituary

Caroline Elsie Anderson “Carol”, age 97, of Cable, WI passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Hayward Health Services in Hayward, WI.

Carol was born January 22, 1927, in Ashland, WI, the daughter of Stephen and Elsie (Hendricks) McClaire.  Carol was raised in Glidden, WI where she would live through the Great Depression and World War II, graduating from high school in 1945.  She then attended Ashland County Normal School and the University of Wisconsin, Superior to receive her teaching certificate.  Carol worked four years as an elementary school teacher for Butternut, Cable, and Cumberland School Districts.  On June 30, 1951, Carol was joined in marriage to Donald Anderson in Glidden, WI.  Together they moved to Cable, WI where Carol was a homemaker raising her three boys.  She ran a tight ship around the house and kept everyone well fed with her excellent cooking. You had better not walk on her freshly vacuumed carpet or be late for a meal. Carol was definitely feisty.  Carol enjoyed flower gardening, berry picking, Skip-Bo (Carol’s rules), taking family trips, going to the cabin on Lake Namakagon, and routing on her boys as they skied many birkebeiners, marathons, etc.  She became a Christian as a young mother and faithfully attended Living Hope Community Church in Cable, WI. Being sick was the only acceptable excuse to miss church even though they were usually the last ones to get there. She loved time with her family, especially her 3 grandchildren.  

Carol is survived by her three sons, Jim (Denise) Anderson of Cable, Bryan (Laura) Anderson of White Bear Lake, MN, Lon Anderson of Cable; three grandchildren, Stephen (Amanda Suter), Jeni (Brandon) Rutherford, Becky; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; and three sisters, Betsy McClaire, Eileen Houger and Alice McClaire.

A funeral service will be held for Carol at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20th, 2024, at Living Hope Community Church in Cable.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church.  A private interment will be held in the Greenwood Cemetery in Cable in the spring.

Memorial funds will go toward sound system upgrades at Living Hope Community Church.

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January 20, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Living Hope Community Church in Cable

Funeral Service
January 20, 2024

Living Hope Community Church in Cable


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