OBITUARY: Deloris Mae Andersen

Deloris Mae Andersen

January 21, 1936 ~ May 19, 2021

Deloris Mae Andersen, 85, passed away on May 19, 2021, in Ontario, Oregon. She was born in Tilden, Nebraska, on January 21, 1936, to Irvin and Clara Dahnke. The family moved to a farm near Ontario when she was 12. After graduating high school from Ontario, she began working for the phone company as a switchboard operator. In June 1956 she married Carlton Andersen. They would have been married 65 years next month. They purchased a farm between Ontario and Vale, where they milked cows, raised hay, corn and the boys. Over the years they added three more farms, which two of the sons continue to operate. She loved baking and baling hay. She was very active member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church. In the last couple years as her health declined, she looked forward to going home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

She is survived by her husband Carlton; sons Bill, Earl (Lisa), Dan (Lynette); grandchildren Nicole, Tyler, Nathan, Summer, Joshua, and Luke; great-grandchildren Rylee, Rhett and Wyatt. She also survived by one sister Jeanette (Floyd) Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Dale and Merlin. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Valley View Cemetery in Vale. Viewing will be from 1-5 p.m. Thursday at Lienkaemper Chapel in Ontario. 

Please send memorials to Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 208 SW 1st Ave., Ontario, Oregon 97914 or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences to the family at www.lienkaemper-thomason.com.