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Maxine Anderson to celebrate 85th Birthday

Staff reports

Maxine E. Anderson of 1307 13th Street, Viola will be celebrating her 85th birthday.

Maxine Weidner was born Sept. 18, 1923 in Rock Island. She is the daughter of Harry and Mae Weidner. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1943.

Maxine married LaVern G. Anderson from Alpha in 1945 at the Church of Peace in Rock Island. She formerly worked at the Viola Sale Barn lunch room in Viola for 25 years and is a wonderful homemaker. Her hobbies include making quilts by hand, gardening and homemade pies.

Her children and their spouses are Mike (Pam) Anderson of Lynn Center, Jerry Anderson and Colleen (Dave) Moore of Viola; grandson, Chad (Jenny) Anderson and great-grandchildren Abigail, Ethan and Eli Anderson of Elmwood.