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Delilah Edith Anderson

May 29, 1928 — August 5, 2022

Delilah Edith Anderson, 94, of Kalona, died Friday, August 5, 2022, at Pleasantview Nursing Home in Kalona.


A celebration of life will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the Kalona United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2022, from 4:00-7:00pm, at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. The service will be livestreamed to the Beatty- Peterseim Facebook and YouTube page. Graveside service will be held at Northwood Cemetery, Grygla, MN, at a later date. A memorial fund has been established for the Kalona Methodist Church, Washington County Hospice and Pleasantview Nursing Home.


Delilah was born May 29, 1928, in International Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of Harland and Anna (Hanson) Lee. She was united in marriage to Theodore Anderson on October 12, 1946, in Bemidji, Minnesota. After marriage they farmed in the Grygla, MN, area until moving to Kalona in the early 60s. Following Ted’s retirement, they enjoyed fishing at the Lake of the Woods in Minnesota. She was a member of the Kalona Methodist Church, and UMW. She enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing, yard work, spending time with family, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, and was an avid Viking fan.


Survivors include her daughters Alana (Duane) Bontrager of Kalona, Joan Gerot of Kalona, Carol (Marvin) Bontrager of Frytown, Marilyn Anderson (friend Pat May) of Kalona, Voncille (Kevin) Johnson of Kalona, son Dean Anderson of Kalona. Daughter-in-law Teresa Anderson of Kalona. Siblings Jeanne Brenna of Cloquet, MN, Vernon (Arlene) Lee of Bemidji, MN, Kenneth Lee of Warroad, MN, Gerald (Betty) Lee of Grand Marais, MN, Leland (Carol) Lee of St. Cloud, MN. 19 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson.


Preceding Delilah in death were her parents, husband, sons Keith and Ernest, son-in-law Dean Gerot, siblings Harland Jr., George, Ralph, Earl, and sisters Cerise Swanson and Judith Kotrba.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Peterseim Funeral Home

201 B Ave, Kalona, IA 52247

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Kalona United Methodist Church

302 4th St, Kalona, IA 52247

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