Verlynn (Henrich) Anderson of Dell Rapids passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on February 6, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday, February 11, 2016 at St. Joseph the Workman Catholic Church, Huntimer. Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Dell Rapids. Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM Wednesday, with a Wake Service at 5:00 PM at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Dell Rapids. On-Line Condolences may be left at Minnehaha Funeral Home.
Verlynn was born on January 28, 1924 to Fred and Elizabeth Henrich, Dell Rapids, South Dakota. She attended rural school and graduated from Dell Rapids High School in 1941.
She married Gordon Anderson on March 28, 1951 at St. Joseph the Workman Catholic Church at Huntimer. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Dakota State College and continued her education earning a Master Degree from South Dakota State University.
Her professional experience included teaching two years in the Chester Elementary School and 40 years in the Dell Rapids Public School System, teaching in the Elementary School and High School. Verlynn took advanced courses from the University of South Dakota and Augustana College.
Verlynn was a Life Member of NEA, a member of St. Joseph the Workman Catholic Church where she held offices in the church Council and Women’s Guild. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters for many years. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, flowers, golf, fishing, and traveling. She loved her farm and lived there her entire life.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Gordon (the love of her life) of almost 65 years, two daughters, Carolyn (Mark) Van Hoef, McMinnville, Oregon and Rita Rae (Lee) Doohen, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; five grandchildren, Dr. Abby Van Hoef, Mitchell Van Hoef, Ashley (Jake) Friemel, Kelly (Pat) Wicker and Captain Daniel (Tess) Doohen. Verlynn has three sisters, Fayola Gaspar, Lois Fischer and Donna Keller. She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Earl and a sister, Colleen.