Carol Sue Anderson, 82, of Castalia, Iowa died Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg, Iowa. Carol Sue was born on February 26, 1935 to George and Bernice (Chase) Nickels in Grass Creek, Indiana. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1952.
Carol was united in marriage with Jerry Anderson on August 2, 1959 in Elgin, Iowa, five children were born to this union. She was a farm wife and enjoyed raising the children. She spent time reading, doing puzzles, tending to her flowers and garden, canning and baking.
Carol is survived by her five children, Stacey (Joseph) Thomas of Juneau, Alaska, Lori (Jim Engen) Kuehl of Giard, Iowa, Scott Anderson of Ossian, Iowa, Lisa Anderson of Ossian, Iowa and JaDene (Hugh) Wegner of Ossian, Iowa; ten grandchildren, Matthew, Jonathon and Courtney Wendel, Sarah Mormann, Jacob and Joshua Kuehl, Sheila Anderson, Deidree Acord and Ryan and Kyle Wegner; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Nickels of Grand Junction, Colorado.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Anderson on March 28, 2005; her parents, George and Bernice Nickels; two grandsons, Shawn Anderson and Jacob Wegner; siblings, Owen Nickels, Merlin Nickels, Gerald Lee Nickels, Gayle Olson, Lois Jane and Evertt Nickels in childhood.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Ossian Lutheran Church, Ossian, Iowa. There will also be a one hour visitation before services at the church on Wednesday.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Ossian Lutheran Church, Ossian, Iowa with Rev. David Lenth as the Officiant.
Burial will follow at Bloomfield Cemetery, Castalia, Iowa.
Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.