Grace Anderson


Grace AndersonGrace L. Anderson, age 88 of Walnut Grove, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at her home. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 9 at Walnut Grove Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Grace L. Anderson was born April 30, 1930 to William and Mary (Grubish) Prosch in Verdi, Minnesota.  She attended country school near Verdi and graduated from Lake Benton High School.  Grace continued her education at Mankato State College and Marshall Southwest State University. On June 21, 1952 she married Donald V. Anderson in Lake Benton.  Grace taught elementary school in Walnut Grove.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.  Grace enjoyed knitting, reading and playing cards.  She loved going on walks, fishing and traveling.

Grace is survived by her children: Mary (Larry) Madsen of Columbia Falls, MT, James (Barb) of Walnut Grove and Robert (Mary) of Rapid City, SD; granddaughter: Erin Madsen of Whitefish, MT; sisters: LaVonne Bressler of Leona Valley, CA, and Gladys (Bruce) Southward of St. Paul. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, siblings Harold Prosch, Evelyn Rudebusch, Marjorie Gunderman, Dorothy Prosch, Berniece Murray, Wayne Prosch and Donald Prosch.


  1. Dan Peterson says

    Grace touched many kids lives as an elementary teacher- she was my fifth grade teacher. My condolences to her family.
    Dan Peterson

  2. Susa Ledbetter says

    Bob, I am very sorry to hear that your Mom has passed away. I will keep you, Mary and your family in my prayers. You look so like your Mom. I expect you have heard this before. Love to you and Mary, Susan Ledbetter

  3. Pam and Jeff Swenson says

    Jeff and I are very sorry to hear of the passing of you mother, Bob. May the memories you have of the life you shared soften your sadness.

  4. Sorry about your loss. Think of all the family time.

  5. Jason Ourada says

    So sorry for your loss. I remember the days of walnut grove elementary school and her smile to get us. She will be missed

  6. Beth Kleven says

    Grace taught all my kids and taught them well. Thank you, Grace.

  7. Candyce (Pack) Sowers says

    Rest with God, Grace .Her name was who she was: GRACE. Such good memories of family times together.

  8. Claudine Johnson says

    Dear Mary Madsen and family! We are thinking of you and wishing you all a peaceful day! You are all in our thoughts and prayers today as you spend time thinking about your mother Grace. I wish I could have told your mom what a wonderful person you are Mary…but I know she already knows that…all of our love from Montana!!! Claudine and Scott Johnson… Kalispell, Montana

  9. Marg Wiecks says

    My condolences to Mary, Jim, Robbie and their families. May perpetual light shine upon her and she Rest In Peace. We had many good and not so good experiences while attending night classes.

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