Miriam R. Anderson

Visitation: Monday, May 15, 2015 at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Chapel from 6:00-8:00pm.

anderson0001Miriam R. Anderson, 79, passed away May 10, 2017 at Sanford USD Medical Center.

She was born on a farm near Alcester, SD on October 13, 1937 to Hazel Oie. She lived with her grandparents and two uncles while she attended Ring rural school.  Miriam graduated from Alcester High School in 1955.  She married Eugene Anderson and lived in the Alcester area until moving to Harrisburg where they lived for the next 50 years.  The family did a lot of traveling with a camping trailer and visited most of the United States.  After their children were older, she worked for several insurance companies until retirement.

Eugene and Miriam drove many miles in their Model A Ford. They belonged to the Model A Ford Club, the Horseless Carriage Club, Granite Threshermen’s Association, SD Archaeological Society, Minnehaha County Historical Society, Westerners International, and the Sioux Falls Active Generations.  They still loved to travel and visit friends and family.

She leaves to mourn: Her husband, Gene; son, David Anderson and son-in-law, John Colburn, Pittsburgh, PA; daughter, Elaine (Mike) Rieck, Mitchell, SD; brothers, Don (Tamara) , Gene, Gerry (Diane), Richard (Gladys) Ambroson and a sister, Jo Ann Ambroson; grandsons, Eric Anderson (fiancé, Amanda Schager), Sioux Falls, Matthew Rieck, Sioux Falls, and Patrick Rieck, Mitchell, and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Granite Threshermen’s Association or Active Generations.

A celebration of life visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Monday, May 15, 2017 at Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Harrisburg Funeral Chapel.

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  1. Ken Ambroson on May 12, 2017 said:

    My Aunt Miriam was a very loving woman who cared for those around her. She always had a smile on her face, and it was contagious. I’m going to miss her and her laugh. She knew how to make everyone just feel good. She didn’t hesitate to help others at all. I always loved visiting her. The gift she gave me that I will cherish the most are the many memories at the family reunions and other get-togethers.

  2. Kathy Skinner on May 12, 2017 said:

    I’m​ was so sorry to hear about Miriam’s passing, she was such a warm and loving lady. I have always thought of you all as family and always will. God bless you all.

  3. Becky Cooper Rus on May 13, 2017 said:

    I’m so sorry to hear of her passing! Prayers to the family! It’s been a zillion years since we were neighbors in Alcester!

  4. Doris Green on May 13, 2017 said:

    I have lost a dear friend and great lady.
    My sympathy to her family.
    Doris Green

  5. Lynda Renner on May 14, 2017 said:

    I love you Miriam 💕
    I love your family too!
    Tender mercy and lovingkindness blessings on you all!

  6. Kirsten Dowell on May 14, 2017 said:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Miriam with love and am deeply saddened at her loss.

    Kirsten (Packowski) Dowell

  7. Liz Treiber Haufle on May 14, 2017 said:

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Miriam. Sending my heartfelt condolances to you all, especially to you, Gene. May God give you all peace and comfort. e

  8. Karen Spain on May 14, 2017 said:

    I’m very sorry for your loss Elaine.

  9. Don Hood on May 15, 2017 said:

    Gene and Family,
    I am so sorry for Miriam’s passing. She was such a great lady, and she will be dearly missed. Prayers and condolences to you and the family. I will call you later. God Bless, Don Hood

  10. Brenda Eden on May 15, 2017 said:

    So Sorry to hear about Miriam. I have so many good childhood memories of her and playing at your house. May all your good memories be with you at this difficult time and always! Thoughts and prayers to you all.

    Rodney and Brenda (Crawford) Eden

  11. JoAnn Lind O'Hare on May 20, 2017 said:

    Miriam was a Ring School classmate of mine at that small one room school. Reading the Alcester Union notice of her passing brought back several memories of recess time when we all played together in the playground. Miriam was often one of the first picked when we choose sides for softball. Recess time was fun. I’m sure you will miss this lovely person.