Geraldine Ethel (Clark) Anderson of Dresser died peacefully on Jan. 26, 2019. She was 91.

She was born Feb.18, 1927, in her childhood home in Dresser. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Dresser. She attended Dresser Elementary School, Osceola High School, and graduated from Superior State Teacher’s College (now University of Wisconsin-Superior), earning a Bachelor of Science degree.

Geraldine taught elementary school for three years in Beloit, Wis., two years at the Polk County Normal School (Teacher’s College), and 35 years at Osceola Elementary School retiring in 2000.

Geraldine was very involved in her community. She served as member and president of the Business and Professional Women of Beloit, lifetime member and Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, member and president of the Dresser Women’s Club, Cub Scout Den Mother, member and Treasurer of Dresser Boy Scout Troop Council. She was a life-long active member of Bethany Lutheran/Peace Lutheran Church, serving on committees, women’s groups, choir, teaching Sunday School, and mentoring confirmation students. Geraldine was a long-term member and president of the Dresser Village Library Board, and was named the 2016 Wisconsin Library Association Trustee of the Year.

Geraldine was passionate about teaching young people to read and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time at the lake, walking, reading, music, and sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings.

She was preceded in death by parents Eugene and Ethel (Gilbertson) Clark, brother Ellis Clark, husband Wilmer ‘Jack’ Anderson, daughter Mary Drinkwine, son-in-law Marvin Drinkwine, son John Anderson, and grandson Duane Rannow.

Geraldine is survived by daughter-in-law Cheryl (John) Anderson, their children Diana Rannow, and Tad (Katie) Anderson, and their children Tallis and August; son Paul (Rebecca) Anderson, their children Claire and Hannah; son Mark (Susan) Anderson, their children Sarah, Thomas, Brian and Erin; granddaughter Pam Drinkwine (Jana Rieck), their daughter Brittney Williams and her children Marianna and Dakota.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. and funeral services at 11 a.m. on Feb. 8 at Peace Lutheran Church, Dresser, followed by interment at Bethesda Lutheran Church Cemetery.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be given to the Dresser Village Library or Peace Lutheran Church. Arrangements by the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola. Condolences may be expressed online at

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