Bernice (Maxie) Anderson
Bernice (Maxie) Anderson, 93, of Bismarck, formerly of Dodge, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at the Turtle Lake Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. MST, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at the Halliday Assembly of God Church, Halliday, with Pastor N...
Bernice (Maxie) Anderson, 93, of Bismarck, formerly of Dodge, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at the Turtle Lake Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. MST, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at the Halliday Assembly of God Church, Halliday, with Pastor Nolan Harmon officiating.
Burial will follow in the Spring Creek Cemetery, rural Dodge.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. MST, Tuesday, at Seibel Funeral Home, Beulah.
Bernice (Maxie) Anderson was born to Paul and Annie (Pederson) Maxie on Aug. 21, 1915, northwest of Dodge in a frame house built by her uncles Lars and Ole Bothner. She attended grades one through seven at a country school one mile from her home and grades eight thru twelve at Dodge Public School. She attended nine months at Dickinson State Teachers College and received her "Teaching Certificate" and went right to work with her first teaching job at Goldman School, earning $60 per month salary and just $3 for school supplies. She continued her education at Dickinson State Teachers College, attending summer school as well as going nights during the school year.
She completed five full years earning a major in elementary education and Minors in English and Social Studies. She retired due to ill health in 1978, after teaching 27 and a half years, 10 years teaching in country schools and 17 and a half years in Halliday. To quote her, "I also received an EDUCATION from my students".
During WWII, she worked at Mira Loma Quartermaster Depot as a clerk-typist near Ontario, Calif. She returned home to Dodge in the spring of 1945. Bernice became engaged to Clifford Anderson when he came home on military furlough from the U.S. Army. They were married on June 30, 1945, at Camp Stoneman in California. They lived in Pittsburg, Calif. until Clifford was discharged. In 1946, they moved back to Dodge to farm and teach. After 23 years of retirement she moved to Dickinson to be closer to her family, and in 2002, she moved to Bismarck due to health problems. She entered the Turtle Lake Community Memorial Hospital's Swing Bed Unit in July of 2008.
Bernice is survived by her son, David Anderson of Dickinson; daughter, Enid (Craig) Lakoduk of Turtle Lake; grandchildren, Krystal Horton, Dickinson, Troy Anderson, Dickinson, Terri (Dave) Schacher, West Fargo, Michal (Mike) Schmidt, Glyndon, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Chelsy Horton, Dickinson, Charlee Lakoduk, West Fargo, Carter and Gavin Schmidt, Glyndon, Minn.; one brother, James (Cora) Maxie, Malta, Mont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford; one daughter, Avis Anderson; two sisters, Mary Olson and Genevieve Jaschob; one brother, Everette Maxie.
Arrangements conducted by Seibel Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.