Blanche Rose Anderson was born February 3, 1922, in New York City, NY, to Charles and Carrie (Seidel) Woytisek. She graduated from Julia Richmond High School in New York City. On February 9, 1944, she married Robert W. Anderson in New York City, where they resided until moving to Mitchell in 1952. For over twenty years she was employed as a nurse’s aide in the maternal care unit of St. Joseph Hospital in Mitchell. She was a charter member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church and held various offices with the Mitchell Peace Officers Association Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, three sons: Robert “Andy” Anderson of Mitchell; Ed Anderson and wife, Eileen of Mitchell, SD, Dick Anderson and wife, Betty of Mitchell, SD; two daughters, Bonnie Bueber and husband, Duane of Tripp, SD, Karen Spelbring of Mitchell; fourteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Evelyn Venus and one great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Spelbring.