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Irma Louise Anderson

April 12, 1926 - January 15, 2023
Racine, WI



Saturday, February 11, 2023
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CST
Bethania Lutheran Church
4120 Wright Ave
Racine, WI 53405


Saturday, February 11, 2023
11:00 AM CST
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Bethania Lutheran Church
4120 Wright Ave.
Racine, WI 53405


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Alan and Irma Anderson Endowed Scholarship Fund
2001 Alford Park
Kenosha, WI 53140

Bethania Lutheran Church
4120 Wright Ave.
Racine, WI 53405

Life Story / Obituary


Irma Louise Anderson, 96, (nee Niekamp) passed away peacefully on January 15, 2023. Beloved wife of 58

years to Alan Anderson. Preceded in death by Alan, her parents, Edward and Elizabeth (Baker) Niekamp

and her brother and sisters. Devoted mother to Ross (Heidi), Jolene (Michael Morris) and Jane (Jack

Spencer). Proud grandmother of Lise, Peter, Nick, Aaron, Ben, Glenn, Annika and Erick. Very proud

grandmother of 14 great-grandchildren, and a special aunt to her niece and nephews.

Irma was born at home on the family farm in Ursa, Illinois. She was valedictorian of her high school

graduating class and became the first in her family to attend college, graduating with a degree in home

economics from Carthage College in 1948. She met her future husband, Alan, while students at Carthage

College and they married in 1950.

Following her graduation, Irma taught home economics and worked as a hospital dietician until she

focused her talents and training in her own home to raise her children. Alan spent his entire career at

Carthage College, where he eventually became President. She and Alan were deeply involved in the

growth of the college, both in Carthage, IL and later when the college moved to Kenosha, WI. They loved

Carthage College and made many deep and lasting friendships with the faculty, staff, alumni and students

at the college.

Irma will forever be defined by her love and devotion to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-

grandchildren. Family was everything to her and she was always present at the center of every family


A celebration of her life will take place at Bethania Lutheran Church, 4120 Wright Avenue, Racine, WI on

Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 11:00 AM, with visitation at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials can

be made to the Alan and Irma Anderson Endowed Scholarship Fund, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park

Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140 and/or to Bethania Lutheran Church, 4120 Wright Avenue, Racine, WI 53405.

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude and thanks for the heartfelt and tender care Irma

received at the Kenosha Hospice Alliance in Pleasant Prairie.