Olga Robin Anderson, 94 - November 12, 2008
Olga Ruth “Robin” (Bensinger) Anderson, 94, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Gothenburg and Holdrege, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at the West Boca Medical Center in Boca Raton.
Anderson will lie in state at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home at Holdrege on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 1-9 p.m. with family present from 7-8:30 p.m.
Services will be conducted at the Christian Homes Chapel at Holdrege on Friday, Nov. 14, at 2:30 p.m. with Mr. Wayne Carlson and Chaplain DeWane Dow officiating. Interment will take place at the Sumner Cemetery.
Anderson was born Aug. 31, 1914, at Phillips, the daughter of Elim and Tillie (Bjorklund) Youngberg.
She and her family moved to Gothenburg in 1916, where she graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1931. She then attended the Moody Bible Institute and later North Park College in Chicago, IL, where she graduated with an associates degree in 1938.
Anderson also graduated from Wheaton College in 1942 with a bachelors degree in music education. She then accepted a position at Coin, IA, as a music teacher.
During World War II, Robin joined the Waves (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in the United States Navy. She served as a chaplain’s assistant with major responsibilities in music.
Following the close of the war, she received a master’s degree from University of Southern California. She taught as a music teacher and consultant in Sacramento, CA, for many years.
On March 24, 1947, she was united in marriage to Merle Bensinger. To this union, two sons were born, Larry Howard and Timothy Scott, who died in infancy. Her husband preceded her in death in April of 1997.
Following her move from Sacramento to Gothenburg, she was married to her brother-in-law, Alvin Anderson of Sumner, on Feb. 25, 1998, following his wife’s death. Due to declining health, the couple moved to the Christian Homes Care Community in Holdrege. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2006. In May of 2008, she moved to Boca Raton to live with her son and his family.
Anderson was active in church and Bible studies. She also enjoyed Christian radio, the family said.
As well as her two husbands and a son, she was preceded in death by: her parents; sisters—Evelyn Anderson, Mildred (Richard) Rohland, Lillian Youngberg and Grace Youngberg; a brother, Paul Youngberg; brothers-in-law—Rush Morrow and Joseph Palmer.
Survivors include: her son, Larry (Christine) Bensinger, and their sons—Christopher and Matthew, all of Boca Raton; a step-daughter, Muriel (Norris) Pearson of Holdrege; two sisters—Violet Morrow of Holdrege and Pearl Palmer of Gallatin, MO; brother, Harold (Vivian) Youngberg of Wheaton, IL; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial has been established suggested to Trinity College of Deerfield, IL.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.nelsonbauerfh.com.
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