Lynaya “Lynn” Anderson, 71

Lynaya “Lynn” Anderson, 71, of Waupun went home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.

Lynaya was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Gary, Ind., the daughter of Myles and Marie Mannheim Strom.

Lynaya attended Hobart, Ind. schools, graduating from Hobart High School.
On Dec. 3, 1955, she married her high school sweetheart, Donald R. Anderson, in Hobart, Ind.

Shortly after their marriage, the couple moved to Cedarburg when they resided for seven years until moving to West Bend. They resided in West Bend for 16 years and then Land ’O Lakes for 16 years. They moved to Waupun in 2003 to be closer to Lanaya’s family.

Lanaya loved the north woods where she and Donald enjoyed many outdoor activities together such as bicycling, camping, skiing, snowmobiling and other outdoor fun. She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with a wide circle of friends. Lynaya was a member of Edgewood Community Church where she found Jesus Christ in her life and acquired many wonderful and caring friends.

Lynaya loved being closer to her family most of all. She adored her children, grandchildren and Ayden, her great-grandson, who was the joy of her life and a blessing to her and her husband, Don.

Lynaya fought a courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Donald R. Anderson of Waupun; three children, Donald P. Anderson of West Bend, Deborah Lynn (Tom) Huber of Ripon and Derrick M. Anderson of Beaver Dam; three g r a n d ch i l d re n , Trent, Lauren and Nicholas; a great-grandchild, Ayden Shae; a sister, Joanne (Ron) Katcher of West Bend; and nieces and nephews, Cheri Fitch of Whitefish Bay, Pam (Mike) Mueller of Grafton and Terry Fitch of Port Washington.

Lynaya was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services for Lynaya will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Edgewood Community Church in Waupun. Pastor Roger Knowlton and Pastor Mike Giebink will co-officiate.

Friends and relatives of Lynaya Anderson can call on the family at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m.

The family requests memorials be directed to the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.

"We are so thankful for the blessed friends we acquired through Edgewood Community Church and the wonderful ministry of people within the church. We both found the truth and love through Christ. Thanks to Pastor Mike Giebink, Pastor Roger Knowlton, and all the wonderful elders that kept us in their prayers."

The Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun is serving the family. Online condolences can be sent to