GOLDEN VALLEY, MN (February 8, 2012) – Funeral services will be conducted for former Evangelical Covenant Church missionary Irene (Johnson) Anderson, 88, at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Covenant Village of Golden Valley. She died last Friday.
Anderson was born March 31, 1923, in Omaha, Nebraska. She earned her associate’s degree at North Park College and nursing degree at the University of Nebraska.
She married Philip Anderson on August 31, 1946. He preceded her in death in 2000.
In 1957, the couple began their missionary service in Indonesia where they ministered to the needs of an independent national church consisting of 350,000 members. Less than a year after arriving, violence in their area forced the Andersons to evacuate. Several months later, they were able to resume their medical and educational work in another part of the country. Ultimately, they served three terms in Indonesia.
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