Clarice Elaine Anderson, 90, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 4:17pm on Saturday, March 12, 2022, while surrounded by her loved ones.
Daughter of the late Harry and Mildred Krause, she was born on December 31, 1931.
She was raised in Niagara, WI, with her three siblings, the late Joyce (Jerry) Pringle, the late Robert "Bob" (Betts) Krause, and Dorothy (the late Harold "Bud") Duke.
Clarice met her future husband, Kenneth Russell Anderson, at a roller rink. He was the love of her life, and they were married on November 26, 1949. Shortly after marriage, they moved to the Chicago area to begin their life together.
Clarice and Kenneth welcomed five children: Robin (M'Lis) DePolo, Kenneth (Marilyn) Anderson, Cindy (Gus) Savvas, Debbie (Dale) Anderson Davis, and baby Patricia.
They were blessed with their cherished grandchildren: Paula (Tim) Cohen, Joey (Amanda) DePolo, Will Beckham, Tara (Mark) Anderson, Jesse (Poy) Romonow, Gus, Jr. (Sara) Savvas, Adam (Melissa Peralta) Savvas, Christo Savvas, and Josh Anderson.
Soon followed the precious great grandchildren: Kendall, Alex, and James Cohen, Julien, Gino, Raina, and Elaine DePolo, Brennan, Camden, Aliyah, Christopher, Alaina, and Adam Anderson, and Parker Rose and Echo Savvas.
Clarice was a hard worker, from the post office, the Sawyer Biscuit nights, their own construction company, beauty shop, and ceramic shop, she loved to stay very busy.
Clarice was always very active in volunteer work and had a big heart, always willing to help others.
She spent many years working at the American Legion where she earned the honor of a Lifetime Membership for her service in the auxiliary, the bar, Bingo, parties and anywhere else needed.
In fact, a room at the legion was named The Anderson Room in honor of Clarice and Kenneth for their many years of sacrifice and service there.
Clarice worked with the veterans at Hines Veterans Hospital where she installed a ceramic shop so as they could create gifts for their loved ones.
Upon moving to Concord Place Retirement Community, she very quickly was involved in the Resident Club, planning activities, and running the resident resale shop.
She was always willing to assist anyone in need.
Clarice quickly became friends with many people at Concord Place, residents and staff alike, and she loved them all dearly.
In the last ten years or so, Clarice grew in her faith in Jesus Christ. She went on to become a changed person and wanted to be his servant to those around her. She was a Prayer Warrior for everyone and would say that she doesn't ask for things for herself, but said God always answered her prayers. Her faith grew very strong.
She loved, and was dearly loved, by her brother, sisters, in-laws, numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 21, 2022, with a Viewing at 11:00am, Funeral Service at 12:00pm, and a Graveside Service to immediately follow.
Memorials can be made in Claire's name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or The American Lung Association.