Rena C. Andersen

May 22, 2013  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.    Rena C. Andersen, 91, of Brookside Circle, died Wednesday morning, May 22, at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Herb Swanson, pastor of the First  Presbyterian Church, Lowville, officiating. Burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery. A calling hour will be 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Born July 23, 1921, in Montague, a daughter of the late Clarence and Ada Joy Carter, she graduated in 1939 from Lowville Academy.  

She married John R. Andersen on Sept. 30, 1944, at Hendricks Field Air Force Base, Sebring, FL. Rena and her family lived in Los Angeles, CA until 1972, when they moved to Lowville.  Rena served as village clerk of Lowville from 1974 to 1986.  Rena and John moved to Brookside Senior Living Community in 2004. Mr. Andersen died Aug. 15, 2010.

Mrs. Andersen was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lowville, and enjoyed reading, quilting, and sewing.  

In her younger years, she was active playing the guitar, and enjoyed skiing.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Debora, West Covina, Calif., Brian and Debbie of LaCrescenta, Calif., and Paul and Jennifer, Glendora, Calif.; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  

She was predeceased by her husband, John R. Andersen.

Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 203 N. Hamilton Street, Watertown, NY 13601, or Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367, or to a charity of ones choice.

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Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.