In memory of

Doris Andersen

March 6, 1929 - May 7, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Doris Andersen

Doris Andersen

Born: March 6, 1929
Died: May 7, 2019
Age: 90
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   Doris Andersen, age 90 of Spencer, IA, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at St. Luke Lutheran Nursing Home in Spencer, IA. Doris Elaine Coulter was born on March 6, 1929, to parents Floyd and Berdeen Coulter (Hight) in Randolph, NE. Doris grew up in Nebraska with her parents and three siblings. They later moved to Iowa where she went to school in Spencer and graduated with the Spencer High School Class of 1946.
   On June 1, 1948, Doris married the love of her life, H. Stanley Andersen, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. This union was blessed with four daughters: Denise, Nancy, Jeannie, and Lisa. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and later, Faith Lutheran Church. Doris held different jobs throughout her lifetime but the one she was most proud of was being a wife, mother, and homemaker. She was a Luzier Cosmetics Consultant and worked at K&D Bootery and Lynch Drugstore in Spencer. Every year at fair time she could be found at the information booth at the Clay County Fair. Doris volunteered her time every year working as an election official for Clay County. She also served on the Spencer Library Board, was a member of the Ladies Circle at Bethany Lutheran Church, and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Doris really enjoyed her role as the main make- up artist for the Spencer Community Theatre.

   Doris loved life. She loved being outside staring up at the sky while watching beautiful clouds form. She liked weather in general, everything about it. Watching birds also brought a smile to her face. While these things brought her great joy, spending time with her family and friends brought her even greater joy. Outside of family time, Doris and Stan often found time to go dancing together. They were members of dance clubs; La Danza and C.O.D. This was certainly a favorite pastime. And for the love of all things, zebras, Doris had this mastered. She collected many zebras through her years.  She also had quite the collection of Santas. It is without a doubt that Doris warm, caring, generous heart will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 70 years, Stan Andersen of Spencer, IA; daughters: Denise (Gene) Lovitt of Spencer, IA , Nancy (Steve) Letcher of Milford, IA, Jeannie (Jerry) Pippin of Cedaredge, CO, Lisa Buchan of Spencer, IA; grandchildren: Jadee Lauer, Carrie Bowden, Drew Bowden, Jake Letcher, Allison Testroet, Emily Robinson, Edward Letcher, Katie Gilliland, Andy Pippin, Elizabeth Dekker, Peter Buchan; great grandchildren: Paige and Hannah Lauer, Zofiana and Deacon Woollums, Cash and Cambrie Robinson, Kira and Logan Gilliland, Lilly Pippin, Jacob, Millie, and Clara Dekker, LeRoy Buchan; Brother,

  LeRoy Coulter of Loveland, CO sister Edna (Ed) Clarke of Simcoe, ON, Canada; many extended family members and friends.

  Doris was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Berdeen Coulter; and sister Alice Coulter, and Son-in-law, Jerome Bowden.

4:30 p.m., Friday
May 10, 2019
Faith Lutheran Church
Spencer, Iowa
5:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday
May 9, 2019
Faith Lutheran Church
Spencer, Iowa
Fairview Cemetery
Meadow Township
Spencer, Iowa


Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:42 AM
“To stan Liz and rest of family my thoughts are with you .. Doris was an amazing lady who I loved just like she was my family cuz her and Stan were the only grandparents I'll ever know n prayers from the stone family”
- Ryan D Stone
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:42 AM
“Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Ken and Diane Kane”
- Ken & Diane Kane
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:25 PM
“To the Andersen Family, so sorry for your loss...”
- Lorna Johnson Sebring
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 9:25 AM
“Lisa & Family,
Doris was a beautiful woman just like her girls! You're all blessed to have had her in your lives for so long. Remember all the good times & cherish them in your loving hearts forever. May God be with you at this time & always! Love you Dear Lisa. ”
- Judith Nielsen
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:58 PM
“Dory was a kind soul who touched the hearts of many. She raised a beautiful family. We were so blessed to have known her. Our sympathy to her sweet husband and family. God bless her memory! ”
- Mark & Karla Malo
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:58 PM
“Sorry to hear about Doris. Condolences to all the family and friends.”
- Brian and Kim
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:50 AM
“Doris was a lovely lady she enjoyed her family She also loved her Lord She was a wonderful neighbor May the Lord give her family strength love and God bless to all her family Ann Myers”
- Ann Myers
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:50 AM
“Carol and I will always remember Dory's friendship and the fun we had as your neighbor for many years. We will miss you and cherish our time we had with you...”
- Rick Sanders
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