Lola M. Anderson, age 88, of Nevada, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, with Pastor Myron Herzberg officiating. Burial was in the Roland Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at

Born on Dec. 29, 1929, in Story County, Lola Mae (Tjelmeland) Anderson was one of ten children born to Ward and Gladys (Osmundson) Tjelmeland. Lola was united in marriage to Marley Anderson on Dec. 3, 1949, in Roland.

Survivors include six children, Rhonda (Dale) Thompson, of Ephrata, Pa., Shelley Ludeman, of Nevada, Robin (Jack) Robertson, of Prior Lake, Minn., Brett Anderson, of Nevada, Signa (Mark) Morgan, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Bryce Anderson, of Jefferson, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, with two additional blessings expected soon; a brother, Gordon (Susan) Tjelmeland, of Clive; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a son-in-law, LaVern Ludeman; seven brothers, Harold, Leo, Wallace, Wayne, Gary, Joel, and Keith Tjelmeland; and a sister, Delores Campbell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lola’s name may be directed to the family. Ryan Funeral Home, of Nevada, has been entrusted with the care of Lola and her family.