Ilene V. Anderson, 92, of Harmony

Ilene V. Anderson, 92, of Harmony, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the Gundersen Health Care Center in Harmony with her family by her side.

She was born Oct. 19, 1926, to Guy T. and Nora (Sanden) Soland in Amherst Township, Fillmore County.

She was baptized at Henrytown Lutheran and confirmed at Greenfield Lutheran in Harmony.

She attended grade school in Amherst and graduated from Harmony High School in 1944. She attended Normal teacher training in Preston following graduation and taught in Hutton Valley.

She met Milo J. Anderson at his brother’s restaurant where she waitressed. They were married May 14, 1949, at Greenfield Lutheran parsonage in Harmony.

She worked for HECO, waitressed at several restaurants and cleaned houses, but she always said her best job ever was doing daycare for many families in Harmony. She created so many special memories and friends through her daycare that lasted a lifetime. She spoke highly of each and every one.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn (Bruce) Fishbaugher of Preston; three grandchildren, John (Kristina) Fishbaugher, David (Jessica) Fishbaugher, and Allyson (Steve) Bahl; seven great-grandchildren, Alex (Audrey) Fishbaugher, Clay (Julia) Fishbaugher, Emilee Fishbaugher, Jake Fishbaugher, Makaura Fishbaugher, Sophia Fishbaugher and Samuel Bahl; stepgrandchildren, Briana Bahl, Ross (Carrie) Bahl and family, Riley (Liz) Bahl and August; a great-great-granddaughter, Lia Kathryn Fishbaugher; and two sisters-in-law, Pat Soland and Mary Ward, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a great-grandson, Maxwell Fishbaugher; three sisters, Audrey Teslow, Esther Hanlon and Nora (Darleen) Johnson; and three brothers, LuVerne, Gerald and Guy “Junior” Soland.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 1, at Greenfield Lutheran Church followed by burial in Greenfield Cemetery.