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Caroline Anderson

Caroline M. Anderson, 96, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at the Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake, ND.

Caroline was born on February 25, 1927 in Hampden, ND to Middleton and Nellie (Behnkie) Wolf.  She received her teaching certificate in Minot, ND and taught in the Hampden area where she picked up her students in the school bus pulled by her team of horses, in the winter using a coal furnace in the bus for warmth. She drove the school bus as a student and as a teacher. She picked up neighbor children. She had to care for the horses before running to school to be on time.

She met Clinton Anderson when he was hired to help with her father’s harvest.  She was driving the horses then as they thrashed grain.  They were married on December 21, 1947 in Hampden.  They lived briefly in Coral City, Wisconsin and in Hovland, Minnesota before moving back to Hampden where they farmed until November of 1960 when they moved to the farm in McHenry, ND.  Caroline and Clinton worked side by side tending to dairy cattle, beef cattle, occasionally sheep and pigs, and raising grain and hay.  They raised 7 children to be strong and “backfill” for each other.  She spent over 20 years working for Posi-Lock and was also a substitute mail carrier.  After Clinton passed away in March of 2002 after almost 55 years of marriage, she remained on the farm tending to the weeds in CRP, mowing lawn and taking care of her barn cats.  Caroline loved gardening and was a great writer.  She wrote the best letters and was always frustrated when a card would come with just a signature inside – she appreciated the thought but wanted to know more.  She was kind, humble, had a good sense of humor and always gave good advice.  Caroline had a no-nonsense stride and was very purposeful. She was always working on something.  She was active in church and the community.  She was a founding member of the McHenry Ambulance and the McHenry Senior Citizens Friendship Club.  She will be joining the saints as she enjoyed the song “When The Saints Go Marching In”.  Caroline has been in God’s waiting room for a while and has now gone home.

Caroline is survived by her sister, Angeline Benn; brother, Franklin Ray (Wanda) Wolf; sister-in-law, Jan Wolf; sons, James (Phyllis) Anderson and Duane Anderson; daughters, Marjorie (Joe) Rosenquist-Moya, Joy Tandberg, Cathy (Mark) Hyams, Amy Anderson; daughter-in-law, Rachel Anderson and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mid & Nellie Wolf; husband, Clinton Anderson; sisters, Wanda Iverson and Zola Beauchamp; brothers, Wallace Wolf, Everette Wolf, Leroy Wolf, John Wolf and Howard Wolf; son, Dennis Anderson; son-in-law, Paul Tandberg; grandson, Craig Rosenquist and 3 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the McHenry Ambulance, Bethlehem Cemetery at McHenry, or the Macular Degeneration Foundation.


Caroline’s Visitation will be Friday, June 30, 2023 from 3:00PM – 6:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 10:00AM at the Bethlehem Cemetery, McHenry, ND.

Her Burial will be at the Bethlehem Cemetery, McHenry, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Sending condolences and prayers to Caroline’s family at the loss of their Mother.

  2. Our deepest sympathies to each of Caroline’s family. Her loss is felt by so many and our hearts are broken also. At least she is able to see clearly now and together with her son and husband.
    She left memories with everyone she knew and we will cherish them forever. Your all in our thoughts and Prayers. All our Love, Linda and Roger

  3. Our Deepest Condolences to each of the families. Caroline touched everyone she met and our memories will last until we meet her again. One Blessing is she can see now and for that I am so happy. Your in our thoughts and Prayers.

  4. My deepest condolences to the Anderson family. I’m sure your mom is having a happy reunion in heaven with her husband and son.

  5. A life well lived by an extraordinary woman. Our condolences, our hearts go out to Caroline’s family and friends. May she always be remembered with light and laughter, and stories told of her for ages.

  6. love and prayers sent to the Anderson family. I will always remember Caroline, her kind heart, her smile and her cats. Your family had such an important part in my families hearts. So may memories ad she never forgot about mom an dad throughout the years. God bless you all!!!!

  7. Caroline was a great friend of my grandmother, Arlene Balvitsch and that is how I knew her and Clinton. One summer I stayed with my grandparents Steph and Arlene for a week putting up hay. We had a breakdown and needed some welding. We took our broken parts over to Clinton and Caroline’s and he welded them for us. I remember Caroline enjoying visiting but at the same time sending us on our as there was work that needed to be and we needed to make hay while the sun shined.
    I saw both Clinton and Caroline a few times before and after that and enjoyed talking to them. They always took the time even though I was much younger.
    My mom, Sandi Lies, has kept me up to date with Caroline’s life off and on through the years but I very clearly remember both Clinton and Caroline.

  8. Thoughts and prayer to all family members🙏

  9. Condolences to the Anderson family.,Will always remember Caroline with her active involvement at the Senior Center. Always friendly, encouraging, & a great heart!!

  10. My Condolences to the family of Caroline Anderson. I remember her from growing up on the farm. She was a strong determined woman who always was willing to lend a hand even in the most busy times on the farm. A wonderful woman indeed!

  11. My deepest condolences to your family, including Angie, in the passing of Caroline. This is a beautifully written tribute to her. I didn’t know Caroline personally, but her sister Angie was a next-door-neighbor to my mom, Evelyn Anderson, at Trollwood. I knew of Caroline and her commitment to staying on the farm. She definitely was a woman with a backbone. She leaves behind a great legacy for all.

  12. Sorry for your loss! My condolences to your family. 🙏


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