Helen M. Anderson
Date of Death: September 17, 2010
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Helen M. Anderson, 70 Helen M. Anderson, 70, of Lafayette, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. Born in Idaville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Edith Dilling. On Aug. 25, 1956, she married Curtis L. Anderson, and he survives. Mrs. Anderson worked for Judge Kanne with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals for…

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larry left a message on November 30, 2010:
Helen will always be remembered as being a kind, warm, friendly, and spiritual person. She served others with a loving heart. ""Well done, faithful servant.""
Juli Porter Nunemacher left a message on September 23, 2010:
So sorry to hear of you loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Julie M. Bradlow left a message on September 21, 2010:
Dear Curt and family: My very deepest sympathies to you for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Helen over 20 years ago, when I clerked for Judge Kanne. I will always remember her infectious laugh, her boundless energy, and her unwavering faith in God. (""He knows what I need, and he provides,"" she would always say.) I will also remember her graciousness and kindness, and how even 20 years later, if I were to call Judge Kanne on the phone, she would instantly recognize my voice from the minute I said, ""Hello, Miss Helen."" I will keep your entire family in my thoughts and prayers. Very truly yours, Julie Bradlow
Linda Rux left a message on September 21, 2010:
My deepest sympathies to Helen&s family and friends for your sudden and unexpected loss. Helen had a love of life that was infectious. She will be missed.
Jeff and Sally Perkins left a message on September 21, 2010:
We are so very sorry to hear of Helen&s passing. As fellow Hudson car people, we always enjoyed talking with Helen and Curt at club functions.

Myself, Sally, enjoyed talking ""horse"" with Helen about her daughter&s interest in horses.

While our work prevents us from being able to attend the funeral, please know that your family is in our thoughts during this most difficult time.

Your friends,
Jeff and Sally
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kurt W. Koch left a message on September 21, 2010:
It is with great sorrow that I learned of Helen&s passing away on Friday, September 17, 2010. I had the pleasure of working with Helen when I was courtroom deputy clerk to Judge Michael S. Kanne, when both he and Helen, as his secretary, worked in U.S. District Court in Hammond, Indiana back in 1986 and 1987 before Judge Kanne was elevated to the U.S. Court of Appeals. Back then and then through the years our paths crossed in person, by email, by phone, etc. I shall always remember Helen as a person who always was happy and smiling, finding the best in each and every day. May the Lord bless her and keep her and may His face shine upon her. Also, I pray that the Lord be with her family at this time. Well done, good and faithful servant. You shall be missed.

Kurt W. Koch
Andrew Bloomer left a message on September 21, 2010:
We were very saddened to learn of Helen&s passing. She was a kind friend during my clerkship with Judge Kanne. She was also a servant of the Lord, who was never far from her thoughts. She was a model of decency, kindness, and enthusiasm. She always made me feel at home and was generous in all respects. She will be dearly missed.

Please know that your and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Andrew and Liza Bloomer

Ernie and Jeanette Randolph left a message on September 21, 2010:
We will not be able to attend the services for Helen, but we want to extend our condolences and to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

Ernie and Jeanette Randolph
Sharon Anderson left a message on September 20, 2010:
Dear Jonna and Family,

I have had the pleasure of knowing Helen for over 22 years here at the court. She was a beautiful person inside and out.

Knowing her was a pure delight and she made our days here on the court memorable. She truly will be missed.

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time.


Sharon Anderson
Judge Flaum&s Chamber

Betty Wilson left a message on September 20, 2010:
Dearest Curtis and Family,

We are so very sorry to hear about Helen. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family, and that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

May God Bless you, Keep you, and cause His Face to Shine upon you and give you Peace.


Frank, Betty and Family
Chad, Becky and Colin Budreau left a message on September 20, 2010:
Dear Mr. Anderson and family -

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Chad, Becky and Colin Budreau (school bus route)
Danny and Martha Stratton left a message on September 20, 2010:
Dear Curt and Family,

Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you. We feel we lost a great friend and hudsonite. If there is anything we can do, please feel free to let us know. May the Lord give you strength through this and pull you closer to Him.

May the Lord keep you and Bless you!

Danny and Martha Stratton
Robert E Vogel left a message on September 20, 2010:
To Curtis and Helen&s Family. I am so sorry to hear about Helen. I worked with Helen at the Halleck Federal Building for 10 years. I was the Lead Court Security Officer and I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Helen. I retired on August 15, 2008 and I have missed her very much. I did not know that Helen was from Idaville. I pray that Helen is at peace and that someday she will be with all of her family. I enjoyed visiting with you Curtis, when you would come into our building to see Helen. I will keep Helen in my prayers and thoughts. Robert E Vogel
Arvilla Mitchell left a message on September 20, 2010:
Dear Curt, Jonna and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We know that Romans 8:28-29 is still true even though it&s hard to understand. God has a plan and His plan is perfect.


John & Susie Coulson left a message on September 20, 2010:
To Curt and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about Helen. What a horrible shock to all of you and us also. It is so difficult to lose a loved one. She was such a wonderful lady.

Curt, you have our deepest sympathy.

John and Susie Coulson

Christina Manfredi & Rob McKinley left a message on September 20, 2010:
Dear Curt, Jonna, and family:

I am so deeply saddened and shocked to hear about Helen. Words cannot describe the emotions running through my head at this time. I can only imagine how you all must be feeling. Helen was such a wonderful and beautiful person in life, and I am positive that she is being rewarded with a commensurately beautiful afterlife. Hopefully, you will be able to take some solace in that fact.

I loved Helen, and she will truly be missed. Please accept my deepest condolences, and know that Rob and I are praying for you and your family.

With utmost sympathy,
Christina and Rob
Phyllis Mingear left a message on September 20, 2010:
I am so, so sad to hear of Helen&s death. She was always so full of life, it is very hard to believe she is gone. I know the sorrow you are feeling right now. It was just a year ago when Curt passed away and there are still days when I think he is just out for coffee. Your life will neve be the same without Helen by your side. I remember when we first met. I don&t know if you remember but it was shortly after you started dating her. You, Curt and I went to Idaville to pick her up. I liked her immediately and have always felt a special bond with her.
May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
(Name Not Available) left a message on September 20, 2010:
Dear Curt, May these few words express sincere sympathy to you and your family. june and lloyd simmons
Evelyn A. Hollins left a message on September 20, 2010:
I am very sorry for your loss. Helen was a lovely lady.

God Bless
Mr and Mrs Kenneth Pixley left a message on September 20, 2010:
To Curt and families.....
When we think of Helen, she always graced us with a smile. Always ready to chat and laugh with us. She will be missed.
But, because of God&s Great mercy, His Son&s death....it&s isn&t over.
How blessed are we who put our faith in God, and Helen did that. No matter how difficult it is to bear the pain of parting,
we have His promise that one day we&ll be reunited with those who have gone
before us to our heavenly home.
In another home, in a happier place, in a beautiful forever...
you&ll meet again.
In your time of loss
May God&s Promise
Bring you and your loved ones,
Friends..Kenny and Betsy
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Larry Bartley left a message on September 19, 2010:

To you and your family, I am sorry about your lost. I understand your pain as I lost my wife 12 years ago because of a short illness. I remember talking with you so many times out on the road. I retired from the state police in 1999 and worked as jail commander at the Jasper County Jail until March of this year when I retired for the second time. If I can be of any help to you or your family please feel free to contact.

Sgt Larry Bartley, Retired.
Don Sapp left a message on September 19, 2010:
My prays are with your family.Helen was a sweet person and I was glad to had the chance to work with here. She also had a smile she will be missed.
Sandy Doyle left a message on September 19, 2010:
Dear Curtis, Jonna, Mark, Jeff & Gary,

I can&t begin to tell you what a blessing Helen was to our family. Shortly after the adoption of our three girls from Haiti, Helen, Curtis and our girls developed a sweet friendship. Our girls would often walk down to visit at ""the Andersons"" where they were treated like grandkids and welcomed with a delicious snack consisting of hot chocolate, hot tea, homemade cookies, cakes or whatever Helen happened to be cooking that day. My girls would sit and visit, watch a movie, play games or help out in the yard and always return home with their cup filled because of the time spent at Mr. and Mrs. Anderson&s house. If ever the girls would turn up missing, a quick phone call to the Anderson&s house would solve the mystery of where the girls were.

Helen radiated with kindness, love, laughter, hospitality, and most importantly love for her Lord and Savior. No matter what the conversation, Helen had a sweet way of sharing how Jesus Christ was the core of all she was.

""Mr. and Mrs. Anderson"", as my girls always referred to them, were great examples to my girls on how a husband and wife should treat each other. Curtis was always so affirming, loving, servant-hearted and caring toward Helen. Helen was a great helpmate, she showed great respect, talked so enduring of her husband, and spoiled him with all her great cooking. Her love for making a home was evident in every corner of her house. She always had something cooking or had just canned or baked something. I loved it when she would share her recipes with me. She taught me how to make and can some amazing relishes and she could tell me how to whip up most any dish.

I don&t think I ever saw Helen without a smile on her face. She had a sweet laughter and was so positive, always thinking of others. Just recently I got a real chuckle when we went to see Curtis& newly finished garage and Helen had it decorated to the ""T"". She took a ""man"" space and added all of Curtis& favorite things. It is the most awesome looking garage I have ever seen! She always seemed so supportive of Curtis& hobby of collecting cars and had just as much fun as he did.

I know that Helen is with her Lord and Savior in heaven today. I also know that my life is so much richer because of Helen. I hope she knew how much I appreciated all the love she gave my girls throughout the last 9 years. My girls came to the U.S. from Haiti with only one living grandparent, but they got two more when they met Curtis and Helen. God is so loving to have tenderly provide Curtis and Helen for my girls to love on them and affirm them as they arrived in their new country.

Helen, I know that you have seen the face of Jesus and that He took you into his arms and said, ""Well done, my good and faithful servant, come now, I have many friends and family who are waiting to catch-up with you and I also want to take you to the most amazing kitchen for you to cook until your heart is full."" I am hoping that our son Jeremy (who went to heaven in 1998) gets invited to Mrs. Anderson&s house in heaven for some of her amazing cookies and tea, and that she can catch him up on those three Haitian girls that his family adopted. :)

We are praying for your family. May God&s peace cover you and may the sweet memories of your wife and mother, bring you a sweet joy to last a lifetime.

Blessings to you and your families,
Sandy Doyle
(Mom of Fabienne & Lucy)
Cathy Vauters left a message on September 19, 2010:
Dear Curtis,
I am so sorry for your earthly loss. I don&t know how you make it thru a loss without the Hope of Jesus Christ. The pain is great, and the promises true. We will pray for comfort for today, and strength for tomorrow. Our heart is you and your family.
Cathy Vauters
Suzanne Steinke left a message on September 19, 2010:
Curt and children,
We were so devastated to learn at church this morning about Helen&s untimely death. I cannot begin to tell you all how much Larry and I loved you and Helen. I know we have not communicated much since your move to Lafayette but I have always remembered you in my prayers and remembered all the wonderful times we had at Bethany when our children were young. It was our greatest joy to hear you, Curt and Helen sing and play. You were very talented. Without a doubt you will all miss Helen very much but I hope it will ease the pain to know she is with her Heavenly Father where you know without any doubt that she is at this very moment.
Larry and I hope to be at the funeral but we have a funeral at 1:00 on Tuesday here at our funeral home, so am hoping that we can get finished and to Lafayette on time which will be very difficult because of our time being an hour behind yours. If we don&t make it we will be praying for you all as you get through this difficult time.
Love in Christ,
Larry & Suzanne Steinke
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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