Lois Mildred Anderson was born January 3, 1918 in Burt, Iowa to Lyle and Mary (Hansen) Mann. She attended school in Burt through the 8th grade and then graduated from Decorah High School where she completed Normal Teachers Training. She taught in the Webster County School System for several years. She was united in marriage to Melvin Anderson on February 6, 1941 at Riverside Methodist Church parsonage. The couple farmed until retirement in 1968. Her hobbies included gardening, playing cards and quilting. She especially loved being a grandmother and having the opportunity to nurture children. Lois was a member of Fulton Lutheran Church in Moorland and the Fulton WELCA.