Keshia Rose Anderson, 17, of Le Mars died Monday morning, Aug. 2, 2004, at her home after a lengthy illness.
Keshia Rose Anderson was born Jan. 4, 1987, in Storm Lake, the daughter of David P. and Sharon (Mummert) Anderson. She was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars.
Keshia received her education through the Le Mars Community School District. She was a member of the Le Mars Community High School Class of 2005.
Keshia was involved with the LCHS music department, Big Red Band, Thespians, National Honor Society, S.A.V.E., children's theater, and the St. John's Youth Group. She loved Christian music, school, church activities, reading, and playing the piano. Keshia also loved little children. She was an ardent fan of the Minnesota Twins.
Keshia was known for her strong faith, her caring nature and often put others before her own needs. She will be missed by her many family, friends and classmates.
Survivors include her family, Sharon and Joseph Nieman and her brother and sisters, Joshua, Emily and Zoe; grandparents, Berna Anderson of Frederic, Wis., Clayton and Jean Nieman of Mesa, Ariz.; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, David P. Anderson; maternal grandparents, Lyle and M. Kay Mummert; paternal grandfather, David M. Anderson; and two paternal aunts, Dava Anderson and Deb Anderson.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present to greet friends after 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service at the funeral home.
Classmates are asked to assemble on the grass on the north side of the church by 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Koch, Chris Koch, Dr. Mark Stelzer, Brian Michaelson, Seth Delutri, and Tom Gates. Honorary pallbearers will be Joslyn Delutri, Danielle Den Ouden, Emily Hawkins, JoEllen Schneider, Emily Krause, and Ashley Koch.