Anabelle R. (UNDERDAHL) Lea, 83, of Chippewa Falls, town of Eagle Point, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
She was born Oct. 27, 1929 in Frost, Minn., to Della (Nesheim) and Alfred Underdahl. She graduated from Frost High School in 1947 and attended Mankato State College, Gustavus Adolphus and Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Anabelle taught school for many years. She started in a country school and then taught at West Union and Lime Springs in Iowa, Blue Earth and Anoka in Minn., Southern Florida and then in Chippewa Falls.
Anabelle married Ronald H. Lea on Sept. 2, 1967, in Frost.
She is survived by: one sister, Beverly (Bill) Norman of Fairmont, Minn.; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis (Hauan) Underdahl ‘53 of Ironton, Minn. and Helen Underdahl of Fairmont, Minn.; Ron’s family, Dick and Jan Lea and Bill and Karen Lea, all of Chippewa Falls; Tom and Louise Lea of Jim Falls; Linda and Jim Wrzosek of Weyerhauser and Scottsdale, Ariz.; Sally and Dick Hartman, Karen and Denny Elstran, Mary and Don Schaefer, all of Chippewa Falls, Arne Nord of Princeton, Minn.; numerous nieces, nephews and their families; special cousins and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Ron, on May 12, 2008; one sister, Donna (Joe) Eikenberry of Fla.; two brothers, Paul Underdahl and Alfred (Sonny) Underdahl, both of Minn.; one sister-in-law, Lois Nord of Princeton, Minn.; a nephew, Bill Nord of Minneapolis; and a niece, Christie Schaefer of Eau Claire.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel in Chippewa Falls. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
Memorials to the Veteran’s Assistance Program, 2820 E. Park Ave., Bldg. 128, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, or to the organization of your choice, would be appreciated.
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls served the family. Visit pedersonvolker.com to express online condolences.