Debra L. Anderson

     Debra L. Anderson, 53, of  Rapid City, S. D.,  formerly of  Wayne, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City, S. D.
    Services will be held Friday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Rev. Jeanne Madsen and Chaplain Deb Hammer will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, March 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne with family present. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
    Memorials may be directed to the Anderson family for later designation.
    Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
    Debra Lynn Anderson was born March 19, 1963 in Wakefield to Darrel and Doris (Hammer) Gilliland. She was the first born of their four children and was baptized and confirmed at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayne.  Debra and John, both from Wayne are 1981 graduates from Wayne High School. Debra married John Anderson on June 25, 1983 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayne. They lived in Rapid City, S.D. at Ellsworth Air Force Base where their four children were born.  They moved to Minot Air Force Base, N.D. in 1995. In 2003 they moved to Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.  On Feb. 14, 2006 Debra received a kidney transplant from her son, Daniel in Norfolk, Va.  They returned to Rapid City, S.D. where John retired from the Air Force after 30 years of service.  She enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, and spending time in the sun.  Debra’s grandchildren meant the world to her.
    Survivors include her husband, John;  their  children and families, Megan (Phillip) Herfendal and children, Brynn and Madisyn of Colorado Springs, Colo., Amanda (Joseph) Anders, Lincoln and Jensen of Las Vegas, Nev., Jacob Anderson of Lincoln, and Daniel Anderson of Dickinson, N.D.; parents, Darrel and Doris Gilliland of Wayne; parents-in-law, Albert and Mary Jo Anderson of  Wayne; sister, Shelley (Joel) Jorgensen of Wayne; brothers, Terry (Shelley) Gilliland of Wayne and Rod (Linda) Gilliland of  Wakefield; nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
    Pallbearers will be Chuck Thomas, Gordon Anderson, Bob  Schmoldt, Andy Nelsen, Loren Hammer and Scott Hammer.

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