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Erika Margaret Anderson
(08-24-1934 - 09-28-2011)

Erika “Margaret” Anderson, 77, of Algonquin, IL, formerly of Elgin, passed away on September 28, 2011 at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. She was born on August 24, 1934 in Germany, the daughter of Johann "Hans" L.  and Margaret B. (Schultheis) Knochel.
Margaret had worked at Fox Valley Manufacturing for many years.
She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her 7 children: Mary (Greg) Cariello; Rhonda (Rick) Tazelaar; Rick (Nilsa) Anderson; Esther (Curt) Nebel; Patti Anderson Garcia; Leonard Anderson III; and Hans (Leslie) Anderson.
20 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Her brothers, Arno and Hans (Ingrid) Knochel, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leonard Anderson Jr. in 2005, 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and 5 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Monday October 3, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin with Rev. Jeremy Heilman officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3-7:00 P.M. in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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