March 14, 1914-Dec. 22, 2012
MARSHALL - Services for Clarice Viola (Anderson) Barrett, 98, of Minneota will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Fellowship Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Private burial will be in Sioux Falls, S.D.
She died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota.
Clarice Viola Barrett was born March 14, 1914, in Marble Township, Lincoln County, to Albert and Thea (Olson) Anderson. Clarice was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith by Rev. C. Haugen at the Marble Lutheran Church. While living on the family farm in Marble Township, she attended rural public school and was a graduate of Canby High School. In 1935, she moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. where she worked in the office at John Morrell Company for 35 years. She also worked as a clerk in the Younkers department store until her retirement.
On Jan. 28, 1969, she married Leonard E. Barrett in Las Vegas, Nev., making their home in Sioux Falls S.D. Leonard died on Dec.14, 1974. Clarice continued to live in Sioux Falls while spending winters in Bradenton, Fla. with her brother, A. Marvin and in 1992 she moved to Bradenton to live full time, returning only to Minnesota in 2001 to live in Minneota near her family until her death.
Clarice traveled extensively and visited many countries around the world. More than anything else she loved to dance. For many years, she competed in ballroom dancing and earned many awards doing what she enjoyed the most.
She is survived by her nieces, Gloria Teigland of Marshall, Marvel Coil of Montevideo; niece-in-law, Marianne Drengson of Hillman; many other great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews.
Clarice was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her parents, Albert and Thea; sister, Florence (Andrew) Drengson; brother, A. Marvin (first wife, Dode and second wife, Virginia) Anderson; brother, Arnold T. (Marjorie) Anderson; niece, Delores (Bud) Peterson; nephew, Dorance Drengson; nephew-in-laws, Henry Teigland and John Coil, great nephew-in-law, William McLain and his son Stephen.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors