ESCANABA - The former Inga Mae Dahlquist became the wife of George C. Anderson 63 years ago during a July 25, 1945, wedding ceremony at Bethany Lutheran Church, Escanaba. Rev. Lind presided over the nuptials. An anniversary reception was hosted in the couple's honor at the Chicken Shack on Lake Shore Drive, Escanaba.
The bride's maid of honor was her friend, Elsie Guindon. The groom's best man was his brother-in-law, the late Wallace Lawrenson.
Inga, who was born in Sweden, was singing in the choir and working in the kitchen at Bethany Lutheran Church when she met George, who attended the same church. After having stared at Inga during every choir rehearsal and every Sunday service, George took a valentine to Inga. She was washing dishes in the church kitchen at the time and insisted he help her with the dishes. They were both teenagers then, and they later married, upon George's return from war.
George and Inga Anderson, 1945
The couple raised four children together - daughters Nancy Anderson of Jamaica and Patricia Anderson of Lansing, and sons Robert Anderson of Perry, Mich., and Wayne Anderson of Escanaba.
The couple also has four grandchildren - two boys and two girls.
Prior to her retirement, Inga worked with Joe Heirman for many years, at the State Building in Escanaba.
George served as a major in the Army during World War II, serving in England and Germany. He For many years afterward, he managed Gardens of Rest Cemetery and was a major in the Army in Lower Michigan and England, Germany during World War II, as well as Lower Michigan. He enjoys movies and puzzles.
Inga has enjoyed doing cross-stitch as a hobby, while George has enjoyed doing puzzles. Both have had a great interest in flower gardening, and they enjoy watching movies together.