Meredith F. Anderson

Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal
Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal

Meredith F. Anderson, 44, of St. Michael, ND began her journey to the spirit world on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at her home, under the care of hospice, surrounded by her loving family. The Wake for Meredith will begin at 5:00 PM Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at St. Michael Catholic Church. The procession to St. Michael will leave from the Four Winds High School Parking Lot at 4:30 PM Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at the St. Michael Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Schuster celebrating. Burial will take place at the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Meredith F. Anderson was the youngest daughter of John and Lila Anderson (Wanataan) born on March 18, 1978 at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND.

Meredith was an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Tribe, and was raised on the reservation with her brothers and sisters. She graduated high school from Devils Lake Central High School. She went to college at Cankdeska Cikana Community College, and also earned a degree at Mayville State. Meredith was a VERY private person, and we are not even sure what she got her education in. She did not want us to make a big deal out of her education, and would not tell anyone what she was graduating with, or when.

Although, she was a very private person, Meredith lived her life to the fullest with those she was closest with. She was a very intelligent young woman. When Meredith was a young girl, she received a complete set of encyclopedias from her dad. She read every single one from cover to cover and memorized them, and if you thought you knew something, she would know whether is was right or wrong and she would correct you. Meredith loved all of her family and friends, and especially had a close bond with her sister, Nicole, whom she confided everything in. Nicole was by her side until she took her last breath. Meredith had an everlasting and unbreakable bond with her dear mother, who was also her best friend. She loved and cherished her nieces and nephews, whom she took as her own. She was a second mother to Colton, Katie, and Presley.

Meredith also had a very close bond with her sister, Kelly and brother Titus. Meredith loved all of her family.

Meredith met the love of her life, Charles Demarce, prior to 2015, but they finally made it official in 2015. They spent all time they could together. They especially loved going on car rides, just enjoying each other's company. Charles was by her side, always and until the end.

Meredith was a firm believer in her Savior, Jesus Christ, and she loved teaching kids about Him, as a Sunday School teacher for many years. If her cousins didn't go to church, she wouldn't give them candy. She would tell them, "Nope, you should have went to church." She also loved having her "secret sisters" in church. She would cruise to church with her cousins, Megan, Laci, Rainie, Aaron, Huck, and others, jamming to Bone Thugs n Harmony. The younger cousins would often be in trouble with Meredith if they didn’t listen in church.

Meredith also had a wild side to her, and loved getting into trouble when she was younger with her cousin, Buzz (Tracy Charboneau).

Meredith was a very kind, loving, and soft-spoken person, and it showed brightly with her gracious and gentle caring of others. She started working at the age of 17 and has always helped provide for her family. She started out as a CNA, and she grew attached to all of her residents. She loved that very much, but there was a time where she could no longer do it anymore. She then became a Certified Medication Aide, and worked at REM of ND until she could no longer work. She grew very close with her clients and co-workers, whom she took as family. She loved and embraced her career as a caregiver and was always willing to help anyone she could.

Meredith is survived by: Mother: Lila Anderson Sisters: Nicole Anderson, Kelly Wanataan, Tracy and Megan Charboneau, Jennifer Hopkins Brothers: Titus Anderson, Cody Wanataan Special Friend: Charles Demarce Aunts Loreen Anderson, Lorena Anderson, Melody Christianson, Maxine Buckles (Raymond) Uncles: Robert Skaro, James (Bimbo) Lenoir Grandmother: Helena Littleghost Adopted sister: Jenny White Chaves Nieces: Alex Wanataan, Courtney Reynalds, Sarah Anderson, Kari Wanataan Katie Cook, Presley Cavanaugh, Lunden Cavanaugh, Kansas Cavanaugh, Madison Yankton, Ryleigh Cavanaugh Nephews: Johnny Littleghost, Tyler Wanataan (Megan Day), Colton Anderson (Delrita Goodiron), Darrien Wanataan, Tanner Wanataan, and Skylar Anderson Great-nephews: Addison Wanataan, Dayson Wanataan, Easton Prasad Great-nieces: Hayden Prasad, Rylee Beans Wanataan Special Sister-in-law: Kilreen Reynalds Penpal that she met as a child and was still close to this day, Chloey Waldman Too many cousins to name; Best friends: Angel Bergrud, Sue Comer, Bev DeCoteau, Robert Moe.

A special thank you to her sister, Nicole and nieces, nephews, and cousins for the kind and gentle care they gave Meredith in her final days. A special thank you to Tiffaney TwoEagle for being there in our time of need.

A special thank you to Chris Burd for always being there and especially for the prayers, Essential Hospital nurses and staff, Red River Valley Hospice, Father Paul Schuster.

Honorary Pallbearers: All of her clients and staff at REM of North Dakota, Megan Charboneau, Missy Little, Shirley Culbertson, Angie Bull, Christine Burd, Tracy Charboneau, Sage and Chelsea Demarce, Agnes Ren, Josie and Clarice Lawrence, Johanna Hunt, Hope and Faith Peterson, Bud and Renita Shaw, Roberta Littleghost, Frankie Chaske, Aaron Cavanaugh, William Cavanaugh, Trent Anderson, Peggy Cavanaugh, Reaba-Hegg Mack, Amber Mercer, Abby Mack, the Fassett family, the Lenoir family, the Yankton family, Jerry Cook, Lola Wanataan and family, Keith and Lois Leben, the Pacheco family, Paul H. Cavanaugh, little sister Laci Cavanaugh, the Greywater family, the Larsen family, the Mercer family, the Wanataan family, the Littleghost family, Christina Gourd, Jake Lenoir, the Pacheco Family, Jennifer Hopkins.

If we forgot anyone, it was unintentional in our time of sorrow.

Meredith is very loved and she will be missed by all.

The family knows that Meredith has a big family that greeted her when she got to Heaven, and they include: her father, John Hancock Anderson, Brother-John Wanataan, paternal and maternal grandparents; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements are pending with Nelson Funeral Home of Minnewaukan.

Online condolences may be left at www.thenelsonfuneralhome.com.

Posted online on April 26, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal

Service Information

Prayer Service

St. Michael Catholic Church
April 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Burial

St. Michael Catholic Cemetery
April 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal
Obituaries in Devils Lake, ND | Devils Lake Daily Journal

Meredith F. Anderson

Meredith F. Anderson, 44, of St. Michael, ND began her journey to the spirit world on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at her home, under the care of hospice, surrounded by her loving family. The Wake for Meredith will begin at 5:00 PM Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at St. Michael Catholic Church. The procession to St. Michael will leave from the Four Winds High School Parking Lot at 4:30 PM Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at the St. Michael Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Schuster celebrating. Burial will take place at the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Meredith F. Anderson was the youngest daughter of John and Lila Anderson (Wanataan) born on March 18, 1978 at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND.

Meredith was an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Tribe, and was raised on the reservation with her brothers and sisters. She graduated high school from Devils Lake Central High School. She went to college at Cankdeska Cikana Community College, and also earned a degree at Mayville State. Meredith was a VERY private person, and we are not even sure what she got her education in. She did not want us to make a big deal out of her education, and would not tell anyone what she was graduating with, or when.

Although, she was a very private person, Meredith lived her life to the fullest with those she was closest with. She was a very intelligent young woman. When Meredith was a young girl, she received a complete set of encyclopedias from her dad. She read every single one from cover to cover and memorized them, and if you thought you knew something, she would know whether is was right or wrong and she would correct you. Meredith loved all of her family and friends, and especially had a close bond with her sister, Nicole, whom she confided everything in. Nicole was by her side until she took her last breath. Meredith had an everlasting and unbreakable bond with her dear mother, who was also her best friend. She loved and cherished her nieces and nephews, whom she took as her own. She was a second mother to Colton, Katie, and Presley.

Meredith also had a very close bond with her sister, Kelly and brother Titus. Meredith loved all of her family.

Meredith met the love of her life, Charles Demarce, prior to 2015, but they finally made it official in 2015. They spent all time they could together. They especially loved going on car rides, just enjoying each other's company. Charles was by her side, always and until the end.

Meredith was a firm believer in her Savior, Jesus Christ, and she loved teaching kids about Him, as a Sunday School teacher for many years. If her cousins didn't go to church, she wouldn't give them candy. She would tell them, "Nope, you should have went to church." She also loved having her "secret sisters" in church. She would cruise to church with her cousins, Megan, Laci, Rainie, Aaron, Huck, and others, jamming to Bone Thugs n Harmony. The younger cousins would often be in trouble with Meredith if they didn’t listen in church.

Meredith also had a wild side to her, and loved getting into trouble when she was younger with her cousin, Buzz (Tracy Charboneau).

Meredith was a very kind, loving, and soft-spoken person, and it showed brightly with her gracious and gentle caring of others. She started working at the age of 17 and has always helped provide for her family. She started out as a CNA, and she grew attached to all of her residents. She loved that very much, but there was a time where she could no longer do it anymore. She then became a Certified Medication Aide, and worked at REM of ND until she could no longer work. She grew very close with her clients and co-workers, whom she took as family. She loved and embraced her career as a caregiver and was always willing to help anyone she could.

Meredith is survived by: Mother: Lila Anderson Sisters: Nicole Anderson, Kelly Wanataan, Tracy and Megan Charboneau, Jennifer Hopkins Brothers: Titus Anderson, Cody Wanataan Special Friend: Charles Demarce Aunts Loreen Anderson, Lorena Anderson, Melody Christianson, Maxine Buckles (Raymond) Uncles: Robert Skaro, James (Bimbo) Lenoir Grandmother: Helena Littleghost Adopted sister: Jenny White Chaves Nieces: Alex Wanataan, Courtney Reynalds, Sarah Anderson, Kari Wanataan Katie Cook, Presley Cavanaugh, Lunden Cavanaugh, Kansas Cavanaugh, Madison Yankton, Ryleigh Cavanaugh Nephews: Johnny Littleghost, Tyler Wanataan (Megan Day), Colton Anderson (Delrita Goodiron), Darrien Wanataan, Tanner Wanataan, and Skylar Anderson Great-nephews: Addison Wanataan, Dayson Wanataan, Easton Prasad Great-nieces: Hayden Prasad, Rylee Beans Wanataan Special Sister-in-law: Kilreen Reynalds Penpal that she met as a child and was still close to this day, Chloey Waldman Too many cousins to name; Best friends: Angel Bergrud, Sue Comer, Bev DeCoteau, Robert Moe.

A special thank you to her sister, Nicole and nieces, nephews, and cousins for the kind and gentle care they gave Meredith in her final days. A special thank you to Tiffaney TwoEagle for being there in our time of need.

A special thank you to Chris Burd for always being there and especially for the prayers, Essential Hospital nurses and staff, Red River Valley Hospice, Father Paul Schuster.

Honorary Pallbearers: All of her clients and staff at REM of North Dakota, Megan Charboneau, Missy Little, Shirley Culbertson, Angie Bull, Christine Burd, Tracy Charboneau, Sage and Chelsea Demarce, Agnes Ren, Josie and Clarice Lawrence, Johanna Hunt, Hope and Faith Peterson, Bud and Renita Shaw, Roberta Littleghost, Frankie Chaske, Aaron Cavanaugh, William Cavanaugh, Trent Anderson, Peggy Cavanaugh, Reaba-Hegg Mack, Amber Mercer, Abby Mack, the Fassett family, the Lenoir family, the Yankton family, Jerry Cook, Lola Wanataan and family, Keith and Lois Leben, the Pacheco family, Paul H. Cavanaugh, little sister Laci Cavanaugh, the Greywater family, the Larsen family, the Mercer family, the Wanataan family, the Littleghost family, Christina Gourd, Jake Lenoir, the Pacheco Family, Jennifer Hopkins.

If we forgot anyone, it was unintentional in our time of sorrow.

Meredith is very loved and she will be missed by all.

The family knows that Meredith has a big family that greeted her when she got to Heaven, and they include: her father, John Hancock Anderson, Brother-John Wanataan, paternal and maternal grandparents; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements are pending with Nelson Funeral Home of Minnewaukan.

Online condolences may be left at www.thenelsonfuneralhome.com.

Posted online on April 26, 2022

Published in Devils Lake Journal

Service Information

Prayer Service

St. Michael Catholic Church
April 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Burial

St. Michael Catholic Cemetery
April 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM