Adele Anderson

Anderson, Adele Rahko, (91) passed away peacefully September 5, 2021 in Rhinelander, WI. Born on December 12, 1929 and raised in Mountain Iron, MN, Adele was valedictorian for the Mountain Iron High School class of 1947. She graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota – Duluth in 1951 and was a school music teacher in Rice Lake, WI, and Bemidji, MN, before returning to Mountain Iron to marry the love of her life and husband of 68 years, Charles. Charles’ work with the U.S. Forest Service meant living in many states and communities as they raised four sons together: Steve (Debi), Paul (Vicky), Tim (Julie) and John. Adele was grandmother to six: Ben, Parker, Tracy, Karrie, Maren and Carina. Adele is preceded in death by father, Emil; mother, Alma; sister, Florence; and daughter-in-law, Vicky. In addition to Charles, their children and grandchildren, Adele is survived by nieces Diane and Patti; and a few life-long friends.Adele’s family appreciates the care provided by Compassus hospice and Milestone staff in her final months. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30pm, Friday, September 24, 2021 at Hildebrand Funeral Home with Fr. Chris Kemp officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12:30pm until the time of the service at 2:30pm. Inurnment will take place Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:00am in Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. Everyone is invited to sign the guestbook or leave an online condolence at

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