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Nova J. Anderson

September 26, 1952 — July 3, 2018

Nova J. Anderson, 65, of Grayling, passed away on July 3, 2018. She was born to the late Ferris and Norma (Hyslop) Engel on September 26, 1952 in West Branch, Michigan. Nova was raised on the Engel Homestead in West Branch. She married Richard J. Anderson on April 15, 1971 in West Branch. Nova enjoyed her grandchildren and family, flowers, and being outdoors. She worked at the Crawford County Commission on Aging and then at the Grayling Housing Authority, retiring in 2017. Survived by her husband Rick of 47 years. Children: Brandy (Tom) Harmon of Grayling and Timothy (Stephanie) Anderson of Johannesburg. Grandchildren: Michael (Tara) Harmon, Kendal Anderson, and Bella Harmon. Great granddaughter, Lahken Harmon. Brothers: Ferris (Karen)Engel and Fred (Bobbie) Engel, both of West Branch. Preceded in death by her parents, brother Phillip, and sisters Sandy and Florence. Nova's family is planning to cherish their memories privately. There will be no public services. Condolences may be sent to For those wishing to remember Nova by memorial contribution, family suggests Crawford County Christian Help Center. Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nova J. Anderson, please visit our flower store.


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