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Sarah Roma Anderson
Sarah Roma Anderson

Sarah Roma Anderson, age 94 of Darlington, WI passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at Sienna Crest Assisted Living in Mineral Point, WI. Roma was born on August 23, 1926 in Benton, WI the daughter of Gene and Sadie (Allen) Hillary.

Roma was united in marriage to the love of her life, Adolph Anderson on August 15, 1944 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Shullsburg, WI. Roma and Adolph began farming in 1945 on a farm in Darlington Township. In 1952, they moved to Wiota where she was active with Wiota Happy Hour 4-H, Wiota Homemakers, and Wiota Lutheran Church.

In 1968, the family moved to Cuba City, WI where they continued farming for the next 18 years. Again, active in Cuba City Merry Mixers 4-H, Cuba City Homemakers, and church.

Deciding it was time to retire, they purchased a home in Darlington. She worked at Hardees for several years making the best Sunrise Biscuits. Roma was a member of Wiota Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, doing yard work, knitting, crocheting, crafting, and golfing. She loved spending time with her family and cherished the memories they created together.

Roma is survived by three children: Linda (Gary) Deihs of Elgin, IL, Carl (Karen) Anderson of Monroe, WI, and Pam (Dave) Carey of Belmont, WI; eight grandchildren: Rob Anderson, Eric (Pam) Anderson, Heidi (Brett) Lucey, Rick (Brenda) Hicks, Jim (Jennifer) Hicks, Amy Carey, Jodi (John) Riley, and Abby (Kyle) Moeller; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces.

Roma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Adolph; one sister; and an infant brother.

A private family funeral service will be held Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Wiota Lutheran Church (6682 State Rd 78, South Wayne) with Rev. Kate Kieckhafer of Grace Lutheran Church in Darlington officiating. Burial will be in West Wiota Cemetery. The Erickson Funeral Home in Darlington is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Roma’s name.

The family would like to thank Agrace Hospice Care, the staff at Sienna Crest, Dr. Matthew Solverson, and the Erickson Funeral Home.