Dorrine A. Anderson, age 82, longtime Delta County librarian and educator, of 1723 Montana Ave.; Gladstone, died Saturday, January 21st, 2006 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers where she was a patient for approximately five years.
Dorrine was born February 24th, 1923 in Ishpeming, the daughter of Herbert and Dorothy (Eman) Petersen and was raised in Ishpeming.
Her long educational background began with her 1940 graduation from the Ishpeming High School, with honors, and she later earned her B.S Degree, with distinction, in 1944 with an English major and history and biology minors at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. While attending MNU, she was active in the Inter-Collegiate Debate Squad.
Dorrine continued her post graduate studies during much of her working life beginning with her attendance at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. with a completed speech minor degree in the summer of 1945. From 1958 to1965, she continued her education with the University of Michigan Extension. In the summer of 1967, she attended the University of Washington in Seattle, at the N.D.E.A. School Library Institute.
Dorrine also attended Western Michigan University earning her Masters Degree in Library Science in 1970. She also attended Michigan State University, Management Seminar in 1976 and in 1977, attended University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Student Activities Seminar.
Dorrine Anderson had a long working career which included teaching English at the Eaton Rapids High School from 1944-1945; teaching English and speech at the Arlington Heights (Illinois) High School from 1945-1948. After returning to the Upper Peninsula, she taught English at the Nahma High School from 1948-1949. Dorrine also taught at the Gladstone High School in 1961 until May of 1962. In August of 1962, she was employed as librarian of the Gladstone School and Public Library. Dorrine later became Director of Media Services for the Gladstone Area Public Schools in 1971 and she retained that position until her retirement in 1987. Her favorite quotation, in her early college years and one that explains her thirst for knowledge is one by Goethe,