Jeanette Anita Anderson, of Rush City, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at Gracewood Assisted Living in North Branch at the age of 93.
Jeanette (Carlson) Anderson was born July 4, 1920, in Rock Creek, Minn. to Eric T. “Pete” and Clara Mary (Schuler) Carlson. She was baptized in Rock Creek.
Jeanette married John W. Anderson Jan. 5, 1938, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pine City. She was married to John until his death in July of 2005. Together they raised seven children: Joan, John Eric, Jerrol, Joyce, Janet, Jerome and Joel.
Jeanette worked in the Rush City Elementary School food service for 15 years and as a waitress for 11 years, primarily at the Grant House Hotel in Rush City and Park Cafe in Braham and also serving at many banquets. She enjoyed cake baking, sewing bridal dresses and clothes for her children and cutting their hair. Jeanette loved fishing, playing cards, dancing and baseball.
She is survived by her daughters: Joan Golden, of Dallas, Texas, Joyce Goebel, of Dayton, Janet Olafson, of Woodbury; sons: John E (Ellen) Anderson, of Fort Francis, Ontario, Jerrol (Marilyn) Anderson, of Cottage Grove, Jerome (Barbara) Anderson, of Ocala, Fla., Joel (Pat) Anderson, of Coon Rapids; 15 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
Jeanette is preceded in death by her husband John W. Anderson, granddaughter Carolyn Anderson, grandson Darin Anderson, daughter-in-law Sharon Anderson, sons-in-law: Gordy Goebel and Bill Golden.
Rev. Laurie O’Shea will officiate at funeral services at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rush City. Music will be provided by organist Dianne Kirchberg and soloist Eddie Pangerl. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned for Monday evening, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Olson Chapel in Rush City as well as one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in the Birchwood Cemetery of Pine City.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service – Olson Chapel of Pine City. www.funeralandcremationservice.