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Jeanette J. Anderson

Jeanette J. Anderson

95, St. Cloud

April 30, 1919 ~ June 12, 2014

Jeanette Josephine Anderson, age 95, St. Cloud, MN, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Excelsior Place, Baxter, MN.

Funeral Services will be Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:30 PM at Calvary Community Church, St. Cloud MN. Visitation will be Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud MN and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Entombment will be in North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud MN.

Jeanette was born April 30, 1919 in Minneapolis, MN to Joseph T. and Nettie (Carlson) Isaacson. She graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis. During her high school years, Jeanette worked as a nurses aid. She later graduated from business college and worked as a secretary and switchboard operator. Jeanette lived briefly with her sister, Wilma in Bremerton, WA before returning to marry Harold.

Jeanette came to faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior as a child and was baptized as a young adult at Buffalo Lake Bible Camp, near Buffalo, MN. In 1933 Jeanette met Harold E. Anderson at Buffalo Lake Bible Camp. The couple was married on January 15, 1944 during WWII. After the war, Harold and Jeanette lived in Harold's home town of Isle, MN. In 1952 they moved to St. Cloud, MN where the couple lived the rest of their 57 married years. During those years Harold established Anderson Trucking Service and various other trucking-related companies.

Jeanette and Harold had four children: Rollie Harold, Connie Jean, who died after one month from spina bifida, James LeRoy and Barbara Jean. Jeanette was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a faithful member of Calvary Community Church in St. Cloud, MN, where she taught Sunday School and served as a deaconess. She devoted her life to her family and enjoyed providing a nurturing home for her husband and family. Jeanette liked crocheting and needlepoint. She particularly enjoyed flower gardening and took great pride in her rose gardens. She found great joy in her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jeanette enjoyed attending stock car races and watching bull riding on television. She was also a loyal Vikings fan.

Survivors include her children, Rollie (Barb Ann) Anderson of St. Cloud, MN; Jim (Lois) Anderson of Nisswa, MN; and Barb (Dave Chandler) Anderson-Fanslau of Crosslake, MN; grandchildren, Julie Edinger of Anoka, MN; Brent (Ingrid) Anderson of Clearwater, MN; Scott (Myndee) Anderson of St. Cloud, MN: Nathan (Erica) Anderson of Bozeman, MT; Brian Fanslau of St. Cloud, MN: Adam Fanslau of St. Paul, MN; Amanda and Daniel Chandler of Stevensville, TX; great grandchildren, Erin, Laura and Justin Edinger, Madeline and Logan Anderson, and Luke, Grant and Toriana Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold E. Anderson on November 28, 2001, infant daughter, Connie Jean Anderson, and sister, Wilma (Isaacson) and her husband, Jim Philips.

Instead of flowers, the Anderson family prefers memorials be given to Calvary Community Church, St. Cloud or Camp Shamineau, Motley, MN (an Evangelical Free Church Camp previously located at Buffalo Lake, MN).