Jane Anderson, 87

Jane Anderson, the daughter of the late Philip and Esther (Lofberg) Johnson, was born with the help of a midwife at their Kennedy home on June 17, 1922.  She was baptized at Maria Lutheran Church in Kennedy and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Karlstad and was a life-long member of the church.  She attended school and grew to womanhood in the Karlstad community.  On November 8, 1941, she was united in marriage Orville Anderson in Halma, MN.  The couple lived and farmed in Arveson Township, near Karlstad,  until retirement in 1974 when they moved into Karlstad. Orville passed away Jan. 8, 1995, and Jane continued her home in Karlstad until moving to Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills, MN. in 2003.  She also served on the church council She served as a deacon of First Lutheran Church in Karlstad, in 4-H, volunteered at the nursing home, was a member of the Moose Garden Club, volunteered at the Senior Citizen Center and celebrated with her birthday club.  She was active with International Foreign Exchange Students.  She volunteered at the elementary school and was a foster grandparent to children there.  She was the proud wife of the Kittson County Farmer of the Year.  Jane had been in failing health with dementia since moving down to the Twin Cities and passed away at Presbyterian Homes in Arden Hills on Wed. morning, June 16, 2010, at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 29 days.
 She is survived by son: Orlin of Karlstad, two daughters: Janice (Douglas) Wikstrom of Shoreview, MN. and Connie (David) Oistad of Milaca, MN.; eight grandchildren: Tad (Tracy), Dion (Lisa), Trent (Crystel) Wikstrom, Chad Oistad, Andrea (Jeff) Rusk, Kristie (Dan) Mettling, Magen (Rob) Russillo, and Brett Anderson; 18 great-grandchildren: Alyssa, Brittany, Austin, Connor, Kayla, and Chloe Wikstrom, Olivia and Arianna Oistad, Tate, Jed, Kennedy Rusk, Claire and Brynn Mettling, Parker, Zoe, Isabella, and Oliver Russillo, Maculley Anderson;  one sister: Lois Ingeman of Hallock; in addition to other relatives.

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