Laramie Rose Anderson, age 53, of Champlin, formerly of Cokato, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at her parents’ home after a courageous 15-month battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 16, 1958, at the Cokato Hospital, to Lawrence and Roselene (Nolan) Anderson. Laramie grew up in Cokato, was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School in 1977.
After high school, she received her AA degree in law enforcement at Golden Valley Lutheran College, then went on to complete one year at St. Cloud State University.
Laramie held office positions with various companies over the years, including working in the business office at Park Nicollet Medical Center. Since 1997, she has been the business office manager for The Midwest Center for Reproductive Health in Maple Grove.
She has lived in Champlin since 1996.
Laramie enjoyed family vacations, camping, reading, and traveling with her “high school sisters.” One of her greatest joys was attending the various events in which her nieces and nephews were involved and spoiling them every chance she had.
Survivors include her parents, Lawrence and Roselene of Cokato; brothers Jerrill (Melissa) of Big Lake, and James (Janice) Anderson of Portland, OR; and nieces and nephews, Cassandra, Brenyn, Myranda, Nelson, and Kelsey, Canaan, and Kenzie.
Laramie was preceded in death by her grandparents; and a nephew, Daryn.
The funeral service took place Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato.
Visitation was Friday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, with a prayer service at 8 p.m.
Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato.