Janet L. (Cochran) Anderson, age 70, of Cokato, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home, with her husband and daughter by her side.
She was born Aug. 12, 1942, in Cokato, to Arnold and Dorothy (Asplund) Cochran.
Janet attended Howard Lake High School, and graduated with the class of 1960.
She was united in marriage to Laurel Anderson Jan. 20, 1962, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, in Howard Lake. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Laurel and Janet made their home in Cokato.
Janet was a hair stylist all her life. She looked forward to her many patrons weekly. She was a very social woman.
Janet was a longtime member, since May 2, 1978, of Fidelity of Litchfield (formerly Eastern Star).
She had many hobbies; gardening, taking care of her flowers, baking, and was an excellent cook. She also enjoyed weekend outings with her sister and brother in-law and her family; camping, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Janet loved her family and friends, and shared a special bond with all her grandchildren.
With her faith and courage, she fought a courageous battle with ovarian cancer for the last two years. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister; and an everlasting friend to many, Janet will be deeply missed by all.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Laurel; children Chris Anderson and friend (Marlena) of Howard Lake, Dawn (Jerome) Lindquist of Dassel, Ann Horrmann and friend (Kurt) of Buffalo, and Justine (Keith) Damlow of Silver Lake; grandchildren Lonnie, Abby, Emily, Ryne, Tiffani, Hannah, Brianna, Alex and Ben; her mother; a sister; a brother; in-laws; and many nieces and nephews.
Janet was preceded in death by her father; a brother; grandparents; in-laws; and a grandson, Erik Horrmann.
A celebration of Janet’s life took place Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Pallbearers were Lonnie and Tiffani Anderson, Abby, Ryne, Hannah and Ben Lindquist, Emily Horrmann, and Brianna and Alex Damlow.
Honorary pallbearers were many nieces and nephews.