Carol L. Anderson, 77

Carol L. Anderson, age 77, of Cokato, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018, in her home, with her family by her side.

A memorial service will take place Monday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at Cokato Evangelical Lutheran Church, 280 3rd Street SW in Cokato, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.

Carol was born Sept. 24, 1940, to Reuben and Mae (Combs) Engel, the last of three girls, and a younger brother.

She grew up in Howard Lake, was baptized at Howard Lake Christian church, and graduated from Howard Lake high school in 1958.

Carol attended the University of Minnesota, took classes at St. Cloud State University, and was a graduate of Model School of Hair Design in Minneapolis. She started her own business, Carol’s Country Parlor beauty shop, in 1973.

She was married to Dale Anderson for over 50 years, and they had three children, and four grandchildren.

Carol enjoyed watching her grandkids play sports, attending family get-togethers, and spending time with friends. She loved to travel, both within the US and abroad, including a trip to France with her sister, Nancy, and attending her niece’s wedding in Sweden.

A member at Cokato Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carol served by making numerous quilts for high school seniors and overseas missions, preparing food for the Corn Carnival booth, as a funeral server, and by helping with the Parish Pulse.

She was an avid reader, and a member of Friends of Cokato Library, and also belonged to the Sew Friendly Quilt Guild. Carol was honored to sew apparel for the Renaissance festival, and had fun volunteering at the Winstock country music festival for many years.

Carol’s family and friends will miss her positive attitude, kindheartedness, and sense of humor.

She is survived by her husband, Dale; children Scott Anderson, Jess (Angie) Anderson, and Kim Anderson; and grandchildren Jack, Taylor, Aric, and Lauren.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; and all her siblings.

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