LuAnn Anderson, 73

LuAnn Ethel Anderson, age 73, of Dassel, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 22, 2018, at her home.

She was born April 19, 1944, in Hutchinson, the daughter of William and Ethel (Lewerenz) Seefeldt.

LuAnn was baptized and later confirmed in the Christian faith. She was a life-long member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, where she served as a Sunday school and Bible school teacher; as well as on the library board, and in the office.

LuAnn attended school in Dassel, and graduated in 1962. After graduation, she began working at the Carlson Companies, and later worked for the Meeker County Extension Office for 16 years.

LuAnn was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Orville Anderson, April 16, 1966, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Their first home was in Minneapolis, until they moved back to Dassel in 1973.

Dassel was where their hearts belonged and where they created their life together. They started out small and accomplished their dream, building a farm and successful business together.

LuAnn supported Orville in every way she could for 52 years. She made him breakfast every morning, brought lunches to the fields, and was very involved the day-to-day operations and decision-making.

In 1975, LuAnn became a mother to her beautiful baby girl, Lisa – her greatest joy and accomplishment. She put her whole heart into raising her, giving her everything she had, and they have always had a special and close relationship.LuAnn never missed an opportunity to support Lisa in all her dreams. Lisa will deeply miss her, and their daily phone calls.

LuAnn loved her family fiercely and was an exceptional grandma to Carsen (11) and Avery (9) Carter. They loved spending time with her. She enjoyed bringing them on special adventures, volunteering in their classrooms, mailed them packages to show them just how much they were loved, and had her refrigerator stocked with their favorite treats.

One of LuAnn’s greatest attributes was being a great listener, and she loved listening to her grandchildren’s stories for hours.

Gardening, reading, enjoying movies, and traveling with Orville were LuAnn’s favorite things to do. They spent many winters in Arizona with family and friends.

Fox News lost their biggest fan, and we lost an extraordinary woman. All of her family and friends will deeply miss her.

LuAnn is survived by her husband, Orville Anderson of Dassel; daughter, Lisa (Erik) Carter of Queen Creek, AZ; two grandchildren, Carsen Carter and Avery Carter: siblings Lois (Dale) Werner of Battle Lake, Linda (Ron) Evans of Florida, and Ron (Wendy) Seefeldt of Dassel; and a sister-in-law, Jan Seefeldt of Hutchinson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, William Seefeldt Jr.; and her sister, Laura Servin.

LuAnn’s funeral service took place Wednesday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, with the Rev. Laurie O’Shea officiating. Interment was at the Swan Lake Lutheran Cemetery in rural Dassel.

There was visitation Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, continuing Wednesday at the church, one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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