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In Memory of Gerard "Jerry" Anderson


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday January 20, 2020
Memorial Lutheran Church
15730 South Afton Boulevard
Afton MN, 55001

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday January 20, 2020
Memorial Lutheran Church
15730 South Afton Boulevard
Afton MN, 55001

Gerard “Jerry” Beldon Anderson, age 89 of Lakeland, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on January 14th, 2020 surrounded by family. Jerry was born on December 25th, 1930 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Laurel and Margaretha (nee Jorgenson) Anderson. Jerry grew up and attended school in and around the St. Paul area. On May 3rd, 1952, Jerry married Patricia, the love of his life. In 1953, He was honorably discharged from the United States Navy.  Jerry worked for 3M for 40 years in a variety of data processing positions after his service in the Navy.

Jerry was a man of many passions. He was known as a very enthusiastic and dedicated gardener, with his gardens containing many types of flowers and colors. Besides gardening, woodworking, playing card games, he loved to spend time with his grandchildren. Jerry always made time for his family and made sure that everyone always felt loved.

Jerry will remain in the hearts of his wife, Patricia; children, Denise Eisinger (Allen), Kevin Anderson, Troy Anderson (Kristie) Grandchildren, Chandler Anderson, Jozie Anderson, Jesse Juelfs, Austin (Alex) Anderson-Cazales, Maddie Anderson, Josh (Brenda) Eisinger, Jake (Melissa) Eisinger; Great Grandchildren, Ava Eisinger, Mia Eisinger and Eli Eisinger. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Laurel and Margaretha Anderson and daughter, Cynthia G. Anderson.

A memorial service to celebrate Jerry’s life will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, January 20th at the Memorial Lutheran Church of Afton, Minnesota. A time to gather and visit with family and friends of Jerry will take place an hour before at church. 

Memorials are preferred to the Memorial Lutheran Church of Afton, Minnesota.

Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wisconsin

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    • For my brother Jerry, who was a true Anderson; with our special type of humor, love and care for family. Hopefully, you will know that we all thank you for your service in the US Navy. May you rest in timeless tranquility. I’ll see you soon. Love, your sister Laurie.

    • Grandpa Jerry,
      Thank you for Always welcoming me with a warm & cheerful greeting. Your smile lights up the room & warms our hearts. Thank you Jerry for your giving your Beautiful Legacy of love over our Family. You are a Blessing to us all and your memory will always live in our hearts.
      RoseMarie n Nat & Family

    • My uncle Jerry always had a knack for comedy. He always made everyone laugh! Laughing with him is what I will always remember the most about him. And his eyes always twinkled, I think that’s because he was always smiling. Besides being thoughtful and loving. We will miss him, till we meet again on the other side.
      Love, Dawn

    • Uncle Jerry was probably the funniest man we knew. Whenever he was around there was always laughter. God is lucky to have him and we are sure he will enjoy him as much as we did. We will miss him and love him, Wendy & John Applegate and family