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