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In Memory of Winnifred "Winnie" Anderson


9:00am on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, 221 Lockwood Street in Woodville WI

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11:00am on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, 221 Lockwood Street in Woodville WI

Winnifred ”Winnie”” Lorraine (DeSmidt) Anderson, age 97 1/2, died Monday, January 16, 2017.  Winnie was born July 13, 1919 at her parent’s home north of Baldwin, the daughter of Harvey and Blanche (Gartland) DeSmidt.  She grew up in the Baldwin-Woodville area where she attended Happy Valley Country School and Woodville High School, graduating in the class of 1936. 

On August 26, 1939 she and Leslie ””Les”” Anderson were married at Como Park Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN.  They raised a family of seven children, first in Woodville and later moving to rural Baldwin. 

Winnie was a talented seamstress, quilter and wonderful cook.  She enjoyed shopping and traveled often with her girls through the States, even visiting Alaska, Hawaii, Norway and many other European countries.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.  Winnie was a member of the Lincoln Homemakers for many years and enjoyed entering exhibits in the St. Croix County Fair even as recently as July 2016. She won many blue and grand champion ribbons for her antiques, lefsa, donuts and rye bread. 

Preceding her in death were her husband Leslie in 2002, granddaughter Mary Beth Lundstrom, her parents, sister Florence Dugan, brothers Robert and Warren and many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Survivors include her 7 children; Ron (Jan), Rich (Marilynn), Laurie, Dave (Glenda), Bill (Gerilen), Linda (Jerry) McDougal and Carol (Brad) Hopp.  Eleven surviving grandchildren are; Jason (Amy) Anderson, Rick (Sherry) Anderson, Jeremy Anderson, Gina (Abe) Place, Krystal (Max) Geurkink, Jennifer (Patrick) Wellner, Jared (Jessica) Anderson, Jon McDougal, Jacob (Sally) McDougal, Katrina (Gustav) Brandstrom and Jed (Samantha) Hopp.

Also surviving are 16 great grandchildren; Brett Anderson, Katelyn Anderson, Lucas Anderson, Maia Lundstrom, Austin Anderson, Hallee Place, Laney Geurkink, Graham Wellner, June Wellner, Luke Wellner, Alexis Bowen-Cook, Logan Anderson, Zachariah McDougal, Axel Brandstrom, Linnea Brandstrom, Laila Winnifred Hopp, and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Winnie Anderson will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Zion Lutheran Church, 221 Lockwood Street in Woodville WI, with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at the Sunset Cemetery in Woodville. Winnie’s seven grandsons will serve as her casketbearers. Visitation will be held at the church, beginning at 9:00am. Services are in the care of the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, WI. 715-684-3434

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    • I am so sorry for your loss. The death of a love one can be extremely difficult to cope with. Many have found comfort in the many promises found in God’s word the bible. Acts 24:15 has special meaning for many. There it speaks about the resurrection. By means of the resurrection our loving Creator, Jehovah God, will restore life back to those sleeping in death as promised (Titus1:2). Please embrace this wonderful promise of God during this difficult time.

    • Billy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.