Patricia Ann Anderson, age 87, of North Branch passed away peacefully at home December 15, 2021. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 4 – 6 P.M. with an informal service at 4:30 on Monday, DECEMBER 27th at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge. Masks are encouraged.
Patricia (Pat) Anderson was born in St. Paul, MN on January 31, 1934 to parents William and Freda Josephs, the second oldest of 12 children.
She graduated early from Humboldt High in St. Paul MN. In 1954 she married Donald Exton Anderson and later moved to the North Branch area to raise their children. Upon Don’s death in 1978, she briefly worked in the insurance business but primarily focused on raising her family.
Patricia had a contagious smile that brightened the room and was known to be a very considerate person. She nourished people with kindness and lots of food. She loved babies and was the proud matriarch of 9 children, 27 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Upon retirement, she surrounded herself with family with whom she loved unconditionally. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren and mentioned on a daily basis how blessed she was to have such a wonderful family.
Patricia passed away December 15, 2021 at home, surrounded by her loving family after a long illness at the age of 87 years, 10 months and 14 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Freda Josephs; Husband, Donald Exton Anderson Sr.; Children, Deborah Anderson Banks and Darrell Anderson; Grandson, David Anderson; and Brothers and Sisters, William Josephs, Thomas Josephs, Raymond Josephs, Michael Josephs, James Josephs and Johnny Josephs.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Donald Exton Anderson Jr, Diane Anderson, Jenny Anderson, Dennis Anderson (Karin Becker), Douglas (Patty) Anderson, Doreen (Daniel) D’Aigle, Daniel (Melanie) Anderson, Dovette (Chuck) DeVore and Don Weber; 27 grandchildren, Karl (Kathy), Brienne, Michael (Jessie) Holly (John), Darci, Branden (Becky), Justin (Ginger), Andy, Joshua (Christine), Alyssa, Danelle (Manuel), Dana, Anna, Kalem, Chris (Knute), Matthew, Thomas, Patrick (Emily); 25 great grandchildren, Isaiah, Galatia, Selah, Eliah, Trinity, Noah, Katie, Odin, Stone, Harper, Dexter, Connor, Dakota, Jensyn, William, Nathaniel, Rubie-Faye, Layla, Hayden, Spero, Kolbjorn, Matthew Jr, Chole, Lincoln, Elise; Brothers and Sisters, MaryAnn Spreeman, Dennis Josephs, Lawrence Josephs, Kathy Thuringer and Anna Yager.