Clara Jeanan Anderson

Died: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

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Jeanan Anderson, age 94, of Mankato passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, October 6, 2018 at her home at New Perspective Senior Living-Mankato.

Family services and burial will be private.  There is no visitation.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Jeanan was born on September 25, 1924 in Spring Grove, MN to Carl and Clara (Bersie) Ramlo where she became the youngest of 10 children.  She graduated from Mable High School in 1942 where she was a member of GAA & National Honor Society.  She was a cheerleader, tap dancer, played clarinet and saxophone.  She also learned shorthand.  After high school she was a nurse in training for WWII and earned her Registered Nurse Degree.  She married Lyle E. Anderson June 15, 1946.  Jeanan spent many years as a nurse at Continental Can Co-Mankato and finished her career as a nurse at Kraft Foods-New Ulm.  She was a member of Sweet Adelines-Mankato and Bethlehem Lutheran Church for many years.  Jeanan enjoyed traveling, fishing, watching birds, wildlife, outdoors and family.  Her family enjoyed and will cherish all the stories she shared with them over the years.

She is survived by daughters, Marcia Fischer of Mankato and Laurie (Chuck) Fairbanks of Columbus, OH; son, Kim (Cheri) Anderson of Mankato; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her 9 siblings.

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Dick & Bev Marvin
   Posted Mon October 08, 2018
So sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a great lady. Still miss her at our Bell System breakfasts.
Dick & Bev

Susan Schoper
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
Jeanan was one of the nicest ladies I have had the pleasure of meeting. She always had a smile on her face and a story to tell. I feel fortunate to have known her. My deepest sympathy to her family at this difficult time. She loved you all so. Cherish your memories of this dear lady. I know she will be missed by many. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace Jeanan.
( Nurse at Northridge)

Mary Lou Kudela
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
The Minnesota Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines International send their deep sympathy for Jeanan's family. Jeanan sang with our chorus for many years and was an outstanding baritone, a past president, and a quartet member. We enjoyed her friendship and empathy, and we also appreciate her daughters, Marcia and Laurie, as well as family member Thordis. Please know we remember her and send you our prayers of healing.

Allan & Cindy Hiscox
   Posted Tue October 09, 2018
Dear Laurie & Family: So sorry to hear about Mom; sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Glad that you did get to see your Mom a couple weeks ago before she passed, Laurie. Have a safe trip and we will see you when you get back. We are sure she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Allan & Cindy

Tammy Annen
   Posted Thu October 11, 2018
Her kindness and smile will be missed around the New Perspective community. She could lighten up a room with her presence.

May you have comfort knowing she is with the Lord.

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