May 25, 2024

Jean “Carolyn” Anderson

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Jean “Carolyn” Anderson, 82, of Elbow Lake, MN, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday evening, March 2, 2023 surrounded by her daughters.

Carolyn was born in New Ulm, MN on November 12, 1940 during the Armistice Day Blizzard to Marvin and Grace (Juhnke) Gerth.  She grew up on the Gerth family farm near Sanborn, MN and later they moved to Westbrook, MN.  Her family moved to Elbow Lake when she was 11 years old.   

  She graduated from Elbow Lake High School. On January 14, 1961 she married Stuart Anderson and they had four daughters, Karen, Kayla, Kim, and Katie.

Carolyn worked at a variety of jobs including Mendelson Egg Co and later at her favorite job of being a taxi driver and part-time caregiver to many of her grandchildren.

She enjoyed spending time at the lake cabin, she was often found sitting by the window with a baby in her arms.  She loved going on day trips which included the casino and attending activities of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carolyn shared her love for Elvis Presley with her grandchildren with “Teddy Bear” being the biggest hit.

Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her family.  After the death of her beloved Stuart, she found she enjoyed traveling.  Trips included Nashville with all her daughters and Las Vegas.

  Carolyn is survived by her daughters, Karen (Gary) Huebner, Kayla (Dennis Goerdt) Anderson, Kimberly (David) Nohre, and Kathleen (Travis Nyreen) Anderson. Her grandchildren Brent (Jackie) Huebner, Laura (Peter) Nelson, Lydia (Steve Lertiz) Anderson, Matthew (Amy) Anderson, Sarah (Joey) Lohse, Lisa (Chris) Seefeldt, Annabelle Haarstad, Jeremiah Haarstad, and Benjamin Nyreen. Her great-grandchildren Braeden, Zachary, and Brekk Huebner, Kensley, Hadley, and Callen Nelson, Haley Riley, Jaece and Suhvunnah Anderson, Kira and Kaleb Lohse and Lucas and Connor Seefeldt.

Meeting Carolyn at heaven’s gates was her husband, Stuart Anderson, sister, LaRae Lee, and great-grandson, Henry Anderson.

Per her wishes, the family will have a private memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Grant County Humane Society. 

Please visit EricksonSmithFH.com to leave the family online condolences.

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