April 21, 2024

Lynnette ‘Lynn’ Anderson

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Funeral Mass for Lynnette ‘Lynn’ Anderson, of Morris, MN, was held on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at the Assumption Catholic Church in Morris,with Father Todd Schneider celebrating the mass. Visitation was on Friday, March 15, from 5 – 8 p.m. with a prayer service and rosary beginning at 8:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and continued one hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Burial at the Calvary Cemetery in Morris.  

Lynnette Marie Berger was born on October 5, 1944, in Morris, MN, the second daughter of Nels and Veronica (Kill) Berger. Lynn was raised on the family farm south of Alberta, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at Assumption Catholic Church in Morris. Lynn attended elementary school until the 3rd grade at Alberta Elementary and when the family moved to Morris, she continued elementary school at St. Mary’s Catholic School, and then Morris High School, graduating with the class of 1962. Following high school, Lynn moved to St. Paul and attended nurse’s training at Miller Hospital Vocational School of Practical Nursing, graduating as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1964. She stayed in St. Paul for a short time, working at the VA Hospital, and then moved back to Morris and began her career at Stevens Community Medical Center. Lynn worked most of her life as a night shift nurse, until age 70, when she decided to retire when technology was becoming more and more a part of the job. As a young woman, Lynn was at a dance at the Barrett Lakeside Pavilion when she met Larry Anderson. The two started dating and were married on June 10, 1967, in Morris at Assumption Catholic Church.  They made their home in Morris and started their family, welcoming one son and two daughters.  

In 1979, Lynnette was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with young children at home, she underwent four surgeries and 18 months of chemotherapy at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester.  The doctors didn’t think that Lynn would survive; however, she overcame and beat cancer and went on to live a full and wonderful life. 

Lynn was an active member of Assumption Catholic Church. She and Larry enjoyed playing cards with friends, and being a part of the Breakfast Group at DeToy’s. Lynn did not have a green thumb; plants didn’t survive for more than a week in her home! She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and her loyal dog companions. Most importantly, Lynn cherished the time that she spent with her family.  

Lynn passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. She was 79 years old.

Lynn is survived by her husband, Larry Anderson of Morris; children, Mark (Jackie) Anderson of Elk River and Stephanie Gausman of Morris; grandchildren, Jocie (Andrew) Hinman of Freeport, Andrew (Megan Vanderbeek) Gausman of Bloomington, and Emily Gausman of Morris; great-grandson, Emmitt Hinman; sister, Betty Berger of Little Falls; brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law, Shirley (Dwight) Jensen of Blaine, Nancy Kolle of Eau Claire, WI, Gary (Diane Borner) Anderson of Elbow Lake, and Richard (Margie Strouse) Anderson of Gwinner, ND; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Lynn Anderson; parents, Nels and Veronica Berger; parents-in-law, Roy and Annabelle Anderson; brothers-in-law, Vernon Anderson and Roger Kolle.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.  

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in care of arrangements for Lynn. To send condolences to the family, on-line, visit <www.pedersenfh.com>. 

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