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Jane M. Anderson, age 87 of Eden Valley, MN died on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 6, 2019, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley, MN. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation Service in Litchfield, MN with 5:00 PM parish prayers. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Friday. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery of Manannah. Memorials are preferred to the Assumption Catholic Church Youth Group.
Jane Margaret Anderson, the daughter of Karl and Mary (Swanston) Brunsdale was born on August 25, 1932, in Fargo, North Dakota. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1950 and received a BA degree from St. Catherine University in 1954 and eventually earned her Master’s Degree from Moorhead State University. Jane was a second grade teacher at Groveland Elementary in Minnetonka for 17 years. She was united in marriage to Marvin Anderson on June 20, 1973, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hopkins, MN. After marriage, she joined Marvin on their hog and beef farm outside of Manannah where they lived until retirement in 1993. After retirement they built and moved into a home in Eden Valley.
Jane loved to travel for as long as she was physically able to do so: Europe, Hawaii, Japan, Taiwan, Bangkok and Walt Disney World with her grandchildren. Jane and Marvin were snowbirds for many years in Delray Beach, FL. She was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church and was active with Faith Formation and the Rosary Group for many years. Jane enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting and needlepoint; but she was most well-known for knitting 74 Christmas stockings for friends and family. Jane never forgot a birthday or anniversary sending out many cards that she made on her computer. She was a very kind and good friend often asking about your children or grandchildren and how school was going for them: always the teacher at heart.
Jane is survived by her husband Marvin of Eden Valley, MN; son Karl (Lori Ann) of Blaine, MN; grandchildren Emma (19), Hannah (18) and Sophia Anderson (18); and brothers Tom (Mary) Brunsdale of Fargo, ND and John (Mitzi) Brunsdale of Mayville, ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents Karl and Mary Brunsdale; and brother-in-law Eugene Anderson.