Donna M. Anderson, age 75, of Litchfield died on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 30, 2019, at the Cornerstone Church in Litchfield. Visitation will be from 5:00 Pm until 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 29th at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral and Cremation Service and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.
Donna Marie Anderson, the daughter of Randolph and Mildred (Matson) Kolden, was born on June 23, 1944 in Fosston, MN. She was baptized in the Dovre Free Lutheran Church in Winger, MN and confirmed in the Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine, MN. She graduated from Erskine High School in 1962 and continued her education at the Bethesda Hospital School of X-Ray Technology. She married Dr. Thomas Tranby in Erskine they lived in Orlando, FL while he was stationed there in the Air Force. Two children were born to this union: Amanda and Kyle. In 1970, they moved to Litchfield where she helped Dr. Tranby in his dental practice and raised her children. Although diagnosed with MS at age 29 she was still very active with the Jaycees, Zion Lutheran Women’s group, the MS Society and maintained a large group of friends. On January 10, 1987, she was married to Guy Anderson and happily received 6 more children. They attended Cornerstone Church. Donna enjoyed Skiing, painting, quilting, gardening and canning. She also enjoyed being out on sunny days. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Although she like to collect recipes, her style of cooking was better known as “Donna’s dump and pour”.
She is survived by her husband Guy Anderson of Litchfield; children, Amanda Tranby of Brooklyn Park, Kyle Tranby of Jackson, WY, Carmin (Gary) Flowers of Litchfield, Randy (Mary) Anderson of Dassel, Tracy (Dave) Johnson of Litchfield, Gwen (Jim) Friedlund of Savage, Jon (Karen) Anderson of Goose Creek, SC, Hope (Jon) Jordahl of Starbuck; grandchildren Jamie (Paul), Danny (Lisa), Erik (Tahnee) Jenni (Dan), Ben, Jeremiah, Jackie (Jon), Kayla (Drew), Michael, Molly, Stephanie, Andrew, Kaylee, Jared (Anjali), Brittany (Jim), Sierra, Nicolette, Tatiana, Janelle, Emily (Jacob); great grandchildren Walker, Hannah, Jaydee, Aubree, Ethan, Micah, Lydia, Malachi, Tommy, Mari, Blayne, Gideon, and Oliver. She is also survived by her brothers Mike Kolden and Brad Kolden and sister Shirley (Myles) Bakken all of Erskine; sister-in-law Paula Caldwell of Minneapolis, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Milton Kolden. Memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society are preferred