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Joanne B. Anderson

October 23, 1946 — February 22, 2017

Joanne B. Anderson age 70 of Rochert, MN died February 22, 2017 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. Joanne Barbara Anderson was born October 23, 1946 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Wilfred and Alvina (Christensen) Sahlberg. She grew up and received her education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School. On December 28, 1965 she was united in marriage to Ernest J. Anderson in Detroit Lakes, MN. They made their home in Rochert and owned and operated the Ernest C. Anderson Gravel Pit. Joanne was an active member of the gravel pit crew. She ran the scale at times and cooked for the crew. She also enjoyed flower gardening, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Ernie; two sons, Tim (Sheila) Anderson, of Detroit Lakes, MN and Steve (Kate) Anderson, of Rochert, MN; one daughter, Arlene (Jason) Brogren, of Detroit Lakes, MN; six grandchildren, Tristin (Ryan) Ortiz, Tiffany Anderson, Alex Anderson, Austin Anderson, Jade Olson, and Colby Olson; two great grandchildren, Kayne Anderson and Renn Ortiz; four sisters, Carol (Gordon) Person, of Twin Valley, MN; Diana Schlenitz, of Hoyt Lakes, MN; Robin (Todd) Thielges, of Twin Valley, MN; and Mary Rosenburg, of ND. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral Services will be on Saturday February 25, 2017; 3:00 p.m. at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, MN. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, MN. Interment will be in the Lund Lutheran Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes, MN.
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