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Patricia Anderson

Feb. 27, 1947-May 9, 2009

Patricia L. Anderson, 62, of Cass Lake passed away Saturday, May 9th, 2009 at the Fairview Medical Center in Minneapolis after a courageous battle with cancer.

Patricia Lee Allen was born to Joseph and Ilene Allen on Feb. 27, 1947 in Cass Lake, Minn. Patricia has lived in Minneapolis, Macintosh and Glyndon, Minn., as well as Killeen, Texas, but for the majority of her life, Cass Lake was her home.

Patricia graduated as valedictorian from Cass Lake High School in 1965. She graduated with a 4.0 grade point average from the accounting program at Northwest Technical College.

In 1968, Patricia married Leo Anderson in Minneapolis. True soulmates for 42 years, Patricia and Leo were companions, best friends, devoted parents and grandparents.

For the past 15 years, Patricia worked as the bookkeeper for the Cass Lake Times. She also worked for Jackson Hewitt, Vehicle Testing Services, and as a secretary at the Lakehead Pipeline office in Bemidji.

The home of Patricia and Leo was always an open and inviting destination for their friends and family, with whom Patricia enjoyed spending time. Patricia's love of books was well known, as was her passion for creating fine arts and crafts. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Patricia gave in death as she gave in life, giving sight to others through her donation to Lions Eye Bank. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed.

Patricia is survived by her Husband, Leo Anderson Sr., and her children Leo (Shannon) Anderson Jr. of Bemidji, Melanie Anderson of Fargo and Thomas (Christie) Anderson of Enderlin, N.D.; nine grandchildren; her brothers Joseph (Kathy) Allen of Grand Rapids, Minn., and James (Sue) Russell Allen of Cass Lake; and her sisters Mary (Norman) Lindsey of Cass Lake and Gail (Daniel) Bredemus of Grand Rapids.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her sister, Bonnie Jean Marcell.

Memorial services were held at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Cass Lake on Saturday, May 16, with the Rev. John Rock, Rev. Harold Eaglebull, and lay pastor Ben Morris officiating. Interment was at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Cass Lake.

Honorary pallbearers were Patricia's grandchildren, Leo Anderson III, Tessa Rohrich, Nicolette Anderson, Drew Anderson, Zach Luptha, William R. Anderson, Vanessa Anderson, Elaine Anderson and Layla Anderson.

Arrangements were entrusted to Cease Family Funeral Home of Cass Lake.