Veronica Anserson

Veronica L. Anderson of Port Washington, formerly of Bessemer, Mich., and Graceville, Minn., died Friday, Oct. 26, at McKinley Place in Cedarburg. She was 92.

She was born at home on Sept.19, 1926, in Avoca, Minn., to John J. and Mary Schindler Reinart.

Mrs. Anderson grew up on the family farm with 11 siblings and graduated from high school in 1944.

After a year of working at a local bank she was trained as an X-ray technician at St. Mary’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

She met her future husband Leo M. Anderson of Wheaton, Minn., after he visited her home with his brother, who was married to her sister, and saw her picture. He inquired after her and they soon dated.

On Sept. 14, 1948, they married at St. Barnabas Church in Barry, Minn.

After they were married, Mr. Anderson earned his degree in forestry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and went to work for the U.S. Forest Service.

 They were stationed in Blackwell and Park Falls, Wis., and Ontonagon and Bessemer, Mich. Mr. Anderson died in Bessemer in 1993.

After his death, Mrs. Anderson moved back to Graceville to be near her family. She moved to Port Washington, in 2012 and lived with her daughter, Julie Erickson , until she moved in 2017 to McKinley Place in Cedarburg.

Mrs. Anderson was active in her Catholic faith and with her church. She enjoyed being involved with ladies guilds and food preparation. She volunteered in her children’s scouting activities and enjoyed playing games, especially Scrabble and bridge.

She is survived by her children Judi (Norris) Erickson of Port Washington, Kathy (Wayne) Peterson of Coeur D’alene, Idaho, and Michael (Rita) of Golden Valley, Minn.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her son Gerald and her 11 siblings.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at St. John XXIII Parish-St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church. Father Patrick Wendt will preside.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer.

Memorials are suggested to Guiding Eyes For the Blind or  Students For Life of America.  

Poole Funeral Home assisted the family.



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