Bernice Anderson, 93, Albert Lea

Published 9:28 am Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Funeral services for Bernice H. Anderson of Albert Lea will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Curtis Zieske will officiate. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Albert Lea. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service at the church.


Bernice died on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island. She was 93.

She was born on Jan. 6, 1919, in Albert Lea the daughter of Marinus and Andrea (Jensen) Jorgensen; she grew up and attended school there. On Dec. 24, 1939, she married Alton Anderson and raised her family in the area.

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Bernice was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. She enjoyed baking, collecting antiques

and taking care of her grandchildren. She was a dog lover; for most of her adult life, she enjoyed the companionship of the various dogs she had.

Bernice is survived by her children sons: Terry (Jan) Anderson of Albert Lea, Scott of Minneapolis and Michael (Sara) Anderson of Rochester; and by her daughters Barb (Roger) Poole of Pine Island and Judy (Dennis) Jensen of Albert Lea; her grandchildren: Tracy, Troy, Andrea, Devon, Andrew, Elias, Julie, Danny, Timothy, Brenda and Brent; great-grandchildren: Nathan, Mitchell, Mathew, Jared, Audrey, Quintin, Logan, Sami, Danny Jr. and Haruka.

Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Alton S. Anderson who died on April 19, 1987; infant son Brian; sisters: Marion Bishop, Helen Lunstrum and Ellen Derewenko; and brothers Harding Jorgensen and Elton (Bud) Jorgensen.

Memorials suggested to the Humane Society of Freeborn County.