Jeanette Anderson, 1923-2016

Published 10:38 am Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jeanette M. Anderson, 92, of Mason City, Iowa, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in Mason City. The Rev. Kathy Graves of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Major Erickson Funeral Home.  Interment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Jeanette Anderson

Jeanette Anderson

Jeanette was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Mason City, the daughter of Sigurd and Hattie (Breitweiser) Johnson. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1941. Following graduation she worked at F.W. Woolworth. In February 1944, she married Carrol D. “Andy” Anderson in Northwood. They had two sons, Michael and David. Jeanette worked at the Park Hospital – later known as Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa before her retirement in 1980.

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Jeanette enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, genealogy, drawing and traveling. Jeanette was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she belonged to church circle. She was also a member of Trinity quilters, Trinity production bulletin team and the North Central Iowa Genealogy Club. She was also a Hospice volunteer.

Jeanette is survived by a son, Michael Anderson of Mason City; five grandsons, Lonnie, Brain, Jamie and Joey, of Washington and Jeremy Anderson of Mason City and their significant others; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by special friends Kevin and Tonya Bergman of Mason City.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son,  David Anderson; two brothers Edward and Bill Johnson; one sister, Elma Spargur; two nephews and one niece.