Jesse Anderson, 1975-2018

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Funeral services for Jesse Anderson, 42, with his son, Micah, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bridge Community Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Clayton Balsley will officiate. Interment will be at East Freeborn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bridge Community Church and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Online condolences are welcome at

Jesse died Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Hart Lake Township.

Jesse Anderson

Jesse Andrew Anderson was born Dec. 8, 1975, in Albert Lea, the son of Gene and Irene (Lindell) Anderson. He grew up in Albert Lea, graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1994.

Email newsletter signup

Jesse married Jennifer Long. To that union, they had one daughter, Kari Michelle. The couple later divorced. On May 22, 1999, Jesse married Rita Renae Becker on the farm where Jesse grew up. Together, they had five children, Hannah, Lane, Isaiah, Malachi and Micah. Jesse had many jobs over the years, developing many skills and friendships. He enjoyed being a self-employed contractor. Jesse loved to work and loved to relax. He enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, deer hunting and fishing. Jesse was a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa to Andi and was always at any activity they were involved in. He was always ready to help anyone with anything. Jesse was a member of Bridge Community Church. He loved Jesus and his time with the men’s group.

Jesse is survived by his wife, Rita; children Kari, Hannah, Lane, Isaiah and Malachi; granddaughter, Andi Riles; parents Irene and Gene Anderson; mother and father-in-law Judy and Jim Becker; brother, Andy (Nyna) Anderson; sister, Tammy (John) Krowiorz; sister-in-law, Shannan (Dave) VanHooser; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jesse was preceded in death by his grandparents Clarence and Arvilla Anderson and Norman and Bernadine Lindell. His son, Micah, died shortly after him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Guatemalan missionaries through Bridge Community Church.