Loretta Anderson, 1932-2019

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Loretta Irene Anderson passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Loretta Anderson

Loretta (Stieglbauer) Anderson was born May 16, 1932, to George and Etta (Nelson) at their home in Steele County. She attended school in Geneva and Ellendale. She was married to Allan W. Anderson on Nov. 11, 1949. To this union three sons were born: Jim, Mike and Randy.

She graduated from a two-year program at Albert Lea Technical College, along with her oldest son, Jim, in the early 1970s.

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She worked for 13 years at Wilson & Co. and Farmstead. Previous to that, she and her husband owned and operated Black Horse Antiques.

She was an avid reader. When her eyesight failed, she enjoyed listening to audiobooks on her computer. She did many crafts and was noted for her embroidered towels and pillowcases. She loved to go antiquing. She always had cats in her life. Her last cat, Lucas, survives her.

Survivors include her son, Randy Anderson, of Albert Lea; granddaughter, Nicole Anderson (Cory Gunsallus), and her daughters Lilah and Lexie, all of Austin; daughter-in-law, Cindy Parry, of Albert Lea; brothers Louis (Barb) Stieglbauer of Dale City, Virginia, George (Sue) Stieglbauer of Geneva and LaVerne (Linda) Stieglbauer of Geneva; sisters Judy Farr of Geneva and Jennette (Terry) Ringeon of Albert Lea; brother-in-law, Manual Cortinas; former brother-in-law, Pat Abrego, of Albert Lea; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alan; sons James and Michael; sisters Margaret Cortinas, Shirley Diaz and Delores and Donna in infancy; and brothers-in-law Jesse Diaz and Kenneth Farr.

She was generous and loving and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

At her request, there will be no service. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.