LaRaye Anderson, 1940-2019

Published 1:00 am Friday, March 1, 2019

A celebration of life for LaRaye K. Anderson, 79, of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Revs. Eileen Woyen and Robert Bohn will officiate. Interment will be at London Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Monday. Online condolences are welcome at

LaRaye Anderson

LaRaye was called home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. This was a call she did not want to miss or ignore, as her ultimate goal in life has been leading up to this. What a glorious day this was for her to see her Lord and savior face to face. Her family can only imagine Lori and Bandit waiting at the gate for her, ready to show her around. Now she can walk, run and skip without any effort and is able to breathe deep the beautiful heavenly air.

LaRaye entered this world Feb. 19, 1940, just minutes behind her twin sister.

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They were born on the family farm in Lyle to Otto and Hazel Lomholt. She graduated from Lyle High School in June 1958. LaRaye loved her grandkids with all her heart and cherished spending time with them through the years. Attending their many special events filled her heart with joy and made her smile.

LaRaye is survived by her twin sister, LaRayne (Mimi) Jochumsen; sister, LaFerne Mangon; children LuAnn (Doug Anderson) Lechnir, Todd (Marcie) Anderson and Lisa Anderson; grandchildren Kristin Slowinski, Nicholas (Stacy) Slowinski, Brandon (Shannon) Slowinski, Christopher (Erin) Jandebeur, Tavar (Courtney Tickel) Parker, Nikki (Mike) Olsen, Ashley (Brady) Engleby, Ty (fiancee, Lilia Almazan) Anderson and Jordan (Patrick) Bertelsen; great-grandchildren Samantha, Maddison, Abe, Ella, Kassidy, Daniel, Benjamin, Logan, Ledger, McKinlee, Dominic and Jaxon; former husband, LaVern Anderson; and sister-in-law, Shirley Stundahl.

LaRaye was preceded in death by her grandparents and parents; daughter, Lori Slowinski; grandsons David Michael and Jason Parker; brother, Louis “Bud” Lomholt; sisters LaVonne Griese, LaDonna Lomholt and LaRena Bartholomew; former husband, Robert Lechnir; and best friend, Bandit.