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Darlene Anderson, 1938-2020

Private funeral services for Darlene Anderson were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Malinsky officiated. Burial was in North Freeborn Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Darlene Anderson

Darlene Mae (Olson) Anderson, 81, died at her home Friday, May 1, 2020, from her battle with congestive heart failure.

Darlene was born July 18, 1938, in Austin. She was the daughter of Oscar and Alice (Johnson) Olson. She attended school in rural Austin and graduated from Austin High School. 

She was united in marriage to Donald C. Anderson on Sept. 5, 1958, at Oakland Midway Lutheran Church.

Darlene worked at Wilson & Co./Farmstead for over 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and never missed their school and sporting events. She loved watching the wildlife on her farm and took pride in gardening. Darlene and Don loved to travel. 

Darlene is survived by her son, Mark Anderson, and his wife, Sherry, of rural Clarks Grove; grandchildren Jarred Anderson, Amanda Anderson and Jordan Sterner, Spencer Anderson; great-grandsons Paxton and Bowen Sterner; daughter, Jodi Manor, of Owatonna; granddaughter, Brittany Manor; great-granddaughters Mila and Emma Flynn; her brother, Allen Olson, and his wife, JoAnn, of Moscow; and her sister, Karen Kamenir, of Arizona.

Darlene was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter, Kim Anderson; and sister, Beverly Olson.