Lois Nora Gehrke Anderson passed away on May 27, 2021. She was born December 10, 1929, in Chatfield, Minn. Lois was the eighth of Louis and Frieda Gehrke’s 10 children. Lois attended John Marshall High School in St. Paul. In November of 1948 Lois married Harold Anderson at St. Stephanus Lutheran Church in St. Paul. They farmed in southeastern Minnesota, renting and owning farms in Dover, St. Charles, Rushford, Lewiston, and Mabel. For 24 years, Lois served students, faculty and administrators as secretary for the principals and superintendents at both Rushford and Mabel-Canton public schools.
Lois is survived by six children: Barbara (Jack Schintgen), Bradley (Karen), Clark (Betty), Phillip (Hope), Scott (Julia), and Carolyn (Mark Lillehaugen). She was also the proud grandma to 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service, at Washburn McReavy, Eden Prairie Chapel, 7625 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, Minn. 55344
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Croix Hospice, 7831 East Bush Lake Road, Suite #202, Minneapolis, Minn. 55439.