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Patricia A. Anderson, age 70, of Cannon Falls, died suddenly on Monday, December 14, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Patricia Ann Anderson was born in Red Wing on Oct. 16, 1950, the daughter of L. Quentin and Lois (Traeger) Lundell. She grew up in Cannon Falls and had been a member of the Cloverdale 4H as a youth. Pat graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1969 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota. She worked for a short time at the Montgomery Wards desk at Bob’s Red Owl, before moving to the Wards downtown. For 36 years, Pat was the President of the Cannon Falls Chamber of Commerce. She had a significant part in the success of the businesses in town. On February 16, 1974, Pat was united in marriage to Gary H. Anderson, at St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church. She was a long-time member of First English Lutheran where she was active in the choir, among other things. She enjoyed hosting events, planning meals and festivities and will be remembered for her gatherings of family and friends. Other interests were games and puzzles, as well as reading.
Survivors include her husband Gary, sons Timothy and David (Renee), brothers Jim (Diane) Lundell and DeRoy Lundell, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Harry.
Memorials are preferred to First English Lutheran Church.
A walk-through visitation will be held on Friday, Dec 18, from 4-7:00 pm at Lundberg Funeral Home, 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls, MN 55009. Masks and social distancing guidelines will be required. A private family memorial service will also be held.