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Jeanette Anderson

Published: Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 3:50 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Beloved wife and mother, Jeanette A. Anderson, of Princeton, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. She was 83.

Born June 16, 1929, to Alice (Getz) and Carl B. Larson in Princeton, she married A.E. ("Gus" or "Andy") Anderson Jr. on June 20, 1952. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are their two children, Patricia (Steve Monger) Anderson, PhD of Macomb, and Thomas (Laurie) Anderson of Wyanet; one grandchild, Carl Anderson; her sister, Marie Salisbury of Albuquerque; and her brother, the Hon. Charles W. Larson Sr. of Des Moines.

Her parents, her husband and two sisters, Ruth Crone and Robin Larson, preceded Mrs. Anderson in death.

Jeanette graduated from Princeton High School and attended Augustana College. Jeanette was retired from the recording department of the Bureau County Clerk's Office, where she worked for 25 years. A life-long member of the First Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the Naomi Circle, she was also an avid bridge player. She was known for her positive attitude and ability to cheer others. Jeanette was also an intrepid and cheerful traveler who made many trips to Yucatan, Mexico, with her archaeologist daughter. In addition, Jeanette was an avid reader who read three different newspapers a day and was a devoted Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls fan.

A private graveside ceremony will be held following cremation. A public memorial service will be held at a later date at the First Lutheran Church of Princeton.

The Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.

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