Anita Anderson

Anita Anderson

Monday August 24, 2020

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Obituary for Anita A. Anderson

Anita Kraft Anderson age 83 formerly of Motley and Staples passed away on August 24, 2020 at the Evansville Care Center in Evansville, MN.

Anita Arlene McGregor was born on November 23, 1936 in McIntosh, South Dakota. Her parents were the late Archie Warren and Anna Marie (Rowell) McGregor. Anita grew up on the family ranch in rural McIntosh and graduated from the Selfridge High School with the class of 1953.

Anita was married to Jacob Kraft on October 20, 1953. They were married for 23 years. She attended college in Bemidji for three years and was employed with the Outreach Program in Cass County and Walker, Minnesota for 20 years. Anita was married to Roman KoePal for 10 years. On December 28, 1985 Anita was married to Virgil Wayne Anderson at Grace Lutheran Church in Henning, Minnesota. They made their home in Clitherall for 20 years. On their 10 year anniversary Anita and Virgil repeated their vows at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Battle Lake.
Anita was employed with Otter Tail County home health and various group homes. She enjoyed sewing and was an active member at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church for over 20 years where she loved to sing solo’s and in church choir. For a short time Virgil and Anita made their home at Summit Village, Pioneer Care Center and Willow Creek before moving to Staples in 2012.

Anita is preceded in death by husbands, Jacob Kraft, Roman KoePal, and Virgil Anderson; grandson, Erik Kraft; brothers, Leon, Leslie (Mac) and James; daughter-in-law, Sandra Kraft.
Anita will be lovingly remembered by her children, Kent (Barbara Mickelson) Kraft, Leaha (Bob) Clarke, Tamara (Philip) Barnett, Todd (Ewa) Kraft, Chad Kraft, D’Juana Kraft, Kyra (Milo Fisher) Burmeister, Arlene (Nick Beacock) KoePal; 23 grandchildren; 40 (give or take) great grandchildren; brother, Bill (Kay) McGregor; sisters, Rosemary Stetzler, Marlys Dahlvang, Ellen McGregor, Patricia (Jay) Danielowski, Trudi (Wayne) McKinney.

Mass of Christian Burial for Anita will be held at 1:00pm On Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Father Gabriel Waltz, presiding. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minnesota.
Caring for Anita and her family
Taylor Funeral Home of Staples

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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday August 27, 2020 |
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    310-4th Street NE
    Staples, MN
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    Thursday August 27, 2020
    Mass of Christian Burial 1:00pm Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
  • Interment

    Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
    Address Not Available

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