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Funeral services for Luella M. Anderson will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 28 at LeSueur River Lutheran Church, rural New Richland, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Reverend Brian Gegel will officiate. Interment will be in the LeSueur River Lutheran Cemetery.

Luella Maxine was born on January 6, 1925 to James P. and Anna (Larson) Johnson in Bath Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Luella attended school in Ellendale and remained in this area her whole life. 

At age 19, Luella married Glen Anderson, on January 21, 1944. Together, they enjoyed raising their four daughters and farming. They enjoyed gardening together and wintering down south in their motor home. Lou and Glen would go on many daily walks around town with their dog, visiting with neighbors and anyone they would meet.

Luella worked as a farmer's wife for many years before working at Land O' Lakes in New Richland for a few years and E.F. Johnson for over twenty years. 

Luella was very involved in the Garden Club from its inception and had a passion for needlework, quilting, and crocheting. She enjoyed being an active member at LeSueur River Lutheran Church, helping with the ladies aid, altar guild, and quilting for missions. Lou also taught Sunday School and participated in Bible Study. 

Survivors include her daughters, Virginia (Dennis) Roesler of New Richland, Valerie (Dale) Phillips of Hartland, Veronica (Gary) Hanson of Jordan, Verlaine (Jim) Krueger of New Richland; grandchildren: Karla (Grant) Wells, Michael (Becky) Roesler, Eric (Amy) Roesler, JoAnn (Miguel) Cintron, Amy (Chris) Beausoleil, Aaron (Jeanette) Phillips, Anne Phillips, Alison (Chris) Sorensen, Todd (Bridgette) Hanson, Krista (Matt) McCoy, Jill (Cory) Zafke, Spencer (Andrea) Hanson, Heather (Joel) Lisowski, Brent (Amy Jo) Krueger, Sarah (Rob) Theobold; 30 great-grandchildren; Torunn Nelson, a former AFS student, and her family who are now considered part of the Anderson family; sisters, Donna Horecka and Marian Utpadel both of Owatonna; sisters-in-law, Martha Johnson of Owatonna and Lenore Johnson of Shakopee; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Glen; parents; brothers, Robert, John, Alton, and Kenny Johnson; sister, Jeanette Peterson; and all of her in-laws.


0 # Barb Billing-Smith 2017-07-25 15:42
I wanted to extend my sympathy to all of you. Lu was a very special lady to our family. I missed seeing her this farm and city days due to my oldest son's future wife's shower that day. I did pay many visits to the care center residents in New Richland and ran out of time to venture over to any of your family. I wish I could be there with you - you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love
Barb, Keith and Brian Billing
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