Thompson Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home
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Pearl J. Anderson

September 2, 1931 - February 12, 2013

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Pearl J. Anderson, age 81, of Wakarusa, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 8:05 am following a short illness. She was born on September 2, 1931 in New Ulm, Minnesota to Albert and Clara (Riedesel) Beckmann. She attended Lamberton High School in Minnesota. She married John M. Anderson on July 8, 1961 in Fairmont, Minnesota. She worked as a homemaker and also served as a nurse’s aide, Dental Assistant and helped with Pediatric Home Care. They moved to Wakarusa from Chaska, Minnesota in 1994. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Wakarusa.

Pearl is survived by her husband, along with a daughter, Mary (Michael) Easton of Wakarusa, and 2 sons, Bill (Barb) Anderson of Cadillac, MI and Matthew (Rachel) Anderson of Kinross, MI, 11 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren and a sister, Fern Larson of St. James, Minnesota and a brother, Dietrich (Kelly) Beckmann of Brookfield, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Perry, Cecil and Carl Beckmann and 3 Sisters, Eunice Anderson, Thelma Schroeder and Lola Blasing.

Friends may visit the family on Sunday, February 17, from 2-6 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home in Wakarusa. Funeral services will take place on Monday, February 18 at 10:30 at the Bible Baptist Church in Wakarusa. The family will also receive friends one hour before the service. Pastor David Harper will officiate. Burial will be at Olive Cemetery.