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Judith Kay Anderson

August 16, 1946 ~ July 26, 2018 (age 71)

The Funeral Service for Judith Kay Anderson, of Albert Lea, will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 30, at Grace Lutheran Church.  The Reverend Jennifer Gonsalves and Reverend Kent Otterman will officiate.  Interment will be in East Freeborn Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour before services at the church.  Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Judy was born to Lester S. and Pearl G. (Enderson) Anderson on August 16, 1946, in Albert Lea. She was baptized at East Freeborn Lutheran Church in 1946. She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Lucille and Oscar Kittelson, who later in life adopted her. Judy attended and graduated from Albert Lea area schools. She continued her education at Austin Junior College and Mankato State University, where she obtained her BA and her Masters in Health Science and Rehabilitation Counseling.  Judy lived in Minneapolis and Mankato, but most of her life in Albert Lea.  She held various job in  counseling and rehabilitation including positions at REM,  the Senior Resource Center in Albert Lea,  and most recently at Lutheran Social Services. Judy was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she was active as a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher,  and was on many committees including the visitation team.  Very strong and dedicated in her faith she recently enjoyed participating in services at Good Samaritan Center, where  she  appreciated Pastor Kent’s ministry and friendship.

Judy enjoyed crafting, baking, cooking, reading the Bible and visiting with her many friends. She enjoyed entering her crafts into the Freeborn County Fair for which she won many ribbons. Judy passed away on Thursday, July 26 at the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.  She was 71. Judith is survived by her siblings: Sharon (Ray) Smith of Blaine, MN, Cindy (Kerm) Balvance of Forest City, IA, Kathy (Jim) Thompson of Lake Mills, MN, Peggy (JB) Hamersly of Glenville, MN, Steven (LeAnn) Anderson of Lake Mills, IA, Craig Anderson, Lake Mills, IA, many niece,  nephews , great nieces, great nephews, and cousins; Judy is also survived by those who made a difference in her life, special friends Jolean and Ryan Shea and their children Brianna(Darren) and Isaac Shea, whom she thought of as grandchildren all of Albert Lea,  and Kara(Chris) Waldron of Waseca, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Les and Pearl Anderson, her adoptive parents Lucille and Oscar Kittelson, brother Leslie Anderson,  her special friend Jim Boyer, brother-in-law Jerry Fetland, grandparents Cora and Martin Enderson, Sever and Helen Enderson and many aunts, uncles and her special canine friends Scooter and Kia. Judy was a devoted Christian gal with a strong faith in her God, which got her through the many struggles in life.  She loved her family and many friends.  Blessed be her memory.

 

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