- Funeral Date: 11/09/13
- Funeral Time: 2:00 - 4:00PM
- Date of Birth: 9/06/37
- Date of Death: 10/15/13
- Funeral Location: Kildahl Park Pointe - Northfield
Mary Charlotte Wallin Anderson was born September 6, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Herbert and Gladys (Miles) Wallin. She was raised in South Minneapolis and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1955. She married Donald Anderson at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church. After marriage they lived in Minneapolis, Florida and Michigan before moving to Apple Valley in 1964. While living in Apple Valley, Mary was instrumental in establishing the Valley Athletic Association. In 1978, they moved to Omaha and in 1984 to Burnsville. Mary and Donald divorced in 1993 and Mary remained in the Burnsville/Rosemount area until moving to Northfield in 2008.
Mary is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield and a former member of Hosanna Lutheran Church in Burnsville. She was a longtime Sunday School teacher and always active in her children’s activities. Family was the center of her life and she was always there to help and guide her children. Mary was kind, caring, loving and generous with her time. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her children: Donald (Karen) of Lakeville, Greg (Carolyn Bruhjell) of River Falls, Wisconsin, Jeff (Janis) of Sogn, Susan (Amy Utley) of Richfield; 4 grandchildren: Jessica, Jacob, Jason and Joseph; her sister-in-law, Judy Wallin of Detroit Lakes; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Richard Wallin.
Mary passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday evening, October 15, 2013, in the Northfield Hospital, at the age of 76
A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held from 2:00-4:00PM Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Kildahl Park Pointe, 888 Cannon Valley Drive, Northfield. Private graveside services will held at Sunset Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Memorials are preferred to the American Lung Association and the Minnesota Humane Society.
Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com