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Connie Anderson

March 23, 1942 — December 5, 2017

Connie Anderson, age 75, of Ortonville, MN, who died on December 5, 2017, at Sanford Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD.

Services for Connie Anderson will be Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, MN.  Pastor Bev McNeill will officiate.  Visitation will be Friday, December 8, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, and will continue one hour prior to the service on Saturday.  Burial will be at the Clinton City Cemetery. Music will be provided by Bonnie Stotesbery, organist. Casket bearers will be Kevin Kerstein, Eric Kerstein, Ethan Chase, Dave Alberts, and Tim Anderson.  Honorary Bearers will be Gene Zummack, Connie’s four grandchildren, and her great-granddaughter.

Connie Kay Kerstein was born March 23, 1942, in the Village of Clinton, MN, to Henry and Margaret (Weeding) Kerstein.  Connie was baptized March 25, 1943, and confirmed April 14, 1957, at the Methodist Church in Clinton, MN.

Connie attended school in Clinton until 1955.  Her family moved to a farm east of Clinton and Connie attended Chokio School until her high school graduation.

Connie married Richard Anderson on December, 8, 1962.  To this union the couple was blessed with a daughter, Lorie.  The family attended Bethany Country Church and later Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton.  Richard and Connie farmed east of Clinton until 1997.  In June of 2003, the couple retired and moved to Ortonville.  Connie enjoyed her flowers, bowling, shopping, and especially shoe shopping.  She loved spending time with her family and friends, but most important of all, were her four grandchildren and one little great-granddaughter.

Connie is survived by her daughter, Lorie (Kenny) Chase of Clinton, MN; grandchildren: Tiana Chase of Willmar, MN, Hilary Chase of Clinton, MN, Erika (Matt) Arnold of Medard, MN, Ethan Chase of Clinton, MN; one special great- granddaughter, Avery Arnold; one brother, Bob (Ruth) Kerstein of Dassel, MN; nephews: Kevin (Bonnie) Kerstein of Kingston, MN, Eric (Heidi) Kerstein and sons of Litchfield, MN, Gene (Pat) Zummack of Rochester, MN; one niece, Donna Farrell of Texas; sisters-in-law: Wilma Anderson of Clinton, MN, Jane Gillespie of Clinton, MN, Barb Anderson of Ortonville, MN, Joyce Gillespie of Alexandria, MN, Susan Wohlers of Graceville, MN; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Tom and Bonnie Connelly of Sparta, KY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Norman and Mary Anderson of Milbank, SD; and many other nieces and nephews.

Connie is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Anderson; parents: Henry and Margaret Kerstein; step-father, Oliver Anderson; sister, Nancy; and brother-in-law, Jack Zummach.


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