Pearl Anderson

Pearl Anderson

Pearl Anderson Pearl Gladys Anderson age 83 of Redwood Falls, formerly of Belview, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Seasons Hospice in Redwood Falls after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Belview. Visitation is from 4:00 – 7:00 pm Wednesday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Interment is in the Vesta Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Pearl was born May 30, 1932 at home in Echo Township, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota to Leo and Verna (Marotzke) Kreft. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vesta. Pearl attended country schools through the 8th grade and graduated from Milroy High School in 1950. On September 23, 1950, Pearl was united in marriage to Orville Kuehn at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vesta. Following their wedding, they farmed east of Vesta until 1966 when they moved to a farm near Belview. Pearl and Orville were blessed with four children: Judy, Lonnie, Joyce, and Janice. Orville passed away April 11, 1981. She continued living on the farm. On May 5, 1986, Pearl married Andy Anderson in Sioux Falls. Together the couple lived and farmed near Belview until 2000 when they moved to Redwood Falls. Pearl helped farm side by side with both of her husbands, which she loved to do. Pearl loved her Savior and served him by being a very active member of her church. She taught Sunday school at St. John’s in Vesta and later at St. John’s in Sheridan Township, where she also was the organist and served on the ladies aid.  Pearl enjoyed sewing, especially making quilts for all of her grandchildren. She loved to polka dance with Andy. The joy of her life was when her family visited her.

Pearl is survived by her husband Andy of nearly 30 years; daughters: Judy (Darwin) Pless of Redwood Falls, Joyce (Rick) Herman of Green Bay, WI, and Janice (Eugene) Iverson of Parrish, FL; grandchildren: Justin (Nicole) Pless, Kristen Pless (Dan Schutte), Katherine (Nicholas) Brozek; Amanda Exferd, and Holly (Franky) Koval; and Sally (Chad) Hansen and Jesse (Melisa) Heiling; nine great grandchildren; sister Darlene (Marlin) Kuehn; brother Floyd (LaVonne) Kreft; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Orville, parents, and son Lonnie.



11 thoughts on “Pearl Anderson”

  1. Andy and family,
    With deepest sympathy, our prayers and condolences are with your family at this time.
    Glen, Ramona and Anderson families in Maryland.

  2. My deepest sympathy to Pearl’s family and friends. I always remember her friendliness and her smile.

    Bonnie Keech (Mabel’s daughter)

  3. To Pearl’s family:
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of someone so dear and so wonderful. Words can barely express the unconditional love, kindness and support that Pearl has given to me and my family over the years. She touched lives in a way that will never be forgotten! Her many strong character traits are ones that have portrayed an example of love, forgiveness, self-sacrifice, determination and yes tenacity. Over the years she lived out these defining qualities that we all can/should learn from. Even in her later years she would say, with good humor, things like “getting old isn’t for sissies…” when experiencing health challenges. But she was strong and determined and with the support of her daughters, their families and particularly of such a great husband like Andy, she kept going. Please know that Pearl’s legacy will live on in our hearts, forever.
    Mark and Terrie Heiling, Sally Hansen and family, Jesse Heiling and family.

  4. Lori and Jim Verheyden

    Joyce, Jan and Judy
    Please know you are in our thoughts, heart and prayers. This is a difficult time in any child’s life and you are lucky to have each other to lean on.
    Our deepest sympathy.
    Lori and Jim Verheyden

  5. Margaret Hagen Stende

    Andy, Judy, Dar, Joyce, Janice and family,
    Please accept my condolences at this time of loss. I rembember Pearl teaching me in VBS and Sunday School at St. John’s, Sheridan when I was young. She was always cheerful and devoted to serving in church. So sorry for your loss.

  6. My favorite time with Pearl was learning to sew, coffee and cookies and learning a few cooking tips from the pro. She took me into her family and made me feel welcome and loved. Thank you Pearl and Andy!

  7. Terry & Linda Marguth

    Andy & family; We are very sorry for your loss. A truly remarkable lady who I always enjoyed visiting with.
    Our hearts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you.

  8. My deepest sympathy in your loss. Isaiah 25:8 assures us that death will be swallowed up forever. What a wonderful blessing to look forward to.

    Hope this brings comfort to the family.

  9. Lorraine Kuehn Ravnaas

    So sorry to hear of Pearl’s passing. We will miss her at the Kuehn reunion this year. My sympathy to your entire family.

  10. Gloria (Kuehn) Grohn

    Our sympathy to Andy & family. Pearl was one of the loveliest and kindest people we have met. Her love of her Savior was so evident in the way she touched the lives of many and that was true of the way she touched ours. Blessed be the memory of Pearl Anderson.

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