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Anne Marie Anderson, age 71 of Cottage Grove, passed away peacefully on July 15, 2020 at White Pine Memory Care Center while under the care of Olive Grove Hospice and her beloved family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am, Thursday, July 23, 2020 at The Church of St. Rita, 8694 80th Street S., Cottage Grove. Visitation will be 4-7 pm on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th Street S., Cottage Grove and will resume Thursday from 9:30-10:30 am at the funeral home prior to the start of the Mass. There will be a Prayer Service on Wednesday at the funeral home at 6:30 pm. Private interment will be held at Union Cemetery, Maplewood. Masks will be required at both events. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Olive Grove Hospice or to the donor’s choice in her memory.
Anne Marie Anderson was born May 24, 1949 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Clifford and Dorothy “Mitzi” (Gitzi) Fitzenberger. She graduated from Arch Bishop Murray High School in 1967. On October 10, 1969, Anne was united in marriage to George Anderson at St. Thomas The Apostle in St. Paul. For over 20 years, Anne served as a sales representative for L’Oréal/Maybelline cosmetic products and had an opportunity to make many friends during that time.
Anne enjoyed being on the go and looked forward to shopping trips and lunch with friends. To unwind, she enjoyed reading, spending time at the cabin, but what she valued the most, was every moment she spent with her family.
Anne is survived by her husband of 50 years, George; children Julienne Dinkel and Steven (Corrine) Anderson; 5 grandchildren, Blake, Jacob, Shayna, Brock and Tyler; brothers John (Debra), Paul (Mary Sue) and Joseph (Kathie) Fitzenberger. She is preceded in death by her parents Clifford and Mitzi.
LIVESTREAM INFORMATION: There will be a live stream of Anne's service starting at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 23, 2020. To view the service live, scroll to the bottom of this page and CLICK PLAY to begin. Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall or complete the HeartStrings message form to let the family know you were able to attend the live stream.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings while abiding to a 50% capacity at the facility. The use of face masks by attendees at the church will be required, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep your families safe.
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