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Patricia Anderson

BRISTOL- Patricia Anderson, 84 of Bristol died on Friday, August 1, 2008 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls. Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol, Rev. Janet Miller officiating. Inurnment will be in the Bristol Cemetery. Fiksdal Funeral Service of Webster is in charge of the arrangements. Patricia Othelia Johnson was born on Thursday, December 6, 1923 to Carl Gustav and Susanna Regina (Sletten) Johnson in Bristol, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethesda Lutheran Church. She attended school in Bristol and graduated from Bristol High School in 1941. Pat then attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and transferred to the University of Minnesota in Minnepolis where she received a Degree in Speech Pathology. She was a speech therapist in the St. Paul Schools and in Blue Earth, Minnesota Schools. She returned to Bristol in 1947. On August 10, 1947 she was united in marriage to Donald Anderson in Bristol. After their marriage the couple made their home in Bristol where they were managing partners in Don’s Super Valu and she continued as a speech therapist for the Three County Head Start. After the death of her husband in November 1967 she took over the management of the grocery store until it closed in 1993. Pat was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church where she was active in W.E.L.C.A., choir, Luther League, L.D.R., and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Jolly Dozen Extension Club, Octavo Study Club, Bristol Community Club, P.A.C., Bristol School Board, Day County Fair Board and was a 4-H Leader. She started the Bristol Dinner Club and Bristol Community Thanksgiving Dinner. She wrote and produced the all male Miss America Contest in Bristol, Children’s Art Day, and Bristol Country Fair. After retiring from the grocery business, she spent endless hours volunteering as a reading buddy in the Bristol School, making quilts for World Relief and sewing clothing for premature babies. Pat passed away peacefully on Friday, August 1, 2008 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 26 days with her loving family by her side. Grateful for having shared their lives with her are her two sons, Mark Anderson and Jon (Robin) Anderson both of Bristol, SD; five daughters, Suzanne (Walter) Gregory of Maple Grove, MN, Kathryn (Drew) Baumbach of Shoreview, MN, Mary Aadson of Sioux Falls, SD, Gail Fellbaum and Jennifer (John) Wickre both of Webster, SD; one sister, Marcella J.N. Johnson of Sun City West, AZ; 18 grandchildren, Joel, Bryan and Kevin Gregory, Randy Baumbach, Stacy Rutten, Laura Eklund, Troy and Charlie Fellbaum, Brett Aadson, Donald and Gary Fellbaum, Derek and Jenilee Wickre, Jamie and Ryan Anderson, Brandon, Courtney and Mallory Anderson; and two great grandchildren, Lydia and Isaiah Gregory. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a granddaughter, Kathryn Fellbaum and a son-in-law, Gene Fellbaum.

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I remember all the special treats that Pat would bring to my uncles, Norman & Warren Brown, and my mom, Ethel. Pat's caring and concern were always a big part of Bristol. She will be missed, but has left lots of great memories. Our deepest sympathy to her children and their families. I can still see Don and Pat when they first opened Don's Super Value:)

Warren & Janice Brandlee Aug 5 2008 12:00 AM

To the entire family of Grandma Pat, our sincere sympathy for your loss. What a great lady, who made the world's best divinity! Adrienne and Ben will always remember their "Grandma Pat" from when Gail took them to the grocery store. I still have that picture taken at the store on display in our home! May you find comfort in your many wonderful memories of her, and may God bless her soul. Love, Butch and Charlotte

Charlotte Hoverstadt Aug 4 2008 12:00 AM

To all of Pat's Children, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mother was one of the most caring individuals I ever met. I can remember making and delivering May Day baskets to the entire town without any help or support. She was a very independent strong person that will not soon be forgotten. I miss all of you and Anita and I are sharing your grief. Take comfort that Pat is know spreading her influence at a higher place. God Bless you all.

Terry & Anita Loterbauer Aug 4 2008 12:00 AM