Lou Jean Anderson

February 6, 1955 ~ December 6, 2014
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Lou Jean Anderson, 59, passed away Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at her home in Callao, MO after a recent diagnosis of lung cancer.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Tuesday, December 9, 2014, with a prayer service at 7pm, at Heritage Lutheran Church, Brandon. Funeral Services will be 10:30am, Wednesday, December 10, also at Heritage Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Salem.

Lou was born to parents George and Helen (Twete) Logan on February 6th, 1955 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She grew up in Clark, SD, graduating from Clark High School in 1973. After moving to Sioux Falls, SD she met Robert Anderson in 1978. On April 10th, 1982 she married Robert at East Side Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. They lived in Crooks, SD for 31 years until moving to Callao, MO in June, 2014. She has three daughters, Michelle, Chandra and April.

Lou and Bob enjoyed camping, fishing, family vacations, time at their lake house, and entertaining their grandsons as well as attending their activities and events. Lou enjoyed her flower gardens and was also an avid bird watcher. She followed the whooping crane migration and attended the festival in Wisconsin several times. She enjoyed a good card game and worked on puzzles now and then. Lou was involved in her church community and bible study as well.

Lou is survived by her husband, Robert Anderson, Callao, MO; her daughters, Michelle Ogden, DesMoines, IA, Chandra (Chris) VanHout, Sioux Falls, SD, and April Anderson, Cooperstown, ND; three grandchildren, Logan and Cade Ogden and Casen VanHout; her sisters, Kerry (Erv) Huber, Huron, SD, and Linda (Brian) Kelley, Rapid City, SD; her brother, Jay Logan, Vail, CO; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family is grateful to the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Columbia, MO, and Hospice Compass, Macon, MO, for Lou’s care. Also, the family extends a special thank-you to their Heritage Lutheran Church and West Nidaros Lutheran Church families.

A memorial has been established in Lou’s honor for Operation Migration and to cancer research.

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  • Dee Boos says:

    Chandra,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and sll your family members.

  • CURT & CHERYL PARKS says:

    BOB, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF LOU PASSING, SHE WILL BE WATCHING HER BIRDS AND TENDING FLOWERS FROM ABOVE NOW. SUCH A GREAT LADY, MANY GOOD TIMES AT THE LAKE SHALL BE MISSED

  • Abby Wheeler says:

    Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. From the couple of times I met Lou she was such a friendly person & it was easy to she truly cared about others. She even watched our kiddo for us so we could enjoy a date night with Chandra & Chris. Such a sweet lady who will be greatly missed by her family I’m sure. Thinking of you all!

    Ryan, Abby, Chase & Sawyer Wheeler

  • Adam Weber says:

    Chandra!
    Lifting up you and your entire family in prayer. So sorry to hear about your mom. Celebrating her life with you.
    Adam

  • Sharon Kinzley says:

    Dear Bob and family,
    I am so sad to hear of Lou’s death. I am keeping you all in my prayers and I know that Lou will be missed so much.

  • Jean Culey says:

    Linda, Kerry and Jay…my thoughts and prayers are with you. May Lou rest in peace.

    Jean Culey

  • Brad & Jill stiefvater says:

    We are thinking of you Bob and your family, our prayers are with all at this time, our deepest sympathy to you all.

  • bob brower says:

    Bob, sorry to hear about the lose of your wife. You have my sincere symparthy. Miss talking to across fence.

  • Brenda Garness says:

    Bob and girls,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Lou was such a wonderful woman. She will always be with you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

    God Bless you during this difficult time.

    Brenda,Jack,Cassie and Sami Garness

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