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Thorun Elizabeth ANDERSON

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Thorun Elizabeth ANDERSON Obituary
May 12, 2014 Proudly independent until the last week of her life, Liz Anderson passed away May 12th after a year-long battle with colon and liver cancer. Like other challenges in her life, she faced cancer with courage, determination and humor. Known during her younger years as "Skip," Liz grew up in St. Vincent, Minnesota, a stone's throw away from the Canadian border. Liz loved the lively chaos of the modest home that she shared with her parents and ten siblings. Liz approached everything with zeal, from skating on outdoor rinks when it was well below zero, to typing 120 words a minute to running the Walmart craft and fabric department like it was her own company. She retired at age 76; only after she was diagnosed with stage four cancer. For all of the pride and energy that Liz applied to work, family was infinitely more important to her. Liz strived to make birthdays, holidays, games, concerts and other occasions special for her sons, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She was always more interested in the lives of others than her own, truly happy for their accomplishments and deeply concerned when they faced challenges. Liz was preceded in death by her husband Jim; son Greg; seven of her ten siblings; and is survived by son Jerry, daughter-in-law Linda; grandchildren, Ian, Austin, Leah and Erika; sister Nina; brothers, Pete and Harris and many nephews and nieces. Memorial service, 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 6th at Klecatsky & Sons Funeral Home, 1580 Century Point, Eagan, MN 55121, with a celebration of her life immediately following at the home of Linda and Jer. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Liz's memory to the following social service organizations: Dakota Woodlands - dakotawoodlands.org and Twin Cities Rise - twincitiesrise.org (651)454-9488
Published in Pioneer Press from May 18 to June 5, 2014
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