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Irene Anderson June 8, 1924 - Nov. 10, 2008

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BROOTEN -- Irene June Anderson, 84, of Brooten, died Monday at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooten. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was born June 8, 1924, in Brandon to Simon and Nora (Gilbertson) Wibstad. She graduated from Brandon High School in 1942. She worked at Dahl's store in Brandon while in high school and after graduation she worked at Hakes Dime Store in Alexandria.

She married Donald Adolf Anderson on Dec. 15, 1946, in Alexandria. They farmed in the Garfield area for several years before moving to Norseland. In 1960, they moved to Brooten where they owned and operated the Rite Spot Cafe, also known as The Barn, until 1973 and she did most of the cooking and baking. Later she worked at Jennie-O Turkey Store Plant in Willmar until her retirement.

She was a member of the ladies circle and quilting group at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooten and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by three sons: Wayne (and Joyce) Anderson of Cosmos, Robert Anderson of Sauk Centre and Dennis Anderson of Duluth; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild; siblings: Helen "Holly" (and Marlin "Skip") Fearing of Starbuck and Norma (and Corky) Scherrer of Brandon, Gordy (and Joyce) Wibstad of Brandon and Elroy Wibstad of Brandon.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003, one sister and one brother.

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