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Lois Marie Anderson

January 16, 1931 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 91)

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Lois Anderson, age 91, of Pine River, MN, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.

Lois was born on January 16, 1931, at home on the farm in Hackensack, MN, to Alfred and Selma (Ness) Woock.  She grew up in Hackensack with her siblings, Burton and Norma, graduating from Hackensack High School with the class of 1950.  She went on to attend the Minneapolis School of Business. She began her career with the Edina School District as a secretary. She was married to John Anderson and the young couple, along with his children, Craig and Lynette, moved to Marigold Dairy Farm in Wells, MN for several years. Lois and John later moved to Longville, MN, bought a motel and adopted a son, Michael.  Lois began working at First National Bank in Walker in a career that spanned over 40 years until her retirement in 1996.

Lois had many hobbies and interests. She loved to play cards and board games. She enjoyed working in her garden on warm summer mornings as well as reading, knitting, and crocheting. She loved music and looked forward to attending church concerts and volunteering. She was also interested in guns. She was a member of Union Congregational Church in Hackensack and a longtime member of the Women’s Fellowship and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of The Eastern Star, Walker Chapter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John; sister, Norma and a grandson, Justin.

She is lovingly remembered by her brother, Burton Woock, several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Union Congregational Church in Hackensack. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Hackensack. Arrangements by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service of Walker & Hackensack (

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