Mary Patricia “Pat” Anderson April 28, 1928 – April 23, 2020

Mary Patricia “Pat” Anderson

      Mary Patricia "Pat" Anderson, 91, of Monticello, Iowa passed away at Emerald Crest of Minnetonka, Minn. on April 23, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 66 years, Andy, son John, and her siblings. Survivors include a daughter Mary Elizabeth Lippert (Jay) of Minneapolis, Minn., a daughter-in-law, Kathi Anderson Claude (Frank) of Excelsior, Minn., five adored grandchildren, Nathan, Michael (Kelly), Chelsea (Tony), Sara (Nick), and John, six great-grandchildren, Tallulah, Paloma, McClane, Lois, Finley, and Camden, and several nieces and nephews.

      Pat was born on April 28, 1928, in Iowa City, Iowa to Dr. Curtis and Eva Douglass. She grew up in Wooster, Ohio and Fairfield, Iowa. She graduated from Parson's College in Fairfield. She was united in marriage to Elmer J. Anderson on June 5, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fairfield.

      Pat and Andy moved to Monticello in 1955 where they lived and raised their family. Pat was employed as an Activity Director at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for 20 years, was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, PEO, Friday Club, Camp Fire Girls, Cub Scouts, served as a director of Open Exhibits at The Great Jones County Fair, and served as a Presbyterian Pie Lady until 2017 when she moved to Minnesota to be closer to her family.

      Pat's greatest joys were the life she shared with her husband Andy, her children Beth and John, precious grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and dear friends. She was deeply loved and will be remembered for her winning smile and her sweet, thoughtful and kind spirit.

      A public celebration of her life will be held at The First Presbyterian Church, Monticello, Iowa at a later date when all can gather in her honor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to The Alzheimer's Association, Camp Courageous, or the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello, Iowa in her name. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello has been entrusted with Pat's services. Sign her guest book or leave a message at

      Cards may be sent to Mary Lippert at 5244 York Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

      The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of both Emerald Crest of Minnetonka and Grace Hospice for their loving kindness and comfort.


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