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Priscilla J. "Pat" Anderson, 87

Priscilla J. "Pat" Anderson, 87, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 4, at St. Marys Hospital.

Pat was born June 12, 1926, in Red Wing, Minn., to Thomas and Carrie (Burridge) Skane. On May 17, 1946, in St. Paul, Minn., Pat married her high school sweetheart, Donald Anderson. She was a member of Rochester Assembly of God Church, past President of the Southeastern Dental Auxiliary, and past President of the Christian Business Women's Association. Pat enjoyed collecting antiques, traveling, crocheting, skiing, snowmobiling, and camping. She had a great love of music and played the organ, piano and many other instruments. She worked alongside Don for numerous years as the office manager of their dental practice.

Pat and Don were world travelers and enjoyed seeing many different countries, especially Israel. Pat had a strong Christian faith, was very knowledgeable of the Bible and enjoyed many years of organized Bible studies. Pat loved spending time making memories with her family, and she had a deep passion for her grandchildren. Pat also owned her own antique shop.

Pat is survived by her husband of 67 years, Don; children, Keith (Carole) Anderson of LaCrosse, Wis., Kay (Dan) Thompson of Twenty Nine Palms, Calif., Lynne (Tony) Gibbons of Camarillo, Calif., and Janelle (David) Milliken of Rochester; 10 grandchildren, Robyn Hallonquist, Dustin Anderson, Christopher Taylor, Jennifer Huntsman, Genny Herman, Nathan Gibbons, Tony Gibbons, Carrie Gibbons, Trevor Lund, and Jordan Lund; nine great-grandchildren, Jack, Kate, Savannah, Connor, Hiroto, Aiden, Perrin, Selena, and Sierra; and sister, Tonii Swanson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 brothers, Wallace, and Collin.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Rochester Assembly of God Church 4240 18th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Rev. Bruce Kallies will be officiating with interment at Oakwood East Cemetery.

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