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Veronica L. Anderson


November 6, 2018

CEDARBURG, Wis. - Veronica L. Anderson, 92, of Port Washington, formerly of Bessemer, Mich., and Graceville, Minn., passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at McKinley Place in Cedarburg.

She was born at home on Sept. 19, 1926, in Avoca, Minn., daughter of John J. and Mary Schindler Reinart. Veronica grew up on the family farm with her 11 siblings. She was an X-ray technician after high school. On Sept. 14, 1948, she married Leo M. Anderson, of Wheaton, Minn., at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Barry, Minn.

Leo received his degree in forestry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and for many years, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service. They were stationed in Blackwell and Park Falls, Wis., and Ontonagon and Bessemer, Mich.

Together, Veronica and Leo raised their family. She was active in her faith and with her church. She enjoyed involvement with the ladies' guilds and food preparation, as well as Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts when the children were young.

Scrabble was her favorite game and a good round of bridge.

Leo preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1993, in Bessemer. Shortly thereafter, Veronica moved back to Minnesota to be near family. She moved to Port Washington in 2012.

She is survived by her children, Judi (Norris) Erickson, of the town of Port Washington, Kathy (Wayne) Peterson, of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and Michael (Rita) Anderson, of Golden Valley, Minn .; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Veronica was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, her son, Gerald Anderson, and her 11 siblings.

Her Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at St. John XXIII Parish-St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church, 1802 N. Wisconsin St. in Port Washington. Reverend Patrick Wendt will be the celebrant. Family will receive relatives and friends from 5-6 p.m. Thursday at the church prior to the Mass. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer.

Memorials can be sent to Guiding Eyes For the Blind (611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598) or Students For Life of America (4755 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22408) and are appreciated.

Poole Funeral Home and Crematory, of Port Washington, is assisting the family. Condolences can be left online at or by calling 262-284-4431.


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