Julie Anderson - December 19, 2012Julie Anderson
Julie Louise Anderson, age 60, formerly Red Wing, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at her home in Auburn on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Julie was surrounded by her husband, children and a sister. Julie had been diagnosed with cancer in August 2012.
She was born October 25, 1952 at St. Paul, Minn., to Donard J. and Louise M. (Kelly) Kunesh. Her family later moved to the St. Cloud, Minnesota area where Julie attended and graduated from Cathedral High School. She was a graduate of Inver Hills Community College and the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. Julie married her husband John on May 26, 1973, in Red Wing, Minnesota, where they raised their four children. The family later lived in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and Rockford, Illinois, before moving to Auburn, Nebraska in 2011.
Julie is survived by her husband John Anderson of Auburn; children Eric Anderson of Red Wing, Minn.; Elav (Beck) Anderson of Menominee, Mich.; Britta Anderson of Rockford, Illinois; and Ingrid Anderson. Julie was the oldest of 13 children and is survived by siblings Katherine (Doug) Larson of Fargo, N.D.; Donard (Mary Therese) Kunesh of Onamia, Minn.; Tom (Julie) Kunesh of Chattanooga, Tenn.; John Kunesh of St. Paul, Minn.; Marguerite Kunesh of Bellechester, Minn.; Patrice Kunesh of Washington D.C.; William (Julie) Kunesh of Murphys, Calif.; Mary (Tim) Podein of New Brighton, Minn.; James Kunesh of Onamia, Minn.; Joseph (Jenni) Kunesh of Corcoran, Minn.; Anne (Craig) Carney of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; and Michal Kunesh of New Brighton, Minn. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Esther Anderson of Red Wing, Minn. Julie was an aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Julie was preceded in death by her parents.
Julie committed her life to her Christian faith as a young woman, and lived a life dedicated to serving others in many capacities. As a full-time homemaker for nearly 40 years, she volunteered her time and energy to serve the needs of the various communities in which she lived, with special interest in La Leche League, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, tutoring GED students, and caring for children on the autism spectrum and their families. After earning her bachelor’s degree in human development and psychology, Julie continued her passion for lifelong learning by supporting her children in their pursuit of postsecondary learning and exploring her broad range of interests. Julie became a master gardener in her free time, and developed her talents as a seamstress, quilter and geological enthusiast.
Julie’s passion for humanity and dedication to bettering the human experience in the spirit of Christ created an example of humility, compassion, and joyful living to those who were touched by her life.
Memorial services were Saturday, December 22, at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn, with Leroy Sanford and Jeff Thayer officiating. Susan Eicher was pianist for congregational hymns. Further services were Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Inurnment of ashes will be at a later date at Burnside Cemetery in Red Wing.
Local services were entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.