Fern Elaine Anderson

BLUE EARTH – Funeral services for Fern Elaine Anderson, 84, of Blue Earth, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at East Chain Lutheran Church, with Rev. Robert Roettger officiating. Burial will follow in the East Chain Lutheran Cemetery.

Fern passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Woodland Manor in Fairmont. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth and one hour prior to the funeral services Saturday at East Chain Lutheran Church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com

Fern was born March 24, 1929, in Martin County, the daughter of Bryan and Stella (Spittler) Coombes. She graduated from Granada High School. She married Wayne J.E. Anderson on Sept. 11, 1948. In 1960, they moved to Center Creek Township and farmed there. In 1977, they moved back to Blue Earth. She was a member of East Chain Lutheran Church.

Fern is survived by, and was a loving mother to, Carolyn Grussing and her husband, Paul, of Fairmont; son, Michael Anderson and his wife, Pat, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and an adoring grandmother to Matthew Grussing and his wife, Valerie, of Silver Spring, Md.; granddaughter, Robin Hollowell and her two sons; grandson, Kevin Ray and his wife, Kathleen, and their two children; sisters, Clara Fritz of Minneapolis, Rita Studer and her husband, Jack of Albert Lea, Janet Wertjes of Bricelyn, and Ann Falzone of Oakdale, Minn.; and brother, Donald Coombes and his wife, Shirley, of Fairmont.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne J.E. Anderson; parents; brothers, Dean, William, Max and Harold Coombes; and sisters, Helen Larson, Margaret Squire, Mary Schlemme and Joyce Coombes.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Hands Hospice, and East Chain Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.