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Irene Anderson

    Irene Anderson, age 96, formerly of Turtle Lake, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 at Our House Assisted Living in Rice Lake.
She was born June 2, 1924 in Barron, to Olaf and Hannah (Jensen) Dillan.  She was raised in the Town of Arland and graduated from Barron High School.  Irene was married in Prairie Farm on October 3, 1945 to Arvid Anderson.
Along with being a homemaker she worked side by side with Arvid on the farm. Irene found great joy in baking, gardening, sewing, visiting with family and friends and sending cards of good wishes and encouragement. Irene was open-minded, tolerant and ever curious about the world. Her optimistic approach to life was fueled by her love of family and her steadfast faith in God. Those who knew and loved her will remember her sense of humor and sweet smile.
She is survived by daughters, Charlene (Tom) Buttner of Wausau, Marlys (Dave) Fredericks of Clayton, and Diane (Jeff) Hoffman of Turtle Lake; five grandchildren, Chris (Jess) Fredericks of Clayton, Jason (Wendy Niesl) Fredericks of Prescott, Amy Buttner of Waukesha, Nicole (Lou) Woehrmann of Woodbury, MN and Jamie Lehmann of Turtle Lake; six great grandchildren, Alexis, Anika, Garrett, Carter, Hannah and Owen.  Irene is also survived by her sister, Adell, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arvid; and infant daughter, Linda.
A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the Independent Cemetery in the Town of Arland with Pastor Timothy Vettrus officiating.  Pallbearers are Chris Fredericks, Jason Fredericks, Lou Woehrmann, Tom Buttner, Dave Fredericks and Jeff Hoffman.
Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron. Online condolences can be made at

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