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Alice Jean Anderson

Dec 5, 2020

June 28, 1929 – Nov. 25, 2020

Alice Jean Anderson,

91, longtime resident of

Rugby, North Dakota died

at Villa Maria in Fargo on

November 25, 2020. Jean

was born on June 28, 1929

to Glenn and Ivy (Hamre)

Dokken in Rugby. She

was raised at Pleasant

Lake and graduated from

Rugby High School in

1947. She worked for

several lawyers in Rugby

and Denver, Colorado be-

fore marrying Carl Victor

Anderson in Rugby on

September 25, 1949.

It was with great pride

that she claimed Rugby as

her home. After a year of

marriage they found an

opportunity to farm and

never looked back. She

was Carl’s support system

in all aspects and they

traveled to Arizona for 40

years following the trap

shooting circuit.

She enjoyed coffee par-

ties with family and

friends. Prior to losing

her eyesight to macular

degeneration, gardening

and yard work were her-

passion. She gave freely

of her time and energy in

retirement. She donated

over 5000 hours of

volunteer service at the

Heart of America Auxili-

ary. She loved her

church, Bethany Lutheran

and was sad to see its

doors close.

Jean is survived by

their children: Karla

(Gerard) Gwost – Har-

wood, North Dakota and

Susan (Jim) Carpenter –

Lake Park, Minnesota.

She leaves 6 grandchil-

dren and 9 great

grandchildren. She was

preceded in death by her

husband, Carl on April 2,

2019, her son, Keith on

September 17, 2014, a

grand daughter, Amanda,

and two brothers Paul and

Wayne and her parents.

She was looking forward

to reuniting with her fam-

ily in the surroundings of


A private family ser-

vice was held at the

Niewoehner Funeral

Home on Wednesday, De-

cember 2nd at 11:00 A.M.

with Rev. Sharon Baker

officiating. Jean’s

grandchildren carried her

casket to the burial in

Persilla Watts Cemetery

following the service.

Visitation was on

Wednesday starting at 9

AM until the time of the


All guests must wear a

mask or facial covering

and maintain social dis-




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