Carolyn Mae Anderson, age 82, of rural Viroqua, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 23rd, 2019 at Gunderson Health System in La Crosse. She was born on September 20th, 1937 to Arnold and Dorothy (Beller) Jahn in Tomah. She attended and graduated from Tomah High School in 1955. She attended school in Chicago where she trained to be a telephone operator. On October 30th, 1955 she married Arthur “Art” Anderson in Tomah. She worked for Viroqua Telephone Company for 24 years. In 1959 they purchased their farm in rural Viroqua, where their family lived and worked together.
She is survived by her children: Brian (Cindy) Anderson, Terri Bullock, Laurie (Karl) Schmig; 7 Grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; brother Ernest (Margie) Jahn. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Anderson, parents, a son-in-law David Bullock, and a grandson Jacob Karl Schmig, as well as other family and friends. She was a wonderful Mom and an even greater Grandma!
Funeral services for Carolyn will be held on Saturday, December 28th, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Bad Axe Lutheran Church in Purdy with Pastor Donald Greven officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua on Friday, December 27th, and they may call again from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.thorsonfuneralhome.com.
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