As a result of current restrictions on gatherings, we are providing HeartStrings, our online sympathy message where you can upload a photo and write a note or share a memory that will be printed and given to the family. Please click here to send your support.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at The Church of St. Rita. To view the service, scroll to the bottom of this page and CLICK PLAY to begin. Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall or complete the HeartStrings message form to let the family know you were able to participate in watching the service.
Dianna Kay Anderson, age 76, of Park Rapids, MN, formerly of Woodbury and Cottage Grove, MN, died peacefully with her two children at her side on May 26 at Essentia Hospital. Born August 16, 1943, in Kenmare, ND. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Selina Wirtz and her late husband of 43 years, Robert Anderson. Survived by daughter Roxanne (Russ) Lovro, son Robert (Nancy), grandson’s Jason (Jaime), Justin (Samantha), great grandchildren Kylie, Emilee, Paige and unborn granddaughter, brothers Gary (Judy), Ronnie (Audrey), Ken (Barb), sister Donna (Jay), special aunt and uncle Marge and Rod Caufield, special dog Mitzi, and cat Chloe. A loving mother and giver, Dianna was a remarkable cook and baker. She enjoyed preparing meals and baking for her family and friends. Dianna had a zest for people and animals. She never saw a person who she wouldn’t talk to or an animal she wouldn’t pet. When asked how she wanted to be remembered Dianna replied, “that I had a love of life and family and friends of all kinds and also animals.” Also preceded in death by granddaughter Crystal and godchild Tracy. Because of the Corona Virus a Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Dianna at Saint Rita’s Catholic Church. Memorial donations in memory of Dianna may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation or Humane Society.
To protect the health and safety of all, services are currently being limited as required by state and local authorities and the CDC. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available on the obituary portion on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute once it becomes available or complete the HeartStrings online sympathy page with the link above. Check the funeral home website for the latest COVID-19 update or changes to the service schedule.