Pat was born on 6/13/31, in St. Cloud, MN, to Lyle “Choppy” Crose and Fran Lucas Crose. She graduated from St. Cloud Tech in 1949, and went on to St. Cloud State where she met the love of her life, Curt Anderson.
She and Curt married in June, 1953, and moved to Hibbing, MN, where they both began their careers in public education.
After raising her children to school-age, Pat became a teacher for Wayzata Public Schools. She taught for 16 years as both a special education teacher and then a business teacher at Wayzata High School.
Pat’s life was centered on her husband, children and grandchildren, as she created happy, lasting memories for her family. Her hobby was publishing a class newsletter and distributing it to members of her high school class. At the time of her death she had published 39 issues. It was her wish to keep the 260 students from the Tech Class of ’49 together until the very end.
She was a charter member and elder of Plymouth Presbyterian Church. She spent time in her retirement years volunteering at Wayzata High School and Summerwood retirement center. Her favorite spot in the world was their home on Lake Bertha on the Whitefish Chain where many happy memories were made for family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Curt and grandson Jason.
She is survived by children: Scott (Nancy) Anderson, Bruce (Becky) Anderson, Sue (Ken) Iverson. Grandchildren: Megan (Ed) Dohm, Zachary Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Julie (Peter) Eshenaur, Caitlin Iverson, KC Iverson, Sarah Iverson, Great Grandchildren Ashlyn Dohm and Ethan Eshenaur (due any day), brother Robert (Laverne) Crose and many special cousins, nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at David Lee Funeral Home in Wayzata on Thursday, September 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. ¬ A private service will be held at the family’s lake home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Wayzata Public Schools Education Foundation or the North Memorial Hospice Residence.
David Lee Funeral Home