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Christine Marie Anderson

September 13, 2012
The Mining Journal

NEGAUNEE, Mich. - Christine Marie Anderson, 62, of 251 Helmsdorfer Road, Negaunee, died unexpectedly at home Tuesday evening, September 11, 2012.

Christine was born October 20, 1949 in Marquette to Russell and Betty (Veight) Olsen, attended St. Michael's Grade School, and was a graduate of Bishop Baraga High School, Class of 1967. She attended Northern Michigan School of Nursing, earned her L.P.N. degree and worked at St. Luke's Hospital for several years. She has been a Negaunee resident since 1971.

Mrs. Anderson was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Negaunee. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, watching movies, reading and going to lunch with her mom and Aunt Elode. She loved her parrot and her dogs and most enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving are her mother, Betty Olsen of Marquette, her husband of 42 years, Melvin E. Anderson, one son, Russell (Tara) Anderson of Gwinn, one daughter, Sherri (Frank) Skinner of Negaunee. Sherri followed in her mother's footsteps, earning her L.P.N. degree from N.M.U. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren: Amber Leigh Skinner, Samantha and Nathan Anderson, brothers and sisters: David (Nina) Olsen of Colorado, Springs, CO, Becky (Bryan) Oberstar of Traunik, Lisa (Herman) Eleby of Marquette, Lois (Mitch) Ross of Ft. Myers, FL, Patty (Ammar) Nofal of Marquette, Michael Olsen of Marquette, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Russell Olsen in 1971.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday at the Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. Greg R. Heikkila officiating. Interment will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends from 1:30 PM until the time of services at 3:00 PM at the Koskey Funeral Home on Friday.

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