Obituary: Gerald "Jerry" M. Anderson
September 16, 2022
Gerald "Jerry" Michael Anderson, age 64, of Carlton, MN died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. He was born November 17, 1957, in Superior, WI the son of Gerald E. Anderson and Beverly J. (Kowalczyk) Berglund.
Jerry suffered almost all of his adult life with an addiction that he struggled to conquer. He lost his battle and left this earth to go to his eternal home, where he is now at peace.
Jerry grew up in Riverside (Duluth) and graduated from Morgan Park High School in 1976. He was active in sports; football and track, and at a young age he played baseball.
After graduation, Jerry joined the US Coast Guard and was a mechanic on helicopters in Kodiak, Alaska. He also worked for MN Power until he retired.
Jerry is survived by his parents, William and Beverly Berglund; his daughter, Vanessa Rei Anderson; his guardian angel sister, Peggi Ann Postal (Jim Devlin); sisters, Lisa (Ron) Manzanares and Brenda (Todd) Kimlinger; brothers, Roy Anderson, Kevin Berglund, and William Berglund; nephews, Mike (Laurie), Cory (Sancia), and Chris (Lacie) Tondryk, and Anthony and Cody Anderson; nieces, Danna Anderson and Emily Hall; aunt, Joni Burke, aunt, Rose Mary Lear, and aunt and uncle, David and Jean Frank; numerous great nieces and nephews; his old fishing partner, uncle Mike (Marlene) Kowalczyk; and former mother-in-law, Sonja Ulvi.
Jerry loved his large family dearly. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald E. Anderson; paternal grandparents, Oscar and Anna Anderson; and maternal grandparents, Michael and Margaret Kowalczyk.
The family of Gerald would like to thank the St. Croix Hospice team; his sister and guardian angel for her unending care, Peggi; his brother, Roy, for the use of his special car; his nephew, Anthony, for his work when Jerry's health failed; his former mother-in-law, Sonja, who continued to send her goodies; and his faithful friends, Maureen and Bonnie.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, September 11, 2022, at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. with a time of sharing beginning at 2:00.
A private interment will be held in the MN State Veteran's Cemetery in Saginaw, MN.
To leave an online family condolence, visit http://www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.