Barbara Anderson 1945-2022


Barbara Louise (Fellman) Anderson, age 76, of Hastings, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on January 10, 2022.

Barb was born on September 16, 1945 in Staples, MN. Barb grew up in Motley, MN and moved to Hastings, MN in 1960 where she met the love of her life, Avard Robert “Andy” Anderson. They married on August 24, 1963. Barb enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, in the summer you would find them around the pool at her home. She enjoyed fishing and relaxing at their cabin and occasionally seeing her classmates in Motley, MN. Barb loved quilting and was an avid cook/baker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Louise Fellman, and by siblings Leo Fellman and Margaret Heisler.

Barb is survived by her husband, Avard Robert Anderson; three children, Deb (Wayne) Stevens, Cathy (Henry) Halfen, and Mike (Tracey) Anderson; five grandchildren, Robert (Samantha) Anderson, Stephen Anderson, Susie Halfen, Jake Anderson and Jenna Anderson; four great grandchildren, Henryk, Lorelie, Lydia, and Leif; sisters, Patty (Duane) Rother, Jeannie Holub and Becky (Greg) Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion St. in Hastings. A visitation was held on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday. Interment, Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings.

Arrangements are being handled by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel of Hastings.

January 18, 2022