Mary Alice Anderson - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

March 5, 1936 - January 19, 2021

Mary Alice Anderson (nee, Abt)

Age 84, formerly of Richfield. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Anderson; parents, Jacques and Erma Abt; sisters, Doris Newinski, Gladys Lane, and Nancy Quaas; brothers, Raymond Abt, Richard Abt, and David Abt. Mary is survived by daughter, Janine (Dale) Gaalswyk of Dundas, MN; son, Robert, Jr. (Mary) Anderson of Coon Rapids, MN; grandchildren, Brandon (Jessica) Gaalswyk of Broken Arrow, OK, Mandi (Andy)Martin of Broken Arrow, OK, Kristina (Allen) Carlstrom of Elk River, MN, Jacob (fiancé, Erika) Gaalswyk of Germantown, WI, Chase (Alison) Gaalswyk of Tulsa, OK; great-grandchildren, Andrew Gaalswyk, MaCayla Gaalswyk, Nevaeh Martin, Gabriella Martin, Isaiah Martin and Hayden Carlstrom; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials preferred to Walk the Talk Missions, MN Cancer Society, or MN MS Society.


  1. Becky Strelau says:

    I remember Mary’s sense of humor, her smile and her laugh. She was fun loving and always a joy to be around. I know she is with the Lord now and I can hardly wait to reunite with her again! She will be missed.

    Much love and prayers for the family,
    Becky (Jones) Strelau

    • Rob Anderson says:

      Thank you so much Becky! Mom was a fighter all the way to the end. Thanks for your great memories of mom. We all look forward to seeing her again real soon. God bless you and love you. Rob

    • Janine says:

      Oh Becky, Mama loved you dearly and she would talk about her “peek-a-boo. She loved seeing you at your Mama’s homegoing. That was special to her.Thank you for the prayers and love. ❤

  2. Lynn Gagne says:

    Our deepest condolences on your loss. May the Lord hold you close.

  3. Eugene File (Tank) says:

    Mary was just the sweetest lady ever and she is truly missed, but she’s with her husband and Jesus now in heaven. We love you and miss you Momma Mary.
    My condolences to everyone in the family, you are in my prayers.

  4. Dianne Gale says:

    So sorry we won’t be coming to the funeral due to this Covid stuff going on. We will miss Mary but I know she is happy to be with Bob again! She is in a much better place and no more pain or suffering. What a wonderful place. I remember having Sunday dinners together when Lorry and I lived on 42nd Street! They were good times! Love you all and will keep you in our prayers.

  5. Rebecca (Beka) Ballinger says:

    I didn’t grow up with my biological grandparents in my life, so Mary was like a grandmother to me. And a very dear one at that. I’ve known her for most of my life and will always be grateful for the blessing she was to me and to others. I loved her singing and her warm smile and her great big hugs. While I’m sad she’s gone from earth, I’m rejoicing knowing that I will see her again and that’s she’s going on the best adventures ever with her 2 loves, Jesus and grandpa Anderson. I love you, grandma. I will see you when I get there, but not just yet. ♥️

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