Jerry was born to Bill and Enita Anderson on January 30th, 1954 in Park Rapids, MN. He spent his early years in Menahga growing up on a farm, graduating from Menahga High School in 1972. He was married to Janis Baso, the love of his life, for 46 years. He had 2 sons, Shawn and Brandon, who added so much joy and friendship to his life. Jerry and his family moved to Chisago City in 1985, where they resided for 32 years. Jerry spent most of his career running his firewood business.
Jerry and Janis returned home to Menahga in 2017 after purchasing their beloved cabin on Stocking Lake. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and pontooning on the lake. His family meant the world to him and he cherished every moment spent with them. He found peace and comfort in the Lord.
Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Janis, sons Shawn (Jody) and Brandon (Jenny), granddaughters Erika and Reagan, brothers Jim (Kathe) and Jack (Sue) Anderson, sisters Betty Rorman-Kelley, Gloria Jurva, Jean (Paul) Jacobson, and many wonderful brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Enita Anderson, father and mother-in-law Eddie and Effie Baso, special uncle Arvie, niece Patty Cruitt, and brother-in-laws Jack Rorman, Jim Jurva, and Terry Burkman.
Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at the Eastside Church in Hubbard on Saturday April 30th at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM, with lunch being served at the church following the services.