Nancy Jean Anderson was born April 4, 1947 in Glenwood, MN and was the second child of Harold and Jeanette (MacIver) Anderson.
Nancy grew up on a farm outside of Lowry MN with her parents and seven brothers and sisters. While living on the farm she was active in 4H for eight years doing gardening and showing calves. She also participated on a 4H softball team with her sisters and cousins.
In 1965, Nancy graduated from Glenwood High School. Following graduation, Nancy moved to Minneapolis and worked as a bookkeeper at Cordon Bleu. While in Minneapolis, Nancy remained active by playing left field on a women’s slow pitch softball team.
On August 18, 1974 Nancy married Patrick Brady and they moved to Savannah, GA. Their son Travis was born on April 13, 1977 in Savannah.
After a few years in Savannah the family moved to St. Cloud where she remained until her passing. Nancy worked at Business Records as a bookkeeper until her retirement. While working at Business Records and into her retirement Nancy worked during election seasons proofreading ballots. Nancy also participated in bowling during these years and attended events that Travis was involved in.
Nancy sold Avon products over the years to earn additional money, but this did not have the desired outcome. Nancy probably bought more of the products than she sold to customers considering the extensive collection of Avon bottles in her home.
She had a love for many things. She loved to cook and can and has many friends “hooked” on the famous Anderson Dill Pickles, sauerkraut, and jellies. Another passion was her love for the Vikings. She never missed watching or following the game and hoped this was the year they would go all the way to the Super Bowl.
Nancy’s greatest love was for her son Travis and his four children, Liam, Ingrid, Livia, and Myles. She always mentioned how Travis was doing and what the grandkids were up to. You could tell how proud she was of them and the love she had for them.
Nancy cared for others. She cared for several older folks, including a neighbor, her ex mother-in-law, and her mother.
In the past few years Nancy went back to work part-time at Coborn’s grocery as a shopper for outside delivery. With Nancy’s love of shopping for deals, this job could not have been more perfect for her.
Nancy fought the hard battle against esophageal cancer and was making progress until a few months ago. Nancy Jean died from the effects of esophageal cancer on March 15, 2023 under the loving care of family members.
She was preceded in death by an infant child, her parents, brother Glenn, brother-in-law John Halvorson, and nephew Andrew Rosten. She is survived by her son Travis, grandchildren Liam, Ingrid, Livia, and Myles. Sisters Judy Carrigan, Bonnie Rossi, Barbara (Greg Rosten), Brenda Halvorson, brothers John Anderson (Julie) and Dean Anderson (Leslie), many nieces and nephews.
Nancy didn’t want a funeral, so we will have a Celebration of Life April 15th at 1pm at Atonement Lutheran Church in St. Cloud.