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Julie K. Anderson

Julie Kay (Haines) Anderson passed away, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at her home in Albert Lea, MN at 62 years of age.  To protect the health and safety of all, funeral services are currently being limited as required by state and local authorities and the CDC.  A private ceremony will be held for the family and Julie will be interred at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Albert Lea, MN. There will be a celebration of life held at a later date to commemorate her memory.

Julie was born March 4, 1958 in Albert Lea, MN to JoAnn and John Haines.  She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church of Albert Lea and attended Albert Lea High School.  In 1992, Julie survived a motorcycle accident and from that time forward wore her trademark eyepatch.

Over the years Julie worked at Enderes Tool, and as a bartender and beautician, but her favorite role was that of Mother to her children, Dustin and Angel.  Julie devoted her life to their happiness and filled their lives with love and light.  She was over the moon when she became a grandmother to Sophia, Samantha and Clark.  Beyond blood, many considered Julie to be a second mother to them, including her stepdaughter, Nissa.

Julie was a beloved member of the community.  Her big heart was legendary.  She was a spiritual person that believed everyone deserved love and kindness. She saw good in all souls.

Music was Julie’s life.  She was always singing and loved to perform.  She was a member of several bands throughout her life including Harley Marley, High Adventure, Just Us, her and John Norland II Piano Bar Duo.

Similarly, Julie loved singing Karaoke.  She was also a dedicated Minnesota Twins fan and avid Betty Boop collector.  She was remarkably good at claw arcade games and also enjoyed taking a chance at scratch off tickets and at the casino.

Julie is survived by her son, Dustin (Emily) Gonzales, daughter, Angel (Damon Maxwell) Anderson; grandchildren, Sophia, Samantha, and Clark; partner, John Nordland II; siblings, Tracy (Robin) Haines, Brenda (Ken) Keesling; nieces and nephews, Joey, Justice (Courtny), Jesse, Jennaca (fiancé Dylan Madson), Anna (Alex Mitchell) Keesling, Alyssa (fiancé Tyler Anderson) Keesling, Olivia Keesling, and Brendan Keesling; great nieces and nephews, Cameron, Zayne, Paislee, Preston, and Savannah; stepdaughter Nissa (Zach) Morgan; uncle Robert and aunt Martha, and countless friends who felt a close personal bond with her.

Julie was proceeded in death by her parents; brother, Daniel; infant nephew, John Paul; uncles Veryl, Steven, Ed, Clinton, Duane, and Leland; aunts, Fern, Betty, and Jean.

As we mourn the loss of this beautiful soul taken from us too soon, we must remind ourselves of what Julie would say, “This too shall pass”.

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We miss you your smiles a d we live you! The Virg and Pat Harmdierks

Patricia Harmdierks Mar 27 2020 12:00 AM

Julie and I met, way back in junior high, in fact we were neighbors. I will admit we were rascals in our younger years, but she always had a shine and love about her. RIP my friend, and to your family, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Barbara Hubbard Mar 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Julie Anderson

Jazzy Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM

To the family of Julie,
All of you have my deepest condolences on the passing of an amazing lady. I remember her coming for karaoke when I use to bartend. I remember her beautiful soul. Always do happy and laughing. God bless all of you at this difficult time. She will be missed!

Monica Schutrop Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM


Julie was such a BEAUTIFUL person inside and out. Her smile and friendly wave and talks will be missed. RIP.

Mark C. Carlson

Mark C Carlson Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM

Julie was Angel when she was here and she is a Angel up there such a beautiful soul! had some great memories with her daughter Angel and my daughter Brandy!!

susan foster Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Brenda, Tracy and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. Julie was a childhood friend of mine. Our childhood homes were just half a block apart. We went to Ramsey school together. I remember as young girls we used to go door to door singing Christmas carols during the Holidays. Julie was a great friend and a lovely, kind and caring human being. I used to see her around town when Id be out shopping. She always had a big smile and a hug for me. I remember when John was sick and she was helping care for him, she would tell me how much she loved him. She will certainly be missed. God Bless you all in the days ahead. Rita (Simpson) Rehdantz

Rita (Simpson) Rehdantz Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM

The most loving person I've ever met, she must have gotten it from her father! They are together now! God bless them!

Melody Tallman Wynia Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family over this great loss. Good bye my friend. I will see you later.

Jody (Dahl) Johnson Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Julie Anderson

Deb Christensen Mar 23 2020 12:00 AM

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