Patricia Mae Anderson, 81, of St. James, died Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James.

Patricia Mae Anderson, 81, of St. James, died Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 1 at St. James Catholic Church in St. James with Father Timothy Hall as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James. Visitation will be Wednesday at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James from 5 to 8 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Thursday one hour before services. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

Patricia was born in St. James on Sept. 23, 1935. She was the daughter of Clifford and Eileen (Randall) Running. Pat grew up in St. James and graduated from St. James High School in 1953. On July 2, 1955 she was united in marriage to Wendell Anderson. The couple made their home in the St. James where they raised their family of six children. Pat was a wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed travelling with her family and took a special trip to Columbia to meet Juan Diego, a child she sponsored. She enjoyed camping when her children were young. Pat enjoyed spending time with family, friends and classmates. She may be gone but not forgotten.

Pat is survived by her children: Nancy Leach of St. James, Pam (Mike) Murphy of Cannon Falls, Sue (Scott) Johnson of St. James, Mark (Lisa) Anderson of St. James, Tom (Donna) Anderson of St. James, Peggy (Terry) Resick of St. James; sister, Joanne Maluski of Ariz.; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wendell; parents, Clifford and Eileen; sister, Kathy; and grandson, Zach.