Irene F. Anderson age 85 of New Richmond died peacefully Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Deerfield Gables Care Center. She was born the daughter of George and Ella (Fregin) Swanson on January 23, 1927 in Randall, MN. On June 21, 1947, Irene married Ernest Anderson in St. Paul, MN. Irene enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and she loved the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. Her hobbies included crocheting, playing cards, and reading. She loved to be outside in the sun in her favorite chair. Irene was a very good bowler and dancer. She loved her family and was known for great sense of humor. She will be missed by her children, Bonnie Fredrickson and Wayne Anderson; grandchildren, Derek (Alicia) Anderson, Barbara (Michael) Gaede, Steven (Arianne) Fredrickson, Stuart Anderson, Stephanie Anderson, John Anderson; great-grandchildren, Allison and Tanner Gaede and Claire, Rece, Ellie and Ryder Anderson; siblings (all of Little Falls, MN), Harry Swanson, George (Joyce) Swanson, Gloria Birchem; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest; son-in-law, Larry Fredrickson; sister, Arlene Meachem; brothers-in-law, Elroy Birchem and Ike Meachem; and sister-in-law, Marge Swanson. A funeral service was held Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:00 am at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond. Visitation was also Monday from 9-11 am at the church. Interment was in New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.