Thief River Falls - Trisha Rose Anderson left us suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 from the result of an accidental fall and severe head injury, while visiting family in Arizona. We feel a deep sadness and void with her loss. Trisha’s wish to be an organ donor continued on until Oct. 5, 2013, enabling many other families to hold their loved ones longer here on earth.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 26 at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Thief River Falls, with Rev. Bob Dahlen officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls. Visitation will also take place one hour prior to the memorial service at the church on Saturday.
Trisha was born to Patrick and Rose (Dudley) Anderson on Dec. 28, 1979. She was baptized at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls on Feb. 22, 1981. She was a Lincoln High School graduate, and earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Northland Community and Technical College in 2004.
Trisha was employed at Digi-Key in Thief River Falls, as an International Customer Service Representative and loved her job and co-workers. She previously worked as a CNA at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls, a bank teller at Northern State Bank in Thief River Falls, a bus driver for Laidlaw Transit in Fargo, N.D., and a Polysomnographic Tech SDI in Mesa, Ariz.
A loving daughter, sister and mother of 5-year-old Kale Patrick Fanfulik and 13-year-old Cybil Rose Helkenn, Trisha leaves us with many happy memories of the image of her radiant smile. She loved with all her heart and was working hard to make her and her children’s world a better place.
She will be deeply missed by her father, Patrick (Susan) Anderson of Mesa, Ariz.; brother Lucas (Megan) Anderson of Richfield; sisters Cindy Ose and Lorrie (Ose) Butler of Thief River Falls; stepbrother and sister, Jesse and Olivia Davis of Mesa, Ariz., and godparents Larry and Laurie Panek of Thief River Falls.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Rose Marie Yonke. Her grandfather, Eugene Anderson, followed her to heaven on Oct. 6, 2013.