MERRILLAN – Jean Anderson, who worked for many years as a journalist in the Black River Falls area, died Wednesday, Jan. 23. She was 88.
Anderson, a 1948 graduate of Black River Falls High School, was an active news correspondent for the Banner Journal, (Neillsville) Clark County Press, Melrose Chronicle, (Eau Claire) Leader-Telegram, La Crosse Tribune, Winona Daily News, and had several articles published in the Wisconsin edition of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
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An avid Jackson County and Black River Falls historian, Jean researched genealogy for many individuals and families in both the United States and Norway, and was a contributor to numerous local historical publications.
Anderson is survived by her son, Matt, and his wife, Marcia, of Merrillan; her brother, Richard (Dick) Hagen, of Madison; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her husband, Harland Anderson, preceded her in death in 2002.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. April 13 at United Methodist Church, 100 Fourth St. N, Black River Falls.