LAURIUM/TAPIOLA -Harriet F. Anderson, 84, formerly of Laurium and Tapiola, passed away quietly at the Omega House in Houghton, on October 22, 2013, due to complications from a fall in her home.
Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald (MSgt, retired, aka "Sarge"); her brother, David (Jo); and sister-in-law, Marge.
She is survived by her daughter, Julie Ann; her sons, Mark (Barbara), Steve (Joanne) and Gregg (Julie). Also mourning her death are her grandchildren, Jennifer (Nick), Phillip Jr., Kevin, Eric, Todd (Lauren), Calinda (Mitch), Delanie, McKenzie, Elizabeth and Katherine. Grandma "GG" will also be missed by her great-grandchildren, June, Ike and Hattie. She is also survived by her sister, Mary (Bob); and her brothers, Chuck (Terry), Dan (Betty Jo) and Mike; and many nieces and nephews.
Harriet settled in Calumet/Laurium in 1959 after following Jerry around the world for over 10 years as he performed his military service. She worked as an LPN at Calumet Public Hospital while raising her four kids and became an honorary "Yooper" who enjoyed cross-country skiing, pasties and saunas immensely. Harriet and Jerry devoted much of their time to their "camp" in the woods along the Otter River near Tapiola. She and Jerry left the U.P. in 1985 and retired to the Minong area in Northern Wisconsin, later living in the towns of Spooner and Bloomer as well. She returned to the U.P. many times to visit and reminisce, finally moving back in August of 2012 to the Bluffs Community in Houghton. From her windows on the hill at the Bluffs she could see another of the things she so loved about the U.P., the gorgeous fall colors.
The memorial service for Harriet will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery just outside of Spooner, Wis., where she will be interred beside Jerry. Please direct any monetary donations to the charity/cause of your choice in her memory.
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Online condolences can be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson. com.