Janet married T.R. “Jiggs” Anders in Blackduck, Minn. on Sept. 17, 1955. Jiggs and Jan moved to Colorado in 1957 and made their home in Kings Valley in 1970. Jiggs died July 17, 1978, and Jan continued to live in Kings Valley until her death.
She is survived by her two children, Richard Anderson (spouse Carol) and Roxanne Geurts (spouse Gene), as well as five grandchildren: Aimee Geurts (spouse Eric Winfield), Jerod Anderson (spouse Jessica), Nathan Geurts (spouse Corrie), Ashley Geurts, and Tyler Anderson (spouse McKayla). She also has three great-grandchildren: Richard and Kyler Anderson and Sam Geurts.
Jan is also survived by her four siblings, Jean Larson (spouse Jerry), Arnold Gripp (spouse Kandee), Judi Smith, and Jerry Gripp. She was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Erma Gripp, her husband Jiggs and her son-in-law Geno Geurts.
Jan always had a puzzle book in hand and was ready to share the latest gossip about the Kardashians and Kane. She was a thrift store queen and she passed that on to her children and grandchildren. Her love of turquoise set her apart from other grandmas and you would never see her without a popper collar. Wherever she is, she is bringing style and sass.
No local services will be held. The burial will be held at a later date in Blackduck, Minn.