Margaret "Jan" Anderson

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April 24, 1956 - March 19, 2020
Born in St. Charles, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Margaret “Jan” Anderson, of Saint Charles, MO, passed away at the age of 63 on Thursday, March 19, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, George “Bill” and Clarice Schuttenberg; and her siblings, Mike and Sue Louise Schuttenberg.

Jan is survived by her beloved husband of forty-seven years, Eugene Anderson; her children, Jennifer (Aaron) Krause, Joshua (Beth) Anderson, Justin (Jenn) Anderson, and Jonathan Anderson; her grandchildren, Claire Krause, Eli and Lucas Anderson and Winter and Mercury Anderson; her siblings, Mary Williams, Martha Clemons, and Mark (Tanya) Schuttenberg; and her many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Jan’s caring, hardworking personality led her to become a nurse and serve others in their time of need with tireless dedication. She had a real passion for nature and loved to spend her time outdoors hiking, biking, and exploring the Katy Trail. She also liked to get out and stay active in one of her Jazzercise classes. Jan enjoyed reading about history and traveling. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial contributions in Jan’s name may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to the Disabled Athlete Sports Association.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Donna Bruening March 19, 2020 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Jan was a sweetie!! I went to nursing school with Jan and worked along side her in L&D at SJHC until she transferred to the Recovery Room!!! She was a wonderful, nurse, mother and wife!! My deepest sympathy for her family!! May she Rest In Peace, Donna Bruening 💗

    • Cindy Schaefer Kleekamp March 20, 2020 at 8:40 am - Reply

      candle 2Dear Eugene and family, I am so very sorry. Jan was such a sweet and pretty lady. My deepest condolences. Sending prayers for you to find peace and comfort in Jan’s love and your many memories with her.
      Cindy Schaefer Kleekamp

  2. Lisa Baue March 19, 2020 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    candle 1Dearest Eugene and family,

    I was so sorry to hear today about Jan . I know she fought a long hard battle bravely . Sending many hugs and much love to you today . Monte and I are out of state and so sorry we cannot be with you during this time . Know we are keeping Jan and you all in our hearts and prayers

    I have so many fond memories of Jan and our years growing up together, I’m not sure where to start .

    We met of course at Immanuel in 1st grade . This year is our class’s 50th anniversary year . Know that she will be missed at our reunion this coming fall and we will remember her in a special way.

    Jan and I were in Brownies, then Girl Scouts and late grade school years into high school , we were Cadets together . Mrs Rogers
    ( Karen’s mom ) and my mom Jill were our leaders.

    We learned crafts, camping and how to be great sales women, selling cookies of course! We had so much fun together . In high school we spent many great times together ( some we will not share here , lol) but know your mom was so well loved at both of our schools by so many people . We had many parties ( supervised of course by our parents back then) at each other’s homes . Some of my favorite memories were at our family’s lake house in Illinois during our high school years .

    Jan had such a big heart and a capacity for love, which I’m sure you all know. It was evident in the love she had for all of you and the compassion for those who were sick or hurting in the many ways she lived and shared her life . As a nurse and a caregiver I know she will be greatly missed.

    Know that those of us who grew up together will miss her too and keep her memory fondly in our hearts .

    All my love Lisa

  3. Mark Schuttenberg March 19, 2020 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Will always remember my little sister Jan. We used to play together a lot as children, like we were best friends. After I moved away we would talk on the phone about once a month or so and we would just talk on and on and on. She will be missed by family and friends and remembered always.

  4. Kathy Korte March 19, 2020 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers for Jan and her family. We are very sorry for your loss. Jim & Kathy Korte

  5. David Krause March 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    candle 7To Eugene and the entire family, I’m so sorry for you in the passing of Jan. Have been praying for her and you since I know what a horrible thing it is to watch loved ones fight cancer the way she did. Please except my most heart felt sympathy and condolences. Over your lives together I’m sure you have many wonderful and loving thoughts and remembrances that will provide you with comfort and solace in the coming days.

    God bless Jan and you’re entire family in your time of sorrow.

  6. Vicki Bailey-Herbert March 19, 2020 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Thoughts and prayers for all. May God’s loving arms surround you all at this time.

    • megan stansberry March 19, 2020 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      To know her was to love her. I always enjoyed conversations with Jan, she was so intelligent. I remember spending every holiday in St. Charles, something I always looked forward to. Jan was just the sweetest, kindest person with a great sense of adventure. I will miss my Aunt very much. To Eugene and my cousins, I am truly sorry for your loss and I hope you are able to find comfort and peace in the days and months ahead. I love you all!!

  7. Beth and Harry Baumer March 19, 2020 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    candle 4We will miss Jan and her very cute laugh. We knew her a long time, our son went to Immanuel when Justin was there and we carpooled for a long time. We had some good laughs together. We know Jan is in Jesus’ arms and we pray for her dear family

  8. Don Meyer March 19, 2020 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    I went to Immanuel and St. Charles High School with Jan. We had a high school reunion last summer and Jan was enthusiastic that we should plan an Immanuel 50th reunion for 2020. I received an email the next day with ideas and classmate contact info since I moved away from St. Charles in 1984. I remember her in her Girl Scout uniform. Seems like yesterday. And that she was always kind to everyone she met. Prayers to Jan’s family.

  9. Beth Cruce Alvarez March 19, 2020 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    candle 3This dear lady will be missed so much by so many. Jan was my first friend, my first best friend. Growing up across the street, all I wanted to do on a summer morning was go over and see if Jan could play. We went through grade school and high school together. We rode bikes, played catch and games, were Girl Scouts, spent the night at each other’s houses, and ran all over our neighborhood for years. Even though I moved away from St. Charles after college, our friendship lasted a lifetime, always keeping up with each other. Jan is the most special person, and so dedicated to her wonderful family and her work as a nurse. There is a hole in my heart now, and I look forward to seeing this great friend again one day! Jan’s strong faith in the face of adversity makes me feel stronger, too. God’s blessings and much love to all of her family and friends.

  10. Brenda Hollander March 19, 2020 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    candle 3I first met Jan when playing Little League softball. We grew up to become nurses at St.Joe’s. There we worked together in PACU for close to thirty years. Along with Linda Beerman we worked hard and had fun doing it. Jan was so kind hearted and efficient. She was a good friend to many and we will all miss her. She fought this battle with strength and Eugene by her side. Love to all of her beautiful family.

  11. Debbie Harris-Theros March 19, 2020 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    My heart goes out to her family! Such a loss there are no words! She was an amazing mom, friend and nurse.. She will be greatly missed!! So sorry!

  12. Debbie Harris-Theros March 19, 2020 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    candle 1I am so sorry!!! Such a loss of a beautiful lady!

  13. Dorothy Deloch March 19, 2020 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    candle 6My sincere condolences to the Anderson family. Jan a friend and coworker for many years I will truly miss.

    • Lisa Wilson May 12, 2020 at 11:28 am - Reply

      Dear Eugene & Jon,
      I saw Jon’s posting about his grandma and noted that Jan had passed. I am so very sorry for your loss. I truly enjoyed chatting with her whenever I passed her on my walks. She had such a SWEET and KIND disposition. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Barbara Reitz March 19, 2020 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    candle 8I felt so lucky to work with Jan at St Joseph’s when she shared her kindness with patients in the recovery room. She was always soft spoken and caring in spite of the many challenges she might have been dealing with as a busy mom. She left many warm memories, and will be missed by many. May god help you in this time of grief.

  15. Pam Brinkmann Meyer March 19, 2020 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    candle 3So sorry to hear about Jan. I went to school until 8th grade. We had so much fun . We also were in Brownies, Girl Scouts and Cadets. Always remember her smile and becoming a nurse was just what she was made for. Prayers to her family.

  16. Mindy Manley. March 19, 2020 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Jan and I went to nursing school together and, many years later, we had the opportunity to work together. She was so sweet and so kind. I always enjoyed our conversations. She had a great heart and a great sense of humor. She was very proud of her family and loved them dearly.
    My deepest sympathy for your loss. She will never be forgotten.

  17. megan stansberry March 19, 2020 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    candle 4Jan was the kindest, sweetest person. I always enjoyed visiting with her as she was very intelligent. I have so many fond memories spending every holiday in St. Charles as I was growing up. She was loved by all and will be missed by all. To Eugene and my cousins, I am so sorry for what you are going through and I pray for comfort and peace in the days and months ahead. I love you all!!

  18. Matt & Jenny Clemons March 19, 2020 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    candle 6Jan was always so chipper and happy even when fighting through this battle. She was a great woman and will surely be missed. She was always easy to talk to and very warm and welcoming. Our deepest condolences to all the family and friends of Jan.

  19. Denise Moellering March 19, 2020 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Randy and I offer our sympathy to Eugene, and Jan’s family. We are so fortunate to have known Jan. She took on this battle with such courage and positivity. We prayed for her daily and know she will be looking out for you from Heaven.

  20. Shelley Mills March 19, 2020 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    candle 1I am so sorry for this beautiful person loosing her long and hard battle with a terrible disease. Jan was a very sweet and caring person and left a shinning star with whoever she met in her path of life. I worked with Jan at SSM in surgery for a number of years. She worked in recovery and I worked in surgery there was a time or two that I would take call in recovery and work with her while she took professional as well as soulful care of patients after their surgery. Her approach to the total care of patients was a professional soft and kind approach. I am sure each and everyone that was under her care appreciated her immensely. It was a true honor to work and know you Jan. May God spread his arms around the family and friends that will miss you, but know that you are home now in His loving grace……

  21. Mel Wolk March 19, 2020 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    candle 4Jan was such a compassionate and caring person and I learned so much working with her in the PACU. She had a gift for calming everyone around her while gently and professionally taking care of her patients. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. May she rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus.

  22. Ellen Hackmann March 19, 2020 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    candle 5Dear Eugene and family, my deepesdt sympathy over the loss of Jan. With care, Ellen M. Hackmann.

  23. Karen Bramel March 19, 2020 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    candle 1Jan has this personality that made you want to have lengthy conversations , so funny and caring. I will miss you dearly . Knowing you are in Gods arms, I am sure you no longer suffer, and pray that your family may find some peace and comfort. Your beautiful family will be reunited with you someday and until then, Rest In Peace Jan🙏

  24. Mary Frey March 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Such a wonderful person I know she will be missed by so many. When I first came to St. Joe’s she made me feel so welcome! She was always smiling, soft spoken & so kind hearted. God has gained a great nurse!!

  25. Rebecca Rader March 20, 2020 at 8:37 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss, wishing you all peace at this very difficult time.

  26. Tiffany Miller March 20, 2020 at 8:53 am - Reply Jen and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  27. Lisa Kurtz March 20, 2020 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Wishing comfort of wonderful memories during this difficult time. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  28. Cindy Schaefer Kleekamp March 20, 2020 at 9:03 am - Reply

    candle 2Dear Eugene and family, I am so very sorry. Jan was such a sweet pretty lady. My deepest condolences. Sending prayers for you to find peace and comfort in Jan’s love, and your memories with her.
    Sincerely, Cindy Schaefer Kleekamp

  29. Lisa Kurtz March 20, 2020 at 9:39 am - Reply

    May you be comforted by memories during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies to the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  30. Linda Starnes March 20, 2020 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Eugene and Family, so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person to be around.
    I can’t imagine what you guys are going through, but know our prayers are with you.
    Homer and Linda Starnes

  31. Mickey Telford March 20, 2020 at 10:31 am - Reply

    candle 1I had the honor of working with Jan for years at St. Joes. A wonderful caring, compassionate and very humble nurse. We now have an Angel to watch over not only her family but also for Health care workers and our patients. May God Bless her family and our Angel, Jan.

  32. Mickey Telford March 20, 2020 at 10:53 am - Reply

    candle 1I had the pleasure of working with Jan for years at St. Joes. Jan was a very compassionate, caring and determined nurse who always put her patients first with her excellent care. My deepest sympathy to her family. We now have our Angel who will watch over the health care professionals and patients as well as her family and friends. May God bless Jan and her family.

  33. Gail and Stan Long March 20, 2020 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Eugene, We are so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. There are no words. We just hope you and your family know we are thinking of you all at this difficult time. Wishing you peace and comfort.

  34. Leila Shockley March 20, 2020 at 11:09 am - Reply

    I knew Jan while working at St. Joes for years. She took care of my husband in the RR many times, and was our favorite nurse. My deepest sympathy to all who loved her.

  35. Mary Pat Codd March 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Eugene and all of Jan’s family- she was one of the most caring people I knew. We we drug around by our older sisters-Martha and Pam Glisan. We were probably 5-6. And we had a lot of fun. Then we were on high school together. She was an amazing nurse . I am so sorry for your loss and long battle.🙏🏼To you and your
    Mary Pat Codd

  36. Kathy Milatovic March 20, 2020 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Jan was an amazing friend. We had so much fun together. I will remember all the trips we went on together and all the stories and walks we shared. She always made me laugh. I will miss her so very much. I am glad she is at peace. Eugene and family, I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful person.
    Kathy Milatovic

  37. Joanne Budde Rapp March 20, 2020 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Jim and my thoughts and prayers are with you Eugene, Jonathan, Jennifer, Josh, Justin and families and Mary, Martha and Mark.
    I have wonderful memories of Jan and I hanging out together when we were young. Whether it be at my house, her house or Granny and Grandpa Rau’s house, it was always fun! Also, thanks for all the memories of many, many Easter’s at your home with all the kids. Such great times!
    We are so sorry for your loss and may you find peace in our Lord and Savior.
    Joanne and Jim Rapp

  38. Sarah ( Blackhurst) Kavanagh March 20, 2020 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    candle 5To Gene & your “children” & grandchildren,

    My deepest sympathy to you all as I know your loss is so great . Jan was a wonderful person & friend to many. I worked with her in high school at Lindenwood for a short time, also, we were in high school together. We knew each other through St Joseph’s as RNs. And our paths crossed over the years. Truly , one of the most caring, strong, and outgoing persons of our class. Nothing ever seemed difficult to Jan. She had work to do & fun to have & children to love. Jan embraced life & will be greatly missed. Sending much sympathy & prayers for you and your family.

  39. Lisa Hardin March 20, 2020 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    candle 4Eugene and family…. Jan was a kind, caring, compassionate, one-of-a-kind nurse and friend who had such a great sense of humor! I enjoyed working with her in the PACU and listening to her stories of her family and travels. May you hold her memories close to your heart, as they will help during this difficult time. Heaven gained a new Angel.

  40. Ginny Forrester White March 21, 2020 at 12:09 am - Reply

    candle 4I remember Jan from High School. She was so spirited and kind. Had a lot of good times with her. I am sorry for your loss.
    She was a wonderful person. R.I.P. Jan. You will be dearly missed. Ginny

  41. Judy Williams March 21, 2020 at 5:18 am - Reply

    My sincere condolences… I only met Jan a couple of years ago while volunteering at the hospital. I was immediately taken with her sweet and kind personality. I count it as one of God’s many blessings to have known her, even for such a short while.

  42. Kathy Keeser March 21, 2020 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Eugene and all the family, thinking of you all at this tough time. Jan was special. She was a friend and a very kind and wonderful person. Her smile lighted up all around her. She always seemed to do for others. I will miss her

  43. Charlene Stillman March 21, 2020 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    candle 1To the Anderson Family,
    So sorry for you loss. I also worked at St Joseph and knew her. She probably was also there for me in the Recovery room from my surgery. She was always friendly, smiling and soft spoken. She will be missed by many. Prayers for you all.

  44. Pat & Ron Buretta March 21, 2020 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Eugene and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jan .She was always so friendly and kind. May your

    memories sustain you during this difficult time. We will miss her as a neighbor.


  45. Jean (Crugnale) Benne March 22, 2020 at 10:03 am - Reply

    candle 6Jan was a high school friend. She was sweet, fun loving, but most of all kind! I had lost touch with her over the years. The next time I saw her, I was waking up from anesthesia for an emergency surgery. There she was holding my hand, with her sweet smile. That was the Angel in her and now she’s an Angel for all.

  46. JoAnn Orf March 22, 2020 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Many blessings to the Anderson family. Jan was such a kind, sensitive and enjoyable nurse to work with. I always enjoyed my shift work with Jan and those rare times outside of work when we got together to chat.

    To Eugene and your family our condolences. Continue to stay strong for each other.

    JoAnn Orf and Michael Sherman Jr.

  47. Connie Hobbs March 22, 2020 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to Jans family. Jan was such a compassionate person and an excellent nurse. She was a joy to work with. She will definitely be missed by all who knew her.

  48. Betty Schippers March 23, 2020 at 9:39 am - Reply

    candle 6Dear Ones…Jan was more like a sister than a sister-in-law. She brightened every room she walked into. Jan had a real “love of life”– a deep caring for people — that was way beyond most. Beyond her kindness to all and deep love of family and friends, this angel on earth also had these traits: strong belief and love of God, intelligence, great sense of humor, ability to find the positive in rough situations (even as we are dealt with Corona virus–and you know Jan would have helped out as a nurse if she was well enough to do so), a love of history–especially the Civil War, a love of traveling and enjoying all that God created, a shining example of how we should live and fight challenges that come our way. Above all Jan was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend. She was an excellent nurse. Jan was good at organizing and planning. She accomplished most of the goals she set for herself, and even to the end was more interested in taking care of others than anything else. We miss you Jan but know that you stay in our hearts, minds, and memories.

  49. leroy and Janet Hallemeier March 23, 2020 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Eugene and Family,
    All of you have our sincere sympathy, we know this has been hard for all of you to go through. However, Jan is at peace now, no more pain and suffering.
    Having lived across the street from the Schuttenbergs we watched Jan grow up to become a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and nurse. Always was a sweetie.
    May God continue to watch over the whole family and bring you comfort.

  50. Jean Alexander March 23, 2020 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    candle 7I had the at least three times a week. Being a class manager at Jazzercise, I got to check her into class and converse with her for a few minutes. Jan was one of the sweetest and kindest speaking ladies I have ever met. She was beautiful inside and out. I never saw her in a bad mood. God Bless her family during this very sad and trying time. Praying for all of you. Jan is and will continue to be missed. Rest in God’s Heavenly Home My Friend!

  51. Stacey Poteete March 23, 2020 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    candle 7Sending prayers

  52. Tiffany (Oelschlaeger) Tibbs March 24, 2020 at 11:47 am - Reply

    To Jan’s family, and especially Jennifer –
    I am so sorry about Jan’s death, and I am sending you peace, comfort, and prayers. Jennifer – please know that your class at Immanuel Lutheran is thinking of you now and praying for you. With love,
    Tiffany (Oelschlaeger) Tibbs

  53. Linda Hollrah March 24, 2020 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    It’s been so long since I’ve seen Jan but fondly remember her sweetness and always a smile on her face! I have lots of memories of the kids at Immanuel and growing up in Bogey! Jennifer and Vicki spending time riding bikes and playing!! Our sincere condolences and know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Larry and Linda Hollrah

  54. Amy Kunze March 24, 2020 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss Eugene & family. She will be missed! Our thoughts & prayers for you all during this difficult time.

    Amy, Ken & Bryan Kunze

  55. marilyn antrobus antrobus March 24, 2020 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    I was a chaplain at SJHC and was privileged to know Jan and work with her often. Her gentle caring manner was so comforting to so many patients and family members. She will always be remembered by so many as a true Christian. Sending my sympathy with the assurance she is now in God/s arms.

  56. Linda Hartman Manno March 24, 2020 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    candle 4Jennifer I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I remember how kind and sweet she was to us kids at Immanuel and always greeted us with a smile. I pray for comfort for you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs old friend. Please contact me on Facebook. I’d love to reconnect with you. Take care

  57. CORT MACBETH SMITH March 25, 2020 at 11:53 am - Reply

    We were so sadden to hear the news regarding Jan. She and the Andersons have been a part of my life from the very beginning and she has always been a sweet, thoughtful and caring cousin, friend and neighbor. Our hearts and thoughts go out to Eugene, Jennifer, Josh, Justin and Jonathan.
    Cort, Graham and Esther Smith

  58. Doug Allen March 31, 2020 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    candle 8Jan will be missed by all who knew her. I’m so thankful to have spent time some with Jan. Likewise, I’ll always treasure my all too brief “in-law” ties to the Anderson family. Visualizing Jan’s infectious smile only takes one-millionth of a second to do. And, in that same instant, it was impossible to not smile back. Jan’s warm, glowing personality and kind soul is also something that I’ll always remember. She touched so many people’s lives with whom she crossed paths. Jan’s passing leaves an immense hole in all of us.

    Eugene, I feel a deep sorrow for you and your family’s loss. Jan will always remain close in your heart and her presence will always be felt. We all know that you will forever share your cherished memories of Jan with everyone around you. Ohhh, the endless stories you can tell. Don’t be surprised that everyone will be eager to listen. What’s more, in one-millionth of a second, we’ll all be smiling back.

    Doug Allen

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