Jean Anderson

Profile Updated: October 11, 2018
Jean Anderson
Residing In: Maplewood, MN USA
Occupation: Retired County Social Worker
Yes! Attending Reunion
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10/11/2018 - I am Retired. Most recent position was as a Dakota County Social Worker, where I was a worker for 25 plus years. I loved being a SW, especially working with elders and adults with disabilities.

I also continue with my singing - solos in weddings, funerals, church choir. And I am also continuing my interest in community theatre.

I just adopted a 3 year old male cat, who is very energetic, and who I love much. I continue to be a Minnesota Twins fan, no matter how they do.

I hope to see many or All of you at our 50th High School Reunion. It is fun being on this Reunion Committee.
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I first attended Lakewood Junior College (now Century College). Then I transferred to Mankato State College (now MN State University-Mankato). I got my Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. I worked at various social service agencies. Then I started at Dakota County Social Services in 1989. I first worked as an Intake Social Worker, then an Adult Protection Social Worker, and then an Adult Services Assessment Social Worker. I retired on August 29, 2014, after 25 plus years. I loved being a social worker, and had wanted to be one since I was young.

I also perform in community theatre - both in musicals and non-musicals. I love doing theatre. I have performed in many plays. The theatres have included the old Chimera Theatre, Lakeshore Players Theatre, Patchwork Theatre, Corcoran Park Theatre, etc. This has also included participating in the Minnesota Fringe Festival, a fun and exciting experience.

I also sing solos - for weddings, funerals, at church. I very much enjoy singing.

I am a MN Twins fan - love them no matter what they do.

I also love animals, our family had many dogs, some cats, etc., while growing up. I had one cat, Jasmine, who lived over 15 years. I now have Belle, who is now about 10 years old.

School Story:

My twin sister, Judy, and I and good friends loved to go to the football and hockey games, to cheer the team. I have many fond memories of this. I was also involved in the Spanish Club, and we did many fun things, including making tacos for our home basketball games, to sell. Mrs. Moran, Louis Moran's mother, taught us how to make the tortillas, which were difficult to make. I loved the experience in working on some plays - though at that time, I was not comfortable to be on-stage. Things change, I guess.

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Jan 25, 2022 at 11:05 AM

Hello John and Cindy, I hope all is well with you two and your family. It is nice to talk to you occasionally via phone John, and to connect with you as well, Cindy. John, you were always fun at high school, and a good friend to both Judy and me.
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Jan 17, 2022 at 6:46 PM

Michele was a dear friend of my twin sister's,Judy Anderson Zielinski, and me. We grew up with her in our neighborhood, and went to Hazelwood Elementary School with her, were close with Michele, and her siblings, and her parents. Ten years ago, Michele needed a double lung transplant,almost died before she got this transplant. Michele was doing good for a long while. However, then she started having problems with her one of her kidneys, was placed on a kidney donation list, and had been put on kidney dialysis. She had a Wonderful Awesome husband, Bobby Giancola, they winter in Florida with their adorable little dogs. They went to Florida this year, and this is where our Michele got Covid. With other parts of her body also failing, Michele just couldn't fight off the Covid,and everything else. Michele died with Bobby holding one of her hands, and a good friend,Cindy, holding her other hand, and saying goodbye to her. I will miss Michele so much, her great humor, and her beautiful self. Michele was a gem, a Diamond. We love you, Michele.

Jean Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Linda Olsen Helgeson.
Apr 19, 2021 at 1:29 PM

Linda was a beautiful person and a friend, at John Glenn Jr. High School, and at North St. Paul High School. We also kept in touch for awhile post-high school. I am so sorry that she had this awful disease. She was such a vivacious outgoing woman, full of life. I know that she is in Heaven now, with our Lord God, and free of all pain, and she is smiling her wonderful smile again.

Jean Anderson has a birthday today.
Jan 19, 2021 at 3:33 AM
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Jul 09, 2020 at 1:07 AM

Dear Donna, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, A Dear, Sweet Friend.

Love,
Jean

Jean Anderson has a birthday today.
Jan 19, 2020 at 3:34 AM
Jean Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Juanita Olson.
Oct 30, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Another comment, which I had hesitated to have stated before. In our John Glenn Junior High gym class, our teacher would allow each student to be a "Captain" of a team sport that we were playing. Now, I was usually picked next to last, before Juanita, because I was far from being called "athletic". So, one day, our teacher chose me to be the "Captain" for a team sport we were playing. Well, my first choice was one of my best friends, Diane Kopesky, who was a very good athlete. Then, when it became my turn to choose again, I turned to Juanita, and said, "Juanita". As you can imagine, she was very surprised, and very happy. Now, I am not telling you all this to get a pat on my back, not at all, and that is why I didn't tell this story before. The joy in Juanita's face, and that afterward our saying hello to each other in the school hallways, and smiling, was all that mattered. And like Judy Johnson, I also became a Social Worker.

Jean Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Juanita Olson.
Oct 30, 2019 at 3:34 AM

I am so sad to read this about Juanita. She was at Hazelwood Elementary School with us, in the "special class" they had. I think there was a small number of students in this class. Then, at John Glenn Junior High School, as Judy Anderson Zielinski stated, the "Special Ed" students joined us in our gym class. Juanita was in my gym class. She was so nice. It is sad that some students bullied Juanita. Juanita was a sweet woman and a gentle soul. My sympathies and Prayers for her family and friends.

Sep 01, 2019 at 10:10 AM

Jim, we really missed seeing you and Joanne at our 50th Reunion Party. My twin sister, Judy, told me that she spoke with you via phone prior to the party, and had a nice conversation with you. Our next Reunion will be in 5 Years - 2024! So, Please put that on your Calendar. Please take care, and continue to do the good work that you and Joanne are doing for animals.

Jean Anderson

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Mar 30, 2020 at 9:46 AM

Posted on: Sep 01, 2019 at 10:01 AM

Picture day, a very exciting day. Everything is different. The gym is now transformed into a studio. Kids act like grown ups. They address each other politely, they sit still, they laugh at the jokes the photographer tells them. And the stage curtain never looked better. (Mrs. Jensen's 5th Grade Class,
Carver Elementary, Maplewood, MN 1961-62)
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Posted on: Aug 28, 2019 at 3:05 PM

Gary, were you in Mr. Day's 6th grade class, which was at John Glenn Junior High School? This was due to Hazelwood Elementary School was overcrowded and we had to have our 6th grade at John Glenn. I remember a "Gary" in our 6th grade class, and I thought his last name started with a "P". Thank you.

Jean Anderson (I'm one of the Anderson twins, Judy Anderson Zielinski is my sister)

Jean Anderson has left an In Memory comment for Steve Christiansen.
Jul 30, 2019 at 3:34 AM

Steve was a great guy. This is sad news.

Jean Anderson posted a message.
Jun 24, 2019 at 2:10 AM

Christine, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! I do hope you are coming to our 50th H.S. Reunion in August. It looks like you haven't updated.your.status.kn this Alumni site since 2009. I would love to read what's happening in your life now.

In case you haven't registered for our North St. Paul HS Reunion yet, please do so on this site, or give me a call, 651--779-9274. Both Judy and I are on this committee, and having a lot of fun being on it.

Again, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, You Young Woman!

Jean Anderson

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Mar 18, 2019 at 8:52 PM

Doug, Im Jean Anderson, and I'm part of twins, Jean and Judy (Anderson) Zielinski. I want to say that I Love your present Occupation, "Retired ". It's a good occupation, and ond one that doesn't take much education or past experience. ?. I really hope you are able to come to our 50th Reunion. WOW! 50TH!

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Mar 14, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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Nov 12, 2018 at 2:28 AM

Barbara, I do hope are able to come to our 1969 50th Reunion. I'm looking forward to this. My twin sister, Judy Anderson Zielinski, was the one who called you. I'm also on the committee, and working on Communications, getting the word out via newspapers, etc.

Oct 11, 2018 at 10:59 PM