Denise J. (Leroux) Anderson

1933 - 2021

Two Harbors


Denise J. (Leroux) Anderson passed away March 29, 2021 at the age of 87.

Denise was born October 10, 1933 in Hibbing to Armand and Mary (Sella) Leroux, and grew up in Marble.

After graduating from Greenway High School, she attended the University of Minnesota. Denise accepted a teaching job in Two Harbors where she met her husband Giles "Bucko" Anderson. She later was employed at Holy Rosary in Duluth where her talents flourished. Denise was an artistic, creative, and loving third grade teacher and she touched the lives of countless people in her 30 plus years there. After retiring she and Giles enjoyed traveling for several years.

Denise is preceded in death by her husband Giles, her parents, a brother, Gordon Leroux; and a sister, Shirley Hoshal.

She is survived by a daughter, Patti (Richard) Mushel; sons, Jeffrey (Justine) Anderson and Michael (Beth) Anderson; grandchildren, Justin, Christopher, Elizabeth, Jayden, Kylie, Emily, and Andy; a great-grandson, Felix; and nieces and nephews.

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April 12, 2021 11:14 AM

Aunt Denise was such an important part of our lives. Her laugh and boundless energy were an inspiration. We will miss her dearly.

With love,

Linda, Darcy, Judy, John and Victoria

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Roger, Dianne & Tyler Schramm

April 12, 2021 11:02 AM

Our condolences to the Anderson Family! Your mom was a very special lady to our family! Always so up beat. I am going to miss going to garage sales and not being able to look for that unique coffee cup & those fun cook books for her! Our thoughts and prayers to all of you! Hugs & Love!

Michelle Robbie

April 10, 2021 2:54 PM

My heartfelt condolences to each and all privileged to love and be loved by Denise Anderson. As a Holy Rosary School Board member and parent, I admired her firm gentleness in the classroom and witnessed her make a difference every day in the lives of children, parents and staff. Her welcoming smile was like a benediction. May her memory be a forever blessing.

Jon Sebastian - Saint Charles, IL

April 10, 2021 1:01 PM

Mrs. Anderson exemplifies the best in teaching and molding children’s lives for the better. She instilled a joy of reading and learning in me that has helped shape me ever since third grade.

Donna Lee Neisen Frome Beaupre

April 10, 2021 12:24 PM

I worked with Denise at Travelers Ins.-we had good times and good laughs.  Stopped a few times to see her on way to Silver Bay.  So sorry for your loss.  

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