Redlin Funeral Home

Patricia Ann (Morton) Anderson , Age 89

September 25, 1931 --January 02, 2021

Patricia Ann (Morton) Anderson of Wisconsin Dells, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2, 2021. She was born September 25, 1931 to Attorney Edwin A. Morton and Lucile C. (Dunlap) Morton in Ossining, New York. The family lived in Croton-on Hudson, New York until 1940. After moving to Virginia, Tennessee, the family settled in Baraboo, Wisconsin in 1944.

In 1948, Pat was chosen Miss Sauk County as part of the Sauk County Centennial celebration, and she won a scholarship to the Patricia Stevens School of Modeling in Milwaukee. After graduation from Baraboo High School in 1949, she went to Milwaukee to go to modeling school and to work to save money for college. She also took college courses at the Milwaukee Technical School to earn credits for college. In 1950, she entered the University of Wisconsin in Madison and worked her way through two years, employed by the Personnel Office of the Memorial Union. She met her future husband at the Union.

On June 14, 1952, she married Orrin K. Anderson, who graduated from the University and received his commission in the United States Army. They went to Fort Gordon, Georgia for two years, during which their first child, Karen was born in 1953. Orrin was sent to Korea from 1954-1955, during which time their son, Mark, was born. From 1955 -1957 both parents worked in Madison to put Orrin through graduate school, where he received his Masters' Degree. The family moved to Galesville, Wisconsin, where Orrin was cashier for the Bank of Galesville. During the ten years they lived in Galesville, their sons, Paul, Tim and Toby were born. Besides being a busy stay at home Mom, Pat took college credits from Winona, Minnesota and La Crosse, Wisconsin. In 1967, the family moved to Wisconsin Dells, where Orrin became the President of the Bank of Wisconsin Dells. Shortly after moving, their son, David was born. Pat was a proud wife and mother, taking part as a United Presbyterian Church Sunday school teacher, Church Elder, and Cub Scout Den Mother.

When her youngest son was through Kindergarten, Pat returned to the University of Wisconsin in Madison to fulfill her lifelong dream of getting a degree. With the help and encouragement of her family, Pat graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Secondary Education. She taught Speech and English in the Mauston High School for fifteen years, while also earning a Masters' Degree from UW Madison.Pat retired from teaching in 1994.

During summer vacation Pat and her husband took several trips to Bar Harbor, Maine, Canada, and toured England, France, Scotland, and Wales. After retirement, the couple spent weeks in California in the winter, but always enjoyed coming back home.

Pat's husband, Orrin passed away in 2002, a few months after they had celebrated their 50thwedding anniversary.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Lucile Morton; her beloved husband, Orrin; her son, Mark Anderson; her brother-in-law, Robert Amundson; and her sister-in-law LuVerne Norlin.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Rocky) Cormican, Baraboo, Wisconsin; daughter-in-law, Peggy Anderson, Wisconsin Dells; her sons, Paul (Joanne) Anderson, Baraboo, Wisconsin, Tim (Chris) Anderson, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Toby Anderson, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and Dave (Wendy) Anderson, Germantown, Wisconsin; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, and loyal companion, Cody. She is further survived by a sister, Jane Amundson, Madison, Wisconsin; a brother, Frank W. Morton, Sterling, Virginia; 2 brothers-in-law, Ron (Judy) Anderson, St. Charles, IL, and Dennis Anderson, Wautoma, Wisconsin; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Pat will always be remembered for her kindness and generosity, her love for her family, her roses, her love of books, her special birthday cakes, sweet rolls, and fudge.

Her family would like to thank her oncologist, Dr. Lisa Lepeak and her staff at SSM St. Clare Hospital, Dr. Nathan Mustain and his nurse Linda, at SSM Baraboo Clinic, SSM Hospice at Home, especially Nicole, Tina, Kay, Yvonne and Ashleigh and Hospice House for the wonderful supportive care she received.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Church, Wisconsin Dells, the Kilbourn Public Library, or the UW School of Education.

Private Graveside services will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells with the Pastor Steven G. Keller officiating. A Celebration of Life is being planned for a future date.


Craig Meyer January 03, 2021

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

So very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. Craig & Deb Meyer

Kathleen M Marose January 04, 2021

Former student MAUSTON , Wisconsin

Mrs. Anderson made an impact on the lives of many students over the years, including mine. She had a way of encouraging us while telling us like it was! I will be forever be grateful to her for sharing her time, love of teaching, kindness and support. I learned so much from her. God bless your memory Mrs. Anderson! You will be missed. Peace and strength to your family! A grateful former student, Kathy Marose

Janice and Dennis Dorow January 05, 2021

Friends Wisconsin Dells , Wisconsin

So sad to hear of Pat's death, she was a much beloved lady of Wisconsin Dells Bank family. To Toby especially, we know how much you will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Karen (Reifsteck) Peterson January 12, 2021

friend of the family Goodyear , Arizona

Paul, Toby and all of the Anderson Family. My heart is with you all as you say goodbye to your Mom. May you hold all the wonderful memories of your life with her close to your heart...such an awesome, strong, caring, kind family and I am sure she had a little something to do with that! Big hugs to all-Karen

Bonita Loeffel January 12, 2021

Friend and Work Colleague Monroe , West Virginia

Pat's Children and Family, I was saddened to learn of your Mother's passing. We worked together at Mauston High School. Over the years, we have kept in contact with each other at Christmas. With the Lord's love, and with the comfort of family and friends may you find peace in the days ahead, Deepest Condolences, Bonnie