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Janelle Lynn Anderson (June 27, 1975 - January 8, 2023)

On June 27, 1976, the biggest Dallas Cowboys fan entered the world at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls SD. After graduating from Shenandoah High School in 1994, Janelle lived in New York and Arizona before settling in Council Bluffs where she met Justin Anderson. They were married on August 21, 2004, in North Platte Nebraska. Over the years, the couple moved from North Platte to Douglas, WY, then to Glendive, MT, and finally on to Havre, MT.

Track meets, wrestling, baseball, and other school events of daughter Paige (2007) and son Wyatt (2010) is where you could find Janelle. Books, teddy bears, and heart-shaped rocks joined the Cowboy collection. Family, friends, and God were those held closest to her heart. Kindness, caring, and compassion were her ways of the world - never a complaint and always with a grateful heart.

Janelle left behind so many that love her including her children, Paige and Wyatt Anderson (Havre, MT); husband, Justin Anderson (Havre, MT); dad, Denny

Koenders (Newberry, SC); parents, Lyle (Shirley) Puthoff (Salem, SD); parents-in-law, Idella and Lyle Lilienthal (Malta, MT); sisters, Jennifer (David) Harris (El Dorado Springs, MO) and Stacey (Jason) Wood (Brooklyn Park, MN); brothers, Jason (Becky) Koenders (Coeur d'Alene, ID) and Jeremiah (Grace) Koenders (San Tan Valley, AZ); brother-in-law, Lance (Amanda) Anderson (Malta, MT); and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends that were family.

Janelle was preceded in passing by her mother, Karen Koenders (2011); godchild, Michael McKinnon (2003); and grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Janelle was a strong Breast Cancer Survivor before she went to see Jesus unexpectedly on January 8, 2023.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home. Cremation will take place, and memorial services will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2023, at the Havre Assembly of God Church with Pastor Curt Curtis officiating. Janelle's family has suggested memorial donations be made in her memory to the Paige and Wyatt Anderson Benefit Account in care of Stockman Bank, PO Box 1271, Havre, MT 59501. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Janelle's online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence for her family at


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