Anderson, Debra Lynn (Engstrom) 62, went to Heaven on August 29, 2021. Debbie peacefully went to be with the Lord and Kelsey on Sunday morning. Debbie grew up in Edina, MN and met Russ Anderson, a Chicago native, while studying at Bethel College. Through the years they raised their three children in Northbrook, IL and Edina, MN. She loved the Edina Hornets and the Chicago Bears. Family was the center of Debbie’s life. She saved every card her loved ones gave her and filled her home with photos of her kids and grandkids. Fiercely loyal, incredibly thoughtful and generous, Debbie never forgot a birthday or anniversary! She loved celebrating the people in her life! Debbie owned Retail Marketing Group for many years, then supported Russ’ construction business while helping take care of her grandkids. She also enjoyed entertaining at her home, laughing with lifelong friends, hosting family holidays, and indulging in her guilty pleasures: soap operas, crosswords, sudoku and people magazine. Debbie loved being outside, finding peace in perfecting her flowerpots and soaking up the sun. She also loved spending time at their home in Florida. Debbie is preceded in death by her daughter, Kelsey; mother, Carol, and brother, Jerry. She is survived by husband, Russ; daughter, Brittany Hansen (Matt); son, Matthew (Lesley); father, Don Engstrom; sister, Jane Yanda (Peter); brother, Scott Engstrom (Carla); beloved grandchildren, Madeline, Lexi, Charlie, Jack, Avery, Morgan, Layla, Brody; many nieces and nephews and extended family. A private service and burial are planned. The family will host a celebration of Debbie’s life for family and friends at The Hilltop, 5101 Arcadia Ave., Edina, MN 55436, Sunday, September 19, 3PM.

Published on September 3, 2021

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