Linda Susan (Olger) Anderson

Age 63, of Lansing, Michigan, passed away July 1, 2015, at home in Lansing, MI. She was born October 4, 1951, daughter of Lorraine and James Olger.  Linda was the oldest of three children, and her younger siblings are Kathy Perkins and Jim Olger. She graduated from O’Rafferty High School in 1969.

Fred and Linda were married on July 30, 1971. They have three children: Amy Leigh, Katie Lynn, and Brian James. Amy Johnson lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Eric and their two children, Conley and Ava. Katie Briggs lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband Lee. Brian Anderson lives in Chicago, IL with his wife Charlyn.

Fred and Linda met while working at the Capitol. Fred and Linda lived in Lansing while raising their children. After retirement, they bought a house in Traverse City where they spent long weeks enjoying friends, wineries, and restaurants. Linda’s hobbies included spending time with family, puzzles, and traveling.

The funeral service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.  Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. until service time, and again following the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society in memory of Linda Anderson.  Online condolences may be left for her family at

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Susan Beshore
July 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Fred,Bryan,and girls ,
I am so very saddened by your loss.Words cannot say enough, I am so saddened and shocked.
Linda was like a second mom to my Bryan..You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan Beshore

Jenni Harper
July 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Terri Assaf
July 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm

My deepest condolences to the entire Anderson family. May your love for each other sustain you during this most difficult time.

Gloria Gonzalez Waverly
July 3, 2015 at 12:59 am

Fred and family,

So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Linda’s laughter and her pride in your children and grandchildren. You are all on my prayers.

Treena Briggs
July 3, 2015 at 11:23 am

Fred, Amy, Katie, Bryan,
You are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

Beth Wolcott
July 3, 2015 at 12:45 pm

Sending thoughts and prayers to your family.

Mary Jo Baker
July 3, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Linda was a familiar, smiling face in the admin bldg. and always so helpful. I am so sorry to hear the news. Peace be with your family

Pat Schneider & Matt Miller
July 4, 2015 at 10:51 am

Your family is in our thoughts and our prayers. Your wife, mom, and grandma was a very special woman whose smile brightened the hearts of those around her. As she enters the gates of heaven, may God’s gentle peace comfort your heart. We’re so very sorry for your loss.

Edith Suttles
July 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Fred my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Linda was always a pleasant helpful person to me when I served on the school board. I will always remember her in her Waverly or Spartan gear on a game day. Prayers for you and your family.

Sue Flintz
July 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm

I was so sorry to hear about Linda. We worked together for many years and even shared our birthday parties. My thoughts and prayers are with your family – she will be missed.

Karin Coibion
July 5, 2015 at 10:11 am

Fred, Amy & Eric, Katie & Lee, and Brian & Charlyn, and Conley and Ava,

May Linda’s awesomeness continue to shine in each of you as you remember and embody all that she has poured into each of you during her life. She was a terrific woman and I am so glad I knew her. I am so sorry for your loss.

Praying for you.
Love, Karin

Al Momrik
July 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

So sorry for your loss. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Stephanie & Pat Wesselmann
July 5, 2015 at 11:25 am

Linda was an amazing lady. We were shocked and saddened to learn of her passing last week. Even though her life was cut far too short, she will live on through the stories you share of her and the memories you made with her. You all have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers during this time of grief.

Stephanie, Pat & Olivia Wesselmann

Pat and Frank Klein
July 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Dear family of Linda,
Frank and I had the privilege of working with Linda for many years at Waverly Community Schools. She was always smiling and helpful when we called or went to visit the administration building. She had a great sense of humor. We were saddened to hear of her untimely death. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Pat and Frank Klein.

Rich Kieft ATC and Family
July 8, 2015 at 10:10 am

Our prayers and hugs for your loss. Linda was always a ray of sunshine and positive vibe when ever i needed help with things. It was a pleasure knowing her and the family. We are sorry for your loss and sorry we could not make the funeral.


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