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“It is August 8, 2017. When I went to her wake I was so sad that I lost a friend. Anna will always be with me but I can't get over the fact that she...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: bianca hullett - mankato, MN

“I am so sorry to hear of Anna's passing. The world is a little less bright without her in it. Please know you are all in my prayers. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Heidi Stoltenberg

“Neil and Tammy, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Anna. She made a big difference in my life and I learned a lot from her. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Rose Roberts - Wells, MN

“Sad to know she is gone she is a beautiful person she is one of my best friends ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Morgan Clennon - Wells, MN

“Anna was a good friend of mine.i will miss her so much. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: bianca hullett - mankato, MN

“Sorry to here about the lost of your daughter. May God take care of her and I found this s quote I thought was nice:Death leaves a heartache no one...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Richard & Christy Bach - Thornton, CO

“Tammy and Neil,Those of us who worked with Anna at school were blessed by her sweet personality and unquestionable grace. It was such a joy to see...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Tom Hansen - Wells, MN - Teacher

“Tammy,It is so hard to lose a child and I'm sorry to hear about Anna. You and your family are in my prayers. Hugs and Blessings, Brenda (Carlson)...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Squires - Owatonna, MN

“So very sorry Neil and Tammy. You and Anna were so blessed to have had each other. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: linda hovland - kiester, MN

“Neil & Tammy, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless your family as you go through these coming days and weeks. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Julie Thrond - Walters, MN

“So sorry for your loss of Anna -She was a special child of God. Tammy & Neil both of you done a wonderful job and Anna had more love and care...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Robin Grunhovd - Lake Mills, IA

“Anna was very special to me as I was one of Anna's paraprofessional's at school. You don't work with someone like Anna and not get attached. She was...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Donna Twito - Albert Lea, MN

“Dear Neil and Tammi, My heart goes out to you at this time. I've shed a couple of tears thinking about how we won't see Anna on Sunday mornings any...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: William Sabol - Winnebago, MN

“So sorry for your loss it was always nice to see how loved she was growing up and hearing about her achievements from grandma Betty Berndt at work. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Bonita Swalve - Mapleton, MN

“Anna was a blessing to know she will sadly be missed everyday, by all. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Navarro - Wells, MN - Friend

“So sorry for your loss, I know it's not easy. May she rest in peace. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: John Steven - Alton - Classmate

“Anna was a sweetheart. Prayers for all the family at this time ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Christine Cooper - Wells, MN

“I'm sorry to hear of Anna's passing. My prayers are with your family. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Brian Brudvig - Garner, IA

“I will definitely miss the loving neighbor Anna since she was the greatest person who I got to see and move next to her with Tammy and Neil Aadsen, I...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Steven Dunn - Waseca, MN

“I'm so sorry for your loss of Anna, hugs and prayers to all of you. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Derrice Erickson - Acquaintance


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Anna Rae Aadsen, 17-year-old daughter of Neil and Tammy Aadsen of Kiester earned her heavenly angel wings early Tuesday morning, July 25, 2017 at her home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 4:00 PM, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Kiester. Visitation will be Friday, July 28, from 4-7 PM, at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Katie Pals will officiate. A private family internment will be held at a later date in St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery in Easton.

Anna Rae Aadsen was born February 24, 2000 at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea to Neil and Tamra Berndt Aadsen. At one-day-old she had her first seizure and later that day she was transported to the NICU at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester where she was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder Aicardi Syndrome. Anna Rae was named after her grandfather Raymond Aadsen, of which he was very proud of. Anna was baptized at Naeve Hospital February 25, 2000 prior to being transported to Rochester. She was again baptized at Trinity Lutheran church, rural Kiester April 16, 2000. She was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church May 15, 2016. She attended United South Central Public Schools in Wells where she would have been a senior this coming school year. Anna loved spending time with her family, going on vacations and traveling to the various locations for the Biennial Aicardi Syndrome Family Conferences. She enjoyed music and was a member of the United South Central School choirs from elementary to her high school years. She enjoyed her dog Lovey who liked to sit on her lap when going on outings.

Anna is survived by her parents, Neil and Tammy of Kiester; her grandmother Betty Berndt of Easton, aunts and uncles: Duane and Micki Aadsen of Whitehall, PA; Marilyn Mahowald of Faribault, MN; Ron and Lori Aadsen of Longmont, CO; Linda and Dave Murray of North Mankato, MN; Russ and Janice Berndt of Good Thunder, MN; Deb Steinhauer of Albert Lea, MN; DuWayne and Shellie Berndt of Delavan, MN; many cousins; her great-aunts: Linda Torgerson of Reno, NV; Peggy and Jurgen Nissen of Germany and especially Norlean Berndt of Easton, MN; her great-uncle David Jordahl of Mankato, MN; and great-great Aunt Laura Lou Berndt of West Bend, IA; and many Aicardi sisters (princesses) and Aicardi brother (Prince David).

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Bernard Berndt in 1998; her paternal grandparents Raymond and Dagny Aadsen in 2003; her uncle Harold Mahowald, her cousin David Mahowald and many Aicardi sisters (angels) who have earned their wings before her.