Theresa Anderson

CRYSTAL FALLS – Theresa (Carlotto) Anderson, 97, of Crystal Falls, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.

She was born April 24, 1916, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Giuseppe and Regina (Orlando) Carlotto. She was one of seven children. On Aug. 3, 1937, she married Reino Anderson in Crystal Falls, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1988.

Theresa was a lifelong resident of Crystal Falls and attended local schools. After high school, Theresa worked for what is now known as the Iron County Medical Care Facility. After marrying Reino she worked for the Bristol Mine doing the daily laundry. During the early 1960s, Theresa and Reino owned and operated the Crystal Drive-In and sold that in 1964. In 1970, Theresa began working for the Michigan State Highway Department and retired from there in 1981.

Survivors include her four children, Helen (Jim) Meyer of Rockwood, Tenn., Richard (Josephine) Anderson of Haines City, Fla., William (Geri) Anderson of Kingsford, and Susan (Richard) Salo of Crystal Falls; eight grandchildren, Jean (Nick) LaChapelle, Janet (Steve) Ross, Tim Anderson, Laura Ouellette, Daniel Anderson, Kim Kowalkowski, Dean (Suzi) Anderson, and William Anderson Jr.; 16 great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Colton LaChapelle, Kiel (Heather) Ross, Ashley (Grant) Siegler, Tiana Anderson, Sam, Olivia and Ian Anderson, Casi Wolf, Tori and Brandon Kowalkowski, Colin and Emily Anderson, Hannah and Hayden Anderson, and Jenna Ouellette; five great-great-grandchildren, Hailee and Evelynn Siegler and Landon, Devynn and Ashlynn Ross; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Ruth Anderson of Kingsford; and brother-in-law, William Stewert of Kissimmee, Fla.

Along with her parents, Giuseppe and Regina Carlotto, and her husband, Reino, Theresa was preceded in death by her stepfather, Peter Consalaro; sisters, Louise Slivensky and Amelia Black; stepsisters, Caroline Johndro, Mary Stewart, and Rose Beebe; brother, Geno Carlotto; and step-brother, Peter Consalaro Jr.

Theresa, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother will be deeply missed by all.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls. Rev. Jeffrey Kurtz will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dean Anderson, Daniel Anderson, William Anderson Jr., Steve Ross, Nick LaChappelle and Brandon Kowalkowski.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Guardian Angels Catholic Church of Crystal Falls in memory of Theresa Anderson.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Theresa, or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls to honor Theresa’s legacy of life.