AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA, MN
Debbie Thompson Anderson of St. Paul, formerly of Mora, passed away at home on January 23, 2020. She was 41 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Mora United Methodist Church, 500 Clark St., Mora, MN 55051.
Debbie Thompson Anderson was born December 20, 1978 in Mora Minnesota.
Debbie grew up in Mora MN where she at tended and graduated from Mora High School with the class
of 1997. Growing up Debbie was very active in many activities and organizations. She was involved in
school sports, band, school theater; she especially enjoyed being involved in the production of Singing
in the Rain, several years of dance, Emmanuel Baptist Church and various camps. She enjoyed a wide
variety of social and community events and immersed herself in many family activities such as boating,
tubing, traveling and especially downhill skiing and snowmobiling. She truly loved family trips to Breezy Point in the Brainerd lakes area of Minnesota. Debbie lived a “no fear” approach to life and dove
headlong into activities and in particular, when acting as a “mama bear” in defense of those she loved.
Debbie and her high school sweetheart, Rick Monster, brought her daughter Taitum into the family’s
lives in September 1997. After marrying Dan Nelson in October 2002, Debbie had sons Landon in 2004
and Christian in 2007. Dan and Debbie later divorced and Debbie had a long relationship with Jason
Sjoberg and had her youngest son Raylan in 2010. Debbie found her t rue love and married David
Anderson of St Paul on April 21, 2017. In doing so, she embraced Dave’s son Steven and loved him as
she did all her children.
As an adult, Debbie had a strong interest in Criminal Justice and studied it at Rasmussen College. She
remained passionate about it and began to consider pursuing a career as a probation officer.
Debbie had a vibrant interest in many things in life. She loved movies and music and enjoyed going to
the theater and concerts. She was an avid reader and spent endless hours reading books and discussing
them with family and friends. She and Dave spent a great deal of time at the beach where Debbie truly
She was a compassionate and extremely generous person. Her husband Dave works for the Salvation
Army and Debbie became concerned about the needs of homeless people. She arranged with friends
and family to gather needed supplies. She took up making soaps for the shelter because she wanted it’s
homeless clients to know that someone wanted them to have something nice and special.
Debbie accepted people as they were and as her sister commented after her death-“Debbie
unapologetically lived life as herself”.
Debbie unexpectedly died in her sleep at age 41, January 23, 2020 at her home in St. Paul MN.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband David; daughter Taitum; sons Landon, Christian,
Raylan and Steven; her parents Von and Judi Thompson of Mora MN; sister Vanessa Jagim (Andrew) of
Holmen Wisconsin; nieces Haddie and Remmy; grandmother Barb Rische of Mora MN, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as many friends. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Frank and Junia Thompson; maternal grandfather Ernie Rische; aunt Debbie Rische.