Sunset Funeral Home & Sunset Cemetery

2250 St Anthony Boulevard NE, Minneapolis, MN


Anita J. Shogren

January 27, 1941June 5, 2020
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Anita Joyce (Bowen) Shogren passed away at her residence in Lauderdale, MN on June 5, 2020 at the age of 79.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Mildred (Proshek) Bowen. Anita is survived by her loving husband, Raymond Paul Shogren, of 54 years. They were married on October 1, 1966. Anita is lovingly remembered by; her sons, Scott (Michelle) Shogren, Terry (Becky) Shogren; grandson, Lucas Shogren; brother, Robert (Marcia) Bowen; and many nieces and nephews.

Anita was born in Stillwater, MN on January 27, 1941. She graduated from Stillwater High School in June of 1959. She worked various jobs, but is most known for her time in the transportation department at Presbyterian Homes. Anita was a child of God and would often share her testimony. She was involved in many activities within the church including bible studies, singing and bell choir. She loved to travel and enjoyed many adventures across the United States with family and friends. She was an avid card player and could have marathon days with her card clubs.

After retirement Anita enjoyed her time being a snowbird with Ray. They would enjoy the summer weather in Minnesota keeping busy visiting family and friends. When the weather started to turn cold they would head South to Texas enjoying the winter months with their Seawind family.

Services will take place at Rose Hill Alliance Church, 2105 Roselawn Ave. W. Roseville, MN on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Visitation at 10:00, service at 11:00. A reception will immediately follow the service at Rose Hill. The service will be live streamed for friends and family who cannot join. Details can be found at Sunset Funeral Home website.

To join the Zoom Memorial Service for Anita, please click on the link below. If this is your first time using Zoom, you may need the meeting ID which is below the link. We will start a video of Anita at 10:00, the service will start at 11:00. You can join anytime after time 10:00. All participants via Zoom will be muted, so you will not be able to talk to us through the link.

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Please leave your condolences and memories below, as they will be published for her family in a hard cover keepsake book as a tribute to Anita's life.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations can be made to either of the following ministries that were very close to Anita’s heart.

*Caring Helping Hands Ministries, Inc. PO Box 498 Kingsville, TX 78364. You can also send money through Zelle to rayliz1974@yahoo.com. or

*STCH (South Texas Children’s Home), PO Box 759, Beeville, TX 78104. Online you can make a donation at https://www.stchm.org/give/#tab-id-2, click on the GIVE TODAY button.


  • Caring Helping Hands Ministries, Inc.
  • STCH (South Texas Children’s Home)



  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020



  • Private Burial


Anita J. Shogren

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Carol Atkins

June 27, 2020

I have known Anita for more than fifty years. I first met her when she married my cousin, Ray. I remember how pleasant and cheerful she always was.
Over the years, seeing her at family events, I saw something in her that I recognized. She had the Peace of Christ in her. I think it was in the early 70's, because that's when I met The Lord on a personal level myself.
Since we shared our love of The Lord, we have grown into really good friends. Lots of good memories of dinners and card games with Bob and Bettye, Ray's brother and his wife. Our annual weekend in Alexandria at Ray's brother, Ron's home. Many talks and many more prayers.
I know today, she is dancing on streets of gold!

Marcia Glasrud Crump

June 27, 2020

Remembering my childhood friend, Anita with so many memories of growing up together in Stillwater. Anita was always full of fun and a zest for life. Anita will be missed so very much by many and especially those who knew her from childhood. She was a true Christian woman with so much love to give to others.
Rest in Peace Anita, now in the loving arms of the Lord.
Marcia Glasrud Crump

Erin Prins

June 26, 2020

Aunt Anita was my great aunt. She was a great aunt; when you were with her, you knew you were special and loved. I have clear memories "playing" Sequence with her, Uncle Ray, and my grandparents, enjoying her laugh, admiring her many rings on her fingers and pretty nails, and soaking in her snuggles(she was the best snuggler and gave great back rubs). Growing up with Anita as my aunt was special. She was always kind and intentional. We shared deep conversations about life and our faith. She was a great listener. I'm thankful for the moments I had with her as an adult and being able to share her with my husband and children. I wish I had more time to share with her. It was a blessing to be around her and to be loved by her.
- Erin (Shogren) Prins

Karen Dorff

June 25, 2020

Anita was one of the first ladies I met at Seawind. She was so kind and patient and a very detailed instructor of card games. She had the most pleasant smile. I will miss her jokes and laughter.

Jenelle Boxberger

June 25, 2020

I'm so happy to have known a great person named Anita, the first year at Seawind she took me under her wing and made me feel welcome and comfortable. I will miss her 💔 and all the laughing while playing cards. I'm am so thankful that the last good bye was followed with "I love you". She will forever be in my heart.

Peg Campbell

June 23, 2020

Nita was a fun and loving person. We shared many inside jokes. Angel on my shoulder. Stealing Turkey skin so the other couldn't have it. Harvest moons. Just one week before she passed I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with her at a Birthday Celebration for a mutual friend. I am so thankful we had time together. I will miss you my friend.

Anita Wilson

June 23, 2020

Nita and I met online 20+ years ago through the Weigh Down Workshop website. We finally met one summer at RainForest Restaurant at Mall of America for lunch. I was living in Indiana at the time. When I moved up to Savage and Shakopee, we decided to meet for lunch at Chevy's in Bloomington. We decided that first summer to meet every month for lunch. I would leave work and meet her and she always got there earlier than I did. She would be munching on chips and salsa and almost had finished the basket. I really appreciated her praying for me as I faced my divorce and the many challenges I have faced. She was my prayer warrior. Her life has left it's imprint on my heart and I will never forget her. We were excited when her and Ray were able to come back home, so we could plan our lunch schedule again. We spoke a week before her going home to be with Jesus. I miss her a lot and will miss going to Chevy's for lunch. I am excited that when it's my turn to leave this earth, that she will be there to meet me and welcome me home.

Jeanne Waller

June 23, 2020

Anita was such a prayer warrior, I often told her, "I want to grow up to be just like you!" She would laugh heartily because we were only two years apart in age. Anita was our "greeter" at Seawind, as she always sat at a table near the door of the Rec'hall to greet any newcomers and make them feel welcome. We shared so much together during our two seasons at Seawind, that we felt like we had been friends for a very long time. Donnie and I will miss her greatly at the Bible Study, and Church, and listening to her singing. When she said she'd pray for someone, she did, right then, and she would remember to check with them later. She was a huge encourager and support to everyone at Seawind, and she will be greatly missed!

Jan Granquist Most

June 22, 2020

Anita and I grew up as neighbors on the North Hill is Stillwater. Endless memories!! We kept is touch throughout the years and starting meeting for lunch in the summer. We were making plans to meet at Pioneer Park in Stillwater , as we had done last summer. You were a true, fun loving, honest, Christian friend, Anita, and I will cherish our memories forever.

Carol Jaggars

June 22, 2020

Dear Niter,

we had ten wonderful years of friendship. So much laughter, tears and prayers.

You touched so many hearts in your life and you will be dearly missed. Although I won’t miss you getting me in trouble at church.

Will always have those beautiful memories of you to cherish.

Your sister in love Carol