Brenda McElrath, of Mora, died on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at First Light Health System in Mora. She was 55 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013 at Living Hope Assembly of God in Mora with Rev. Steve Eckholm officiating.
VISITATION will be from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Monday at the church.
Brenda Lee McElrath (Anderson), of Mora, Minnesota, passed away on December 11th, 2013 at First Light Health System in Mora. She was 55 years old.
Brenda was born November 17th, 1958 in Plattsburgh, NY to Duane Anderson and Mary Rinn. She grew up in Isanti County and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1977. She married shortly after graduation on February 25th of 1978 to Norris McElrath. To this union four sons were born.
Brenda worked and lived in East Central Minnesota the rest of her life. She opened her heart and home to a great many people, always taking in friends and family in their times of need. Never one to turn away a stranger in need of a place at the Thanksgiving dinner table, she will be missed by all.
She is survived by mother, Mary Rinn; step-mother, Linda Anderson; children, Andrew McElrath, Benjamin McElrath, Mitchell McElrath and Nathaniel McElrath; grandchildren, Tryston Grady, Amadeus McElrath, Zella McElrath and Zachary McElrath; sisters: Lynette Anderson and Amy Potter; brothers, Duane Anderson Jr., Kenny Anderson, Rodney Anderson and Dennis Anderson.