BRENDA MCELRATH

B. McElrath web photoBrenda 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.

 

 

5 guestbook entries for BRENDA MCELRATH

  1. Jessica K December 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Brenda was such a kind and caring woman, she will be missed!

  2. Sarah Seiler December 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Brenda was a very kind hearted person and was one of my best friends. I worked with her for 7 years at walmart and even after I left walmart her and I remained very close. She would always make time to talk to me when ever I called no matter what time it was or what she had going on and if I didn’t call her once a week she would call me to check in. She did my family a huge favor by adopting 3 cats that my mom had to find a home for. I was very sad to hear of her passing and in shock. I am glad I had talked to her on Monday night and offered to give her a ride home from work on Tuesday the 10th and got to spend a few hours with her before I headed for home. When I left Tuesday night little did I know that would be the last time I would see Brenda again. I got the call from her kids on Wednesday morning and was just in shock. Brenda was such a sweetie in so many ways and will be missed very much. I am blessed to call her my friend.

  3. Lynn Rudolph December 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    Brenda was a very special friend to me. I always enjoy her smiles and hugs she gave me. I really enjoyed working with her at Walmart. My thoughts and prayers go out too her family.

  4. Sherry December 19, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    I went to school with Brenda, when I would go through the check out at Wal-Mart we would catch up a bit. I was just there yesterday. I looked around to see if she was there and thought of her. I just saw it in the paper, so sad….She will be miss. my thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.

  5. Opal Harris December 20, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    Brenda was a very sweet and dear friend to me and my family. We’ll miss her alot.

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