ROCK-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Eleanor Anderson, of Braham, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2015 at her home. She was 91 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
INURNMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.
Eleanor Elsie Anderson (Mrs. Leo) died Friday, October 30th at her home in Braham at the age of 91.
She was born January 29, 1924 on the north end of Rush Lake in Nessel Township, Braham, MN to Anna (Scheele) and Herman Stahnke. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Rush Lake and confirmed at Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church. She graduated from Braham High School.
She married her Braham High School sweetheart, Leo Anderson, on October 6, 1945 and they celebrated 70 years of marriage this year. They had two daughters, Patricia and Pamela. When they were first married, Leo went into the service, and when he came home they farmed in Maple Ridge until they bought the Red Owl Store in Braham. In 1960, they sold the store and she went to work for the Postal Service in Braham where she worked for 25 years and retired as Postmaster in 1985. Her greatest pleasure was following and watching their grandchildren as they played a variety of sports and music activities. Before games, Jeff, Tim, Craig, Jason, Johnny, and Willi would come to their house for supper and this went on throughout their high school years. Leo and Eleanor really enjoyed having these young people come over.
When they lived at the lake and the grandkids were small, she would take them on her paddleboat and they would paddle all around the lake. Monday was her letter writing day. She would write to all of her grandchildren who were away at college, other relatives, and friends. She enjoyed reading, mowing the lawn, bird watching, and walking. Eleanor was a strong supporter of Braham Schools. She was a colon cancer survivor.
Eleanor was a member of the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. She was on the Park Manor Board for 17 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Les, Herb, and Ralph, and one sister, Lucille (Eugene) Studt.
She is survived by her husband Leo, two daughters, Patsy Anderson of Anoka and Pam Eklund (Steve) of Stanchfield. Five grandchildren, Jeff Eklund (Lindsey) of Stanchfield, Tim Eklund (Rita) of Mahtomedi, Joanna Eklund of Vadnais Heights, Nathan Sund (Beth) of LaJolla, CA, and Elizabeth Seeland (Anders) of Wayzata. Nine great-grandchildren, Tyler, Isaac, Madelyn, and Benjamin Eklund; Owen, Anderson, and Emmett Eklund; Caleb and Luke Seeland, and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.