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Evelyn Anderson

July 18, 1935-Jan. 19, 2012

Evelyn C. Anderson, 75, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo, surrounded by her loving family, after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23 in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Evelyn Clarice Anderson was born to Theodore and Mabel (Anderson) Gilbertson on July 18, 1935 in Barnesville, Minn. She was educated in rural schools in the Rothsay and Barnesville area.

Evelyn was united in marriage to Harold Anderson, the love of her life, on July 31, 1954 and they settled in Detroit Lakes shortly after. They resided on the south shore of Little Detroit Lake for 15 years and then moved to the Chesterfield addition, where they remained until the time of her death.

Evelyn was a wonderful and caring wife and mother. She always worked as a homemaker and loved children; even taking care of other children after her own had grown. She loved her home and family and was the center of a loving home. She had many talents, including mosaic artwork, sewing, bread baking, and lefsa making, among many others.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Harold Anderson of Detroit Lakes; a son, David Anderson of Detroit Lakes; a daughter, Beverly (Paul) Johnson of Detroit Lakes; four grandchildren, Joe (Hope) Johnson of Detroit Lakes, Teri Johnson (Nathian) of Detroit Lakes, James (Abby) Johnson of Pelican Rapids and Michael (April) Fistler of Detroit Lakes; three great grandchildren, Danielle Kramer, Abigail Lee and Wyatt Johnson; five sisters, Dorothy (Larry) Peterson of Detroit Lakes, Gladys (Dick) Hammill of Cambridge, Minn., Myrtle (Roy) Kittelson of Detroit Lakes, Thora Theissen of Aberdeen, S.D., and Alice Moench of Muscatine, Iowa; two brothers, Gordon (Dorothy) Gilbertson of Detroit Lakes and Charles (Gloria) Gilbertson of Moorhead.

Preceding her in death were a daughter and son-in-law. Linda and Jim Fistler; her parents; three brothers, Oscar, Lawrence and Jerome Gilbertson; and a sister, Ruth Kloeppel.

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