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LeNore Anderson

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April 6, 1925-Feb. 23, 2011

LeNore M. Anderson, 85, of Detroit Lakes died Wednesday February 23, 2011 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

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LeNore Marjorie Anderson was born to Clarence and Hulda Swenson Olson on April 6, 1925 in rural Gibbon, Minn. She was baptized at home and confirmed at Clear Lake Lutheran Church in rural Gibbon.

She attended Gibbon Public Schools, graduating from Gibbon High School in 1943. She attended Mankato State Teachers College, where she received her teaching degree. She taught at various country schools around the Gaylord/Gibbon area.

On June 26, 1948 LeNore was united in marriage to Warren M. Anderson at First Lutheran Church in Winthrop, Minn. They bought a farm in Gibbon and she went back to school at Mankato for her four-year teaching degree. She continued to teach in the Gibbon Public School System for many years. She was a music teacher, a Sunday school teacher at First Lutheran Church, a Cornish Huskers 4-H club leader, and was active in many women's groups in the community.

She and Warren later moved to Winthrop, after Warren retired. After LeNore retired they built a home on Straight Lake in Northern Minnesota, fulfilling a lifelong dream they had of living on a lake.

LeNore was active in the Osage Community Center, the Straight Lake Ladies Club, and Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. She loved playing the piano, crocheting, knitting, quilting, traveling, camping, and sharing her knowledge of rocks with everyone. She especially loved spending time with family and friends.

Surviving LeNore are two daughters, Lynette (Edwin) Hilden of Osage and Susanne (Harry) Hilden of Detroit Lakes; four grandchildren, Jacque (Lance) Schoeberl of Park Rapids, James (Cara Ferrier) Hilden of Morrison, Colo., Heather (Keith) Breckheimer, of Chaska, Minn., and Heidi Hilden of Larchwood, Iowa; two brothers, Cyrus (Vivian) Olson of Albert Lea, Minn., and Gordon (Joan) Olson, of Chatfield, Minn.; sister-in-law, Leilah Anderson of Winthrop, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Warren (1991); parents, and an infant brother, Clarence Einar.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday Feb. 28 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Interment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 in Winthrop Cemetery, Winthrop, Minn.

Services have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

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