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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Elenora Odella Anderson
April 18, 1924 - November 23, 2019

Place of Birth: Alamo, North Dakota
Residence: Powers Lake, North Dakota
Age: 95

Elenora Anderson, 95, of Powers Lake, ND passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Edgewood Vista in Minot, ND surrounded by her loving family.

Elenora was born April 18, 1924 to Fred and Gertie Stordalen. She and her six siblings were raised on a farm 3 ½ miles south of Alamo, ND. Her dad passed away when she was 11 years old. Four and half years later, her mother and the seven children moved into Alamo. In the spring of 1942, Elenora graduated from Alamo High School.

She married Elmer Anderson March of 1947 in Roswell, NM. They lived in Alamo until 1952 when they moved to Powers Lake. To this union three daughters and one son were born, Eloise, Cheryl, Dennis and Jolene.

Elenora worked as a waitress at the Wagon Wheel Café in Powers Lake for about 17 years. Later she worked for Green Thumb at the Powers Lake Senior Center for a number of years. She was very involved and active in many church activities. She had a kind and giving heart. She helped care for friends dealing with different health issues, daycare for her grandson, made many phone calls to friends that were home bound and brought goodies to friends and neighbors. In her younger years she was member of the Powers Lake Civic Club, also a Homemakers Club and both her and Elmer were active in anything promoting community betterment in Powers Lake. For the last two years she had been living at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living where she made many new friends and enjoyed attending activities.

Those who shared in her life: Eloise Rystedt, Powers Lake; Cheryl (Mike) Rystedt, Minot; Dennis (Colette) Anderson, Wolf Creek; Jolene Anderson, Minot; grandchildren, Joni (Pete) Honrud, Bismarck; Nicki (Ken) Maruskie, Powers Lake, Chris (Chandra) Rystedt, Powers Lake; Amy (Charles) Junas, Minot, Jennifer (John) Melland, Fargo; Jill (Kurtis) Foote, Fargo, Corrie (Tim) Rogness, Hazen, Vaughn (Amber) Anderson, Florida; Dustin (Crisel) Anderson, Dickinson; 26 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; sisters, Mae Thompson, Williston; Junette Schmidt, Mukwonago, WI; brother, Floyd (Arlene) Stordalen, Red Wing, MN; sister-in-law, Mavis Anderson, Bismarck; and numerous nieces and nephews. Elenora was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Anderson; son-in-law, David Rystedt, grandson, Craig Rystedt; great granddaughter, Alyssa Rystedt; her parents, sisters, Marie Lund, Bernice Schwersenska, and Fredella Mattingly; father and mother-in-law, Alfred and Inga Anderson, brothers-in-law, Charles Anderson and Gordon Overland; sister-in-law, Ardelle Overland.

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Duane and Betty (Bottineau, ND)
Nov 27, 2019
Our thoughts are with you Jolene and your family, may she rest in peace.
Patricia Hubel (Palmyra , Maine)
Nov 28, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mom Anderson has left an incredible legacy of faith in her life and in the lives of her children. I treasure the memories of holidays with the Anderson family (at one place or another). The food, the fellowship, and the faith were very present and blessed. Your Mom made me feel as if I belonged. The fishing (rarely catching) trips were filled with “now let me pack you lunch....so you need more...when will you be back...” questions. Then the holidays....”did you get enough....have some more....how about some lutefisk” and then “let’s have coffee and eat dessert” ....uffda! Finally...the special treasures at Christmas- Christmas bread, kringler, and krumkake!!! There was never enough of those goodies! She left a legacy in and with all her children and extended it on to grandchildren and great grandchildren! I don’t think I will ever forget your mom’s use of the phrase “Well goodnight...”. Heaven is richer with her presence and while you feel the loss and grief, Jesus has greeted her with “Well done my good and faithful servant....” and she has paved that pathway for you all! May the Lord give you HIS peace that passes understanding. My love to you all, Pat
Jerry and Laurel Schlag (Minot, ND)
Dec 1, 2019
Jerry and I so enjoyed her at Edgewood.She always loved the accordion music and visiting. She also was my 4H leader in Powers Lake which brings back memories. May she be free of pain now.
JoAnn, Donny moberg (Watford city, N. Dak.)
Dec 2, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you all. She was such a nice, quiet lady. From both of us. RIP
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