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Florence Anderson, 91

Florence Bernice (Erickson) Anderson, age 91, of Cokato, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, at St. Cloud Hospital.

Florence was born March 14, 1926, in Minneapolis, to Ruby and Otto Erickson. She grew up in Stockholm and Grove City.

After graduating from Grove City High School, Florence went to Normal Teacher’s Training in Litchfield. She taught country school at Lake Jennie and Henderson.

Florence was united in marriage to Evald Anderson June 7, 1947. The couple made their home in Lamson, and had two children, Gordy and Jane.

Florence and Evald were involved in farming and the establishment of Anderson Seeds.

A dedicated farm wife and mother, Florence enjoyed crafts, quilting, garage sales, and reading, as well as her many duties as a farm wife.

In 1977, Florence and Evald moved to Cokato. For many winters, they spent time in Yuma, AZ.

Some years after Evald’s death, Florence became a resident of Edgewood Gables in Cokato, where she enjoyed bingo, Dominoes, and cards; and was involved in many activities.

Florence will be dearly missed by her two children, Gordon (Jeanie) Anderson, of Cokato, and Jane (Keith) Quanbeck, of Ankeny, IA; her seven grandchildren, Shawn, Shannon, Ryan, Megan, Anna, BJ, and Danny; her 13 great-grandchildren,; her brother, John (Barb) Erickson; her sisters-in-law, Mae Evenski, and Sally Erickson; as well as many friends and relatives.

In addition to her husband, Evald, Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Roger and Chuck; and her sister Dorothy.

Services took place Thursday, July 6 at 11 a.m. at Stockholm Lutheran Church. There was a gathering of family and friends Wednesday, July 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, continuing Thursday at the church, one hour prior to the services.

Memorials are preferred to Stockholm Lutheran Church.

Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato; www.swansonpeterson.com.

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