Arlette Elaine Anderson, age 83, of Minnetonka, formerly of Dassel, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at her home.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Interment of the urn will be at Lake Arvilla Cemetery in rural Dassel.
There will be a time to gather with the family one hour prior to the service.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Arlette was born Aug. 14, 1935, in Aitkin, the daughter of Richard and Anna (Eschenbacher) Eimer. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and was presently a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
Arlette grew up in the Aitkin area and graduated from Aitkin High School. She furthered her education by attending St. Cloud State University.
Arlette was united in marriage to Melvin Anderson Aug. 25, 1956, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin. The couple made their home in Cokato for several years, before moving to Hutchinson.
In 1966, Arlette and Melvin purchased a farm in Collinwood Township, where they made their home and raised their three daughters.
Arlette was a dedicated mother, who drove her daughters to Minneapolis for piano and dance lessons.
She had been employed by Hutchinson Technology, Inc. for numerous years before her retirement.
In the fall of 2017, Melvin and Arlette moved to Minnetonka, where they have since resided.
Arlette loved to spend time with her family, and especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed the holidays, and Christmas was one of her favorite times of the year. She had traveled several times to the Bahamas and to other destinations around the United States.
After retiring, Melvin and Arlette had enjoyed traveling internationally, and had traveled to Korea, China, and several other spots around the world.
Arlette could often be found in her garden, shopping, and going for walks in the countryside.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin Anderson of Minnetonka; daughters, Sheryl Shark of Beverly Hills, CA, Shelly (Terry) Nelson of Plymouth, and Jillaine (Jeff) Savage of Edina; five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Andrew) Richardson, Ashley Nelson, Brady Nelson, Zach Savage, and Alex Savage; and a great-grandchild, William Miller.
Arlette was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Anna Eschenbacher; and siblings, Alfred Gathman, Helen Nienow, Georgiana Wold, Richard Eimer, and Raymond Eimer.