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Genevieve H. Anderson

Genevieve H. Anderson

April 28, 1923 - Nov. 14, 2008

WILLMAR -- Genevieve H. Anderson, 85, of Willmar died Friday at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Willmar United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Tromso Cemetery in rural Lake Lillian.

Arrangements are by Harvey Anderson Funeral Home and West Central Cremation Service, Willmar.

She was born April 28, 1923, in Lake Lillian to Guy and Esther (Johnson) Nielson. She grew up in the Lake Lillian and Atwater areas and graduated from Atwater High School in 1941. graduated from St. Cloud State in 1943, and in 1953, she graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in elementary education.

She married Everett L. Anderson on May 25, 1957, in Atwater. They lived in Willmar. She taught second grade at Granite Falls and St. Louis Park elementary schools and at Lincoln and Washington elementary schools in Willmar before retiring in 1967. Everett died on Oct. 8, 1968. Since 2003, Genevieve has been a resident of Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and Willmar United Methodist Church. She was active in church circles.

She is survived by her children: Eugenie (and Daniel) Hurley of Willmar and Christian (and Kari) Anderson of Spicer; stepchildren: Connie (and Ed) Hjermstad of Chanhassen and Kristopher (and Terrie) Anderson of Perham; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers: Glennis (and Betty) Nielson of St. Paul and Rolland (and Colleen) Nielson of Aberdeen, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and two sisters.