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Helen AndersonSeptember 12, 1923 ~ November 26, 2016 (age 93)
Helen Claire Anderson, age 93, went to her heavenly home, Saturday, November 26, 2016. Helen was born September 12, 1923, the daughter of Henry and Ada Cornelius Hendrickson.
Helen grew up on the Hendrickson farm south of Alvarado, Minnesota in Polk County and was brought up in a Christian home. She attended and belonged to the Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, where her Grandfather Ole Hendrickson was a charter member. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. As a little child, she was taught how much Jesus loves little children. Helen attended Lakeside School, a one room schoolhouse, after the eighth grade she went to Alvarado High School for one year and then graduated from Oslo High School with the Class of 1942.
She was preceded in death by her sister Gladys and her two brothers Menford and Clarence. Clarence passed away during infancy. She married Edward James Anderson on November 6, 1947. They lived in Warren, Minnesota until 1947 when they purchased a house in Alvarado where they spent all their married life. Ed worked several jobs until he was employed at the Great Northern Railway, he preceded her in death on September 19, 1983. Helen was very involved in the Lutheran Church in Alvarado.
Later in life Helen moved to Windham, Maine and stayed with her daughter Cheryl and her husband Larry and eventually was put into Seaside Healthcare in Portland, Maine where she remained until her passing. Cheryl Ann Huff preceded her in death in 2012.
She is survived by her two sons James Edward, Columbia, South Carolina, and John Michael, Abilene, Kansas. Her son in law Larry Huff of Portland Maine. Her grandchildren and family Anthony Huff, Nicholas and Rhonda Huff, Melissa Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Tyler and Bess Anderson, Caycee Anderson. Her Great, Great Grandchildren and family, Chelsea Huff, Rebecca Huff, Molly Anderson, and Brooke Anderson and Jessica Grosz.
Helen was devoted to her family, church and those in need and leaves us with many precious memories.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life”.
SERVICE: 2:00 PM on Friday, May 19, 2017 at New Hope Lutheran Church in Alvarado, MN
INTERMENT: Oaklawn Cemetery, Alvarado, MN