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Elizabeth Anderson

December 31, 1930 — September 10, 2017

Elizabeth Anderson, age 86 of Hoffman, died Sunday, September 10, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Zimmerman, Minnesota.

Elizabeth Ann Anderson was born on December 31, 1930, in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Lloyd and Evelyn (Anderson) Stivers. She was baptized in the Lutheran Faith, graduated from Minneapolis South High School in 1948, and continued her education in nurses training with the University of Minnesota, becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Elizabeth married Lester Dahlgren on September 15, 1951, in the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. They lived in Minneapolis and Lester passed away on September 11, 1958.

On July 8, 1961, Elizabeth married Virgil Anderson in the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. After their marriage they lived on a farm by Farwell where they dairy farmed until 1984, when they sold out and moved into Hoffman. Virgil passed away on February 4, 2010. Elizabeth worked as an LPN with the Hoffman Nursing Home until her retirement. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Kensington. She served as a past American Legion Auxiliary District 7 President. Elizabeth’s hobbies included reading, crocheting, embroidering, watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, and the special time spent with her family.

Elizabeth is survived by four children, Loren (Nancy) Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Lisa (Lyle) Hauck of Fergus Falls, Lynda (Bob) Ponting of Zimmerman and Louise Torrie of Denver, Colorado; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Rev. Lloyd Stivers, and by numerous relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Evelyn Stivers; two husbands, Lester Dahlgren and Virgil Anderson; and sister, Genevieve Stivers.

Memorials will be donated to the First Lutheran Church.

Memorial Service: 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 28, 2017 at First Lutheran Church, Kensington, MN with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Interment: First Lutheran Cemetery, Kensington.

Arrangements by Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman, MN

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