Anderson, Florence Bernice 91

Anderson (Erickson), Florence Bernice
age 91, of Cokato passed away Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at St. Cloud Hospital. Florence was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 14th, 1926 to Ruby and Otto Erickson. She grew up in Stockholm and Grove City, Minnesota. Florence graduated from Grove City High School and went to Normal Teacher’s Training in Litchfield, Minnesota. She taught Country School at Lake Jennie and Henderson. Florence was united in marriage to Evald Anderson on June 7, 1947. They 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. Florence was 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, Arizona. Some years after Evald’s death she became a resident of Edgewood Gables, where she enjoyed bingo, Dominoes and cards. She was involved in many activities.
Florence will be dearly missed by her two children, Gordon (Jeanie) Anderson, of Cokato, MN 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.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers, Roger and Chuck, and her sister Dorothy.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Stockholm Lutheran Church. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, and continue 1 hour prior to services at church on Thursday. Memorials are preferred to Stockholm Lutheran Church. www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534