Eunice C. Anderson, age 84, of Glenwood, died Thursday, August 20, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A public memorial gathering to remember Eunice and celebrate her life will be held indoors/outdoors on Saturday, August 29th at Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood. Friends are invited to stop between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to visit with the family. Pursuant to Gov. Walz's executive order, face masks will be required in the funeral home building and those attending are asked to properly social distance both indoors and out. Private family inurnment will be in Farwell Cemetery. Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Glenwood.
Eunice Carolyn Yell was born on May 16, 1936, in Donnelly, MN. She was the second of six children born to Floyd and Beatrice (Peterson) Yell. Eunice and her siblings were raised on a farm near Barrett and attended school in Barrett. On October 10, 1953, she was united in marriage to Arlen “Andy” LouVoy Anderson at Bethel Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake. Their marriage was blessed with four sons, Wayne, Dana, Mark, and Mitch.
The couple first made their home in Farwell, where Andy worked with his father at the Farwell Creamery. Over the course of the next 15 ½ years his job would take the family to Palisade and Parkers Prairie. Upon the death of Andy’s father in July of 1969, the family moved back to Farwell, where Andy assumed the role of manager at the Farwell Creamery. In 1978, Eunice and Andy moved to Glenwood, where for the next 27 years she worked in the kitchen at Glenwood Retirement Village and Andy commuted to Cyrus where he worked at the elevator. In her free time, Eunice enjoyed gardening, traveling, and card parties.
Following their retirement, Eunice and Andy cherished the time they were able to spend camping on Lake #7 at Green Valley Resort in Nevis, where they spent many hours together fishing. The two shared 58 years of marriage before Andy’s death in 2012.
Eunice will be remembered most by her family for the example she and Andy set when it came to modeling what marriage should look like. Their family was blessed to see a working marriage based on love and trust. The importance of family to Eunice was especially evident in her home, where photos of family and friends were displayed on every wall. Children and grandchildren grew up before your eyes in the living room.
In recent years, Eunice could be seen walking and exercising at the clinic. It was her overall good health that sustained her following her lung cancer diagnosis in January of 2020 and for the seven months that followed. She spent a large part of the summer at the St. Cloud Hospital, where the nursing staff came to know her and grew fond of her.
It goes without saying that Eunice will be deeply and dearly missed. Even so, her family is happy and grateful that she felt she had gotten all she could out of this life and that she passed peacefully, with no regrets, on Thursday morning, August 20, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Eunice is survived by three sons, Wayne (Beth) Anderson of Glenwood, Dana (Becky) Anderson of Willmar, and Mark (special friend, Judy Rising) Anderson of St. Cloud; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ramona Johnson, Beverly Lee, and Arlinda “Linda” Yell, all of Glenwood; a brother, Arlen (Cynthia) Yell of Alexandria; and a sister-in-law, Sue Yell of Mentor, MN; her late husband’s sister, Janet (Daryll) Velde of Glenwood; and her late husband’s brothers, Curt Anderson of Minnetonka and Gregg (Pat) Anderson of Mounds View; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Beatrice Yell; her husband, Arlen “Andy” Anderson; a son, Mitch Anderson; her brother, Dennis Yell; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Johnson.
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