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Eleinore Anderson

April 29, 1924-Feb. 4, 2009

Eleinore Anderson, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at the Meadow Lakes Nursing Home in Mooresville, Ind.

Eleinore Anderson was born to Walter and Ruth (Tucker) Hagen on April 29, 1924 in Minneapolis. She was a 1941 graduate of St. Louis Park (Minn.) High School and earned degrees in home economics and business from the University of Minnesota in 1945. While at the U of M, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

Eleinore married Winfred "Ted" Anderson on Sept. 14, 1946 in Minneapolis. In 1948 they moved to Dassel, Minn., and in 1949, to Detroit Lakes. Eleinore cherished time with her family, but during her working life, she was a partner with Donna Nester and Kay Larson in the Marquee Gift Shop for seven years; was a substitute teacher in the Detroit Lakes Public Schools and worked for Becker County Human Services.

Eleinore was also active in the Congregational Church, was a Campfire Leader, was an active member of P.E.O., the Damien Society, served on the Library Board, and was an avid supporter of Laker athletics. She faithfully attended her daughters' activities and, along with her husband, Ted, raised funds for the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center.

Eleinore enjoyed tending her beautiful yard and flower gardens, and she treasured the time she spent with her family and friends. Ted passed away July 15, 2006.

Eleinore is survived by two daughters, Jackie (Ted) Coyle of Plainfield, Ind., and Conni (Jack) Jannett of Apple Valley, Minn.; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a brother, Jack (Audrey) Hagen of Golden Valley, Minn.

In addition to her husband, Eleinore was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Walter Hagen, Jr. Memorials are preferred sent to the Congregational Church in Detroit Lakes or Camp Courage, 8046 - 83rd St. NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Congregational Church-United Church of Christ in Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Mark Kuether officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Fort Snelling.

The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes and Hall-Baker Funeral Home in Plainfield, Ind., are serving the family. An online guest registration is available at