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Bernice (Yost) Anderson, 104

Jun 19, 2015

Blue Earth Bernice Anderson of Blue Earth, died June 15, 2015 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center at the age of 104.

Funeral was held on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Concordia Bear Lake Lutheran Church, in Albert Lea. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Bernice was born Sept. 7, 1910, in Freeborn County, to Charles and Bertha (Lindeman) Yost. She was baptized and confirmed at Concordia Bear Lake Lutheran Church. She graduated from Emmons High School in 1926. After a year at Mankato Normal College, Bernice taught one room school until her marriage on July 23, 1932 to Ernest R. Anderson. The family lived in Emons,

Wykoff, Elmore, Jasper, Lakefield and Blue Earth.

After raising her children, Bernice completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees and taught fourth grade in Blue Earth from 1963-1976. Following her retirement from the classroom, she taught piano lessons for many years. Her interests included music, travel, Chautauqua book club, card games, gardening and service to her church.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Ellsworth, her sister Arlene, her husband, and their sons Keith and Roland Ross Anderson.

She is survived by two children; Beverly (Murray) Swenson, of Hutchinson, and Lyle (Ruth) Anderson, of Edina; six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Trinity Lutheran Church or donors choice.