Nora V. Anderson (Grandma Nora), age 97, of Cambridge and formerly of Isanti died January 31, 2010 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 5th at Oxlip Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Leroy Scheumann officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, February 4th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Interment will be in Estes Brook Evangelical Cemetery.
Nora Violet Anderson was born August 30, 1912 to Olander and Lena Pearson in Oak Park, Minnesota. She was raised and attended school in the Estes Brook Community. Nora moved to Minneapolis where she worked in various jobs for a period of time. On November 28, 1937 she married Herman Anderson at Estes Brook. They moved to Rockford, Illinois where they lived until moving to Isanti in 1950. Over the years Nora was an active member of Oxlip Evangelical Free Church in rural Isanti and her personal faith in Christ strengthened her throughout her life.
Nora worked in several jobs, including being a telephone operator in Isanti, the Isanti Creamery and the Repackaging Plant, the Cambridge Egg Company and a local Potato Company. Nora owned and operated Nora’s Nick-Nack-Nook on Main Street Isanti for a few years.
She always enjoyed playing table games and she usually won, even up to her last days. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, quilting and creating greeting cards. Nora also did a variety of crafts and sold her items at craft sales and Elaine’s Flowers Christmas Open House. Nora was an independent little lady and drove her own car until age of 90 and lived in an apartment until the age of 95 when she moved to RiverHills assisted living.
Nora Anderson passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West at the age of 97 years, 5 months and 1 day. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman in 1987, and by 9 brothers and sisters.
Nora will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Elaine (Hugo) Strike of Isanti, Joyce Lark of Eden Prairie; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one foster sister, Eunice Herold of Iowa; and by many other relatives and friends.