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Helen Julia Anderson

Helen Julia Anderson, age 101, passed away in Bloomington Minnesota on June 4, 2023.

Helen was born to Mary (Kraker) and Paul Lobe in 1921, and was raised in Ely, Minnesota. She graduated from Ely High School and attended nursing school in Detroit, Michigan at Harper Hospital School of Nursing. She then attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Public Health Nursing. Helen served her country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Nursing Corps., treating wounded WWII soldiers.

In 1947, she married Harry John Anderson, also from Ely. They traveled to fulfill Harry's military obligations and had four children, Ann Linnea, Elizabeth Jane, Karl Eric and Harriet June. After Harry's retirement from active duty in the Marines, Helen worked as a Public Health Nurse for St. Louis County. They settled in northern Minnesota. Helen and Harry were married for 59 years and enjoyed travelling, spending time at their cabin, and playing bingo.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Harry John Anderson, and her siblings John, Paul, Bill, Frank, Mayme, and Ann. She is survived by all of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many beloved friends. She will be remembered as an intelligent, friendly, and hardworking mother as well as a friend to all who knew her.

Donations to the MDS Foundation will be accepted in Helen's name at

Interment at Fort Snelling at a later date.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1pm Sunday, June 18th with visitation one hour prior at:

Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

5000 W 50th & Hwy 100

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