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Avanelle Anderson, 92

Avanelle "Evy" Anderson, 92, died Thursday, February 06, 2014.

Avanelle was born May 13, 1921 in Detroit Lakes, the daughter of Edward and Sophie (Rogers) Bisson. She attended school in Callaway through the eighth grade.

Evy married Duane Anderson and the family farmed in the Detroit Lakes area where she was very active in helping with the chores. She would also do laundry for other families and ran the mobile home park that they owned. In her early 40s, she became ill and moved to Alexandria to live with her parents.

Evy will be remembered as a very independent, determined woman who was spunky and had a good sense of humor. She enjoyed playing bingo, doing word searches and loved old time music.

She is survived by her sister, Margaret Kortie of Glenwood; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Vernon; and sisters, Veronica Ritz, Cecelia Bisson and Patricia OBrien.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 8 at Knute Nelson Chapel. Burial was at St. Marys Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria;