C. Suzann (Merritt) Anderson, 69, Elkton

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sue (Merritt) Anderson, 69, of Elkton, Minn., was called home Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. For the past 13 months, she fought a tough battle with pancreatic cancer with her family by her side every step of the way.

Sue Anderson

Sue was born March 25, 1943, in Austin, Minn., the daughter of Howard and Mary (McGee) Merritt. She graduated from Elkton High School in 1961 and was united in marriage to Donald Anderson on Oct. 16, 1965, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin.

Sue worked for the Mayo Clinic until starting a family when she became a mother and farm wife for many years. She later worked as a waitress at the Port in Elkton and then became a paraprofessional at Southland Middle School for 17 years, where the students referred to her as “Mrs. A.” She retired in 2008.

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She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Sue enjoyed playing cards, cooking, an occasional slot machine, crocheting, loving life and most of all being with her family.

Sue is survived by her husband Don Anderson, Elkton; children, Jackie Anderson, Elkton, Kelly (Gary) Mullenbach, Adams, Minn., Keri (Casey) Eglinton, Hokah, Minn., Leslie Anderson (Trevor Arndt), Blooming Prairie, Minn.; grandchildren, Chelsey (Drew Gappa), Garret and Josh Mullenbach, Gage Anderson, McKenna Eglinton, Lane and Karley Arndt; sisters, Mary Kay Renchin, Austin, Patricia (Walter) Forschen, Anoka, Minn.; brothers, James (Diane) Merritt, Austin, Terry (Nancy) Grunwaldt, Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Mary Merritt, brother-in-law Dale Renchin and nephew Chad Forschen.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams with Father Thomas Loomis officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Austin. Visitation will be held at the Adams Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. There will be no reviewal at the church.