VerNel Anderson

VerNel “Nellie” Anderson, 84, formerly of Staples, passed away April 27, 2020 in New Hope.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Staples.

Nellie was born February 12, 1936 to Hans and Anna (Frigaard) Haraldson in Elbow Lake Township. She married Waldemar (Wally) Anderson on October 3, 1955. Nellie worked at the Staples Post Office for 46 years. She was the first ever female mail carrier and held the position for 15 years; and then served as a window clerk up until the time of her retirement in 2013. She enjoyed serving and talking with all customers. After retiring, her time was spent close to home. She loved spending it with family, friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

VerNel is survived by her five children, three daughters, Cheryl Kosowski, Kim (Paul) Gerou and Pam Eckland; two sons, Dar Anderson and Mike (Angela) Anderson; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wally; one sister, Aldora and one brother, Herbert.

Arrangements were by the Cremation Society of Minnesota.

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