SHIRLEY (BRANDSOY) ANDERSON
June 23, 1941 - March 2, 2010
Funeral services for Shirley (Brandsoy) Anderson, 68, of Bricelyn will be at 3 pm Saturday at North Blue Earth Lutheran Chrch, rural Bricelyn. Visitation will be Friday from 4 - 7 pm at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth.
Shirley was born June 23, 1941, in rural Faribault County, the daughter of Alvin and Sophia (Mohr) Brandsoy.
She was raised and educated at Frost where she was a 1959 graduate of Frost High School. Following high school, she attened Fairview School of Nursing. She married Gene Anderson September 23, 1961, at North Blue Earth Lutheran Church. She earned her Registered Nursing Certirficate in 1965 and worked at the Wells Hospital, where she served as Director of Nursing, until it closed in the 1980's.
The couploe farmed near Bricelyn while she worked at the hospital. Later she worked as a Home Health Nurse and then at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth as Assistant Director of Nursing. She retired in 2006. She has been an active member of North Blue Earth Lutheran Church her entire life. She loved gardening, was a great cook, and enjoyed all types of family gatherings. She was a humanitarian in the truest sense of the word.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Gene, of Bricelyn; her son, Darren of Bricelyn, her daughter Christine (Tim) Kuehl of Reinbeck, Iowa; her son, Daniel (Amy) of Mankato; her sister, JoAnn (Eldo) Overbo of Wells, her brother, Earl (Barb) Brandsoy of Mesa, AZ, her sister, Mary (Russell) Erichsrud of Blue Earth, her brother, Dale (Portia) of Blue Earth, her sister, Judy (Gary) Underdahl of Elmore; her sister Carol (Jim) Schroeder of Alden. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Helen Brandsoy and her step-father, Arthur Yost.
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