Eunice M. Anderson


MOUNT MORRIS – Eunice M. Anderson, 85, of Mt. Morris went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. She was born Aug. 12, 1936, in Page, North Dakota, to Rev. Maurice and Elsie (Ulstrom) Powers.

A soprano who loved to sing, Eunice had the opportunity to be a soloist at New Berlin High School, where she graduated in 1954. She went on to complete nurse’s training and earn her RN at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Illinois.

She met William Paul Anderson while she was working as a nurse at Case Western Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and the two were married on Aug. 11, 1962, in Chrisman, Ill.

After they married, the couple moved to Muskogee, Okla., and then to McPherson, Kan., where their two children were born. The family soon settled in Mt. Morris, where Eunice worked as a nurse for 26 years at Pinecrest Manor, retiring in 1998.

Eunice was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Morris. Over the years, she sang in the choir, she and Paul helped lead the youth group early on, and she later taught Sunday school for many years, and served on the social committee and as a deaconess.

Eunice especially enjoyed her grandchildren, and she and Paul clocked many miles traveling weekly to and from Wheaton, Illinois, to help care for them. She also served on two mission trips to Honduras and traveled to Louisiana to lend aid after Hurricane Katrina. At home, she enjoyed visiting with friends and family, sewing clothes, reading, and puzzles. 

She is survived by her husband, Paul; two children, Beth Hoglund of Rockford, and Doug (Katherine) Anderson of Wheaton; 9 grandchildren, Wyatt Anderson, Samuel Anderson, Bella Anderson, Marion Anderson, Mike Hoglund, Cindy (Greg) Walters, Randy (Bonnie) Hoglund, Val Hoglund, and Brad (Sonia) Hoglund; 11 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Marjorie Oakes of Warrens, Wis., and Ruth (Fredrick) Menz of Menomonie, Wis. She was preceded in death by Eunice and Paul’s son-in-law, Gene Hoglund, along with their brother-in-law, Lloyd Oakes, and Eunice’s parents.

Eunice was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, who served the Lord and others faithfully, and who believed the promise of God’s Word in Psalm 16:11, “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy.”

Her celebration of life service was held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Morris with Rev. Bruce McKanna officiating. The visitation was also held at the church, beginning at 10 a.m. Burial was immediately following the service at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Morris. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to: Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Morris, 102 S. Seminary, Mt. Morris, IL 61054

 

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