Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at Hope Evangelical Free Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Elvera was born April 24, 1914 in rural Marshall township of Pocahontas county, to Erick Bjorklund and Ida (Anderson) Bjorklund. She lived on her parent's farm near Albert City, and attended a one-room grammar school east of Albert City. Elvera graduated from Albert City H.S. in 1932. Elvera was baptized and confirmed (1929) into the Christian faith and was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City until 1949. After 1949, she was a member of the Center Grove Evangelical Free Church in rural Alta and Hope Evangelical Free Church of Storm Lake.
Elvera married LeRoy E. Anderson on May 20, 1938 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City. They began married life on a farm NE of Storm Lake until 1948. Their four children were born here, Derwyn, Gordon, Linda and Lynette (twins). From 1948-1978, Elvera and LeRoy lived on a farm SW of Rembrandt. During retirement, they lived in Storm Lake. The last several years of Elvera's life has been at Pleasant View Home in Albert City.
Elvera enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was an avid sports fan of her children's baseball and basketball games. She was a faithful member of Hope Evangelical Free Church in Storm Lake where she was involved with the White Cross and WMS. She was a member of the Mother of Twins Club. Elvera treasured her family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Elvera was preceded in death by her parents, Erick and Ida; her husband, LeRoy; one son, Gordon; one sister, Esther; five brothers: Rudolph (Ellen) Bjorklund; Elmer (Emma) Bjorklund; Walter (Juanita) Bjorklund; Arthur (Bertha) Bjorklund; and Roy Bjorklund.
Elvera is survived by one son, Derwyn (Jackie) Anderson of St. Joseph, Minn.; two daughters: Linda (Phil) Smith of Alexandria, Minn.; Lynette (Henry) Nabben of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; one daughter-in-law, Joleen Anderson of Rembrandt; six grandchildren: Mark (Veronica) Anderson of St. Cloud, Minn.; Karen (Steve) Elliott of Eagan, Minn.; Kevin (Jean) Smith of Parkers Prairie, Minn.; Kari (Greg) Springer of Brainerd, Minn.; Jason Anderson of Rembrandt; Rebekah Anderson of Portland, Ore.; seven great grandchildren, Kirsten, Greta, Brandt, Tyler, Lance, Kailey, and Carter; nieces; nephews; extended family and friends.