Eleanor J. Anderson, 89, of Iron passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia.

She was born on January 1, 1930 in Zim to Uno and Eine (Kesti) Salin and attended school in Cherry and the Duluth School of Business.

Eleanor married Wilhart Anderson on September 16, 1950 and they later worked in partnership operating Anderson’s Service in Iron. She belonged to the Iron Area Senior Citizen’s Club and the Fayal Golden Club. Eleanor was an avid reader and especially enjoyed her card playing days with neighborhood friends.

Eleanor is survived by her son Michael (Susan) Anderson of Iron; grandsons Robert (Deanna) Anderson, Paul (Em) Anderson, Alan (Desi Tomczak) Sherek; seven great-grandchildren, Nathan, Taylor, Avery and Kendall Anderson, Veronica Bandis, Ava and Ian Sherek; and nieces Patty and Gail Peterson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, daughter Jean Anderson, granddaughter Christine Anderson and sister Doris Peterson.


Eleanor requested no funeral service or memorial gifts. Private family burial will be held at a later date. The family thanks the staff of St. Michael’s and East Range Hospice for their kind and considerate care of Eleanor. Arrangements are with the Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.


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