M. Elaine Anderson, 74 of Duluth, died on October 1, 2020 with family by her side.
Elaine was born October 19, 1945 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. She moved to the United States at age 4 with her mother Margaret Gallagher and adoptive father Dennis Gallagher. August 10, 1968, she married Terry Anderson. Elaine was dedicated to her career as a nurse spending most of that time at St. Louis County Health Department. Elaine retired early allowing her to travel and have adventures. She couldn’t stay away from Nursing and later returned to work as an RN at Mount Royal Pines III.
Elaine enjoyed traveling taking motorcycle and sailing adventures, drinking her coffee while doing her morning crossword and volunteering at Animal Allies. Elaine was an eternal caregiver, caring for her own parents and in-laws. Elaine loved spending time with her friends, most of whom she met in her work. She loved and spoiled her Grandchildren; she will be greatly missed.
Elaine is preceded in Death by her mother Margaret (Morrissey) Gallagher, adoptive father Dennis Gallagher Sr. and brother Dennis Gallagher Jr.
Elaine is survived by Terry Anderson; her daughters Kelly Anderson Hoenig and (John Hoenig) and son John Terry Hoenig; Sarah and Ben Knutson and their children Maija, Noble and Rowan; her sister Maureen (Dave) Luhm; brother Peter Gallagher and his daughter Lee Ann.
Visitation will be on Tuesday October 6th from 5pm-7pm in the Dougherty Funeral Home and will continue Wednesday October 7th at 10:00am until the 11:00am service. The service will be streamed live from the Dougherty Funeral Home Facebook page.
Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2nd St., Duluth, MN (218) 727-3555.
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