LOUISE SANDERS, age 98, of Ellsworth, died Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth. She was born on March 23, 1913 in Ellsworth, MN to parents Peter and Steintje (Lupkes) Aeilts. She attended country school.
She was united in marriage to Ralph E. Sanders on June 2, 1934 in Sioux City, IA. After their marriage, they made their home in Ellsworth and owned and operated a trucking business until 1984. Louise was also a cook at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home and was a store clerk for Bofenkamp Hardware in Ellsworth, MN.
Louise was a member of the Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth, Presbyterian Women, she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She was also a member of Eastern Star and Ransford Chapter #43. She enjoyed ceramics, quilting, bowling, playing cards and playing the organ.
She is survived by one son, Eugene (Sandra) Sanders, Ellsworth, MN; one granddaughter, Julie (Collin) Heroux, Ellsworth, MN; two grandsons, Brett Sanders, New Ulm, MN; and Jeff Sanders, Fridley, MN.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ralph on September 11, 1999, son, Roger Sanders on June 27, 1962 and brothers and sisters.