Lucinda Andersen

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Lucinda Lou Andersen, 69, formerly Fargo, Nevis, MN, passed away August 3, 2012 at Heritage Living Center, Park Rapids, Mn.

Lucinda Lou Folwick was born December 27, 1942 in Fargo, ND to Melvin and Martha “Birdie” Folwick.  Lucinda grew up in Fargo, ND and attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic grade school and graduated from Shanley High School in 1960.

Lucinda attended Professional Business Institute in Minneapolis, MN and earned her degree as a Dental Hygienist.  She worked in the dental offices of Dr. Brown in Fargo.

Lucinda married Russell (Curt) Andersen on August 24, 1963 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo, ND.  They moved to Bismarck, ND in 1975, where Lucinda worked at the Wood N’ Knot Shop before going to work as one of the initial employees of Dayton’s Department Store until her retirement.

Lucinda enjoyed spending time with her family and visiting with her friends. She loved animals and had several pets throughout her life. She enjoyed crafting, gardening, baking and loved to travel and explore new places. She volunteered at her church and her daughter’s school.  She supported her children throughout their schooling by attending numerous sporting events and band and choir concerts. A highlight for Lucinda was when she and Russell chaperoned the St. Mary’s Central High School (Bismarck, ND) band tour to California.  . 

Lucinda and Russell retired to a home on Lake Belle Taine near Nevis, MN. Lucinda’s greatest joy was her granddaughter, Kennedy; she cherished spending time with her and watching her grow up.

Lucinda is survived by her husband Russell (Curt). Nevis, MN; daughter, Lizabeth, Fargo, ND, daughter LeAnn (Mike) Hunke and granddaughter Kennedy, Glenwood, MD.  She is also survived by her sister Sheridon  (Dave) Lewis, Sabin, MN and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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  1. Bismarck North Dakota
    Curt and Family,
    We just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you and your family.
    I know Lou was a good friend to one of my friends, Joy Karn. Joy always
    kept us up to date on your family.
    was sad to hear all that Lou and you had to deal with over the past years…
    we have such good memories of all of our fun times together with Gary and Evalene ….Lou was such a sweet natured person .
    Take Care, Keep the good memories
    close…..Bev and Curt

  2. Fargo ND
    Liz my thought are with you and your family. I’m sorry to hear of Lucinda’s death. May all the memories and love you have carry you through this time. —-Scott Holt

  3. Bismarck ND
    LeAnn, Curt, Liz, Mike, and Kennedy,
    Thinking of you all. I remember Lou as being such a kind, generous person and a wonderful mother. I hope your memories of her bring you comfort.

  4. Ellicott City MarylandOur thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you find peace during this difficult time.

  5. Bismarck North DaktoaRuss and family,
    I was very sorry to hear about Lou passing. The last few years must been terribly difficult for all of you with her illness.
    Lou was a very gracious lady and I enjoyed visiting with her at Basin gatherings.
    Take care of yourself, I cannot even imagine how all of you are coping, but now you know Lou is free of the terrible disease she suffered from.
    You were all blessed to have her in your lives.
    Thinking of you,
    Lynn and Jim McNulty

  6. San Bernardino CACurt, Liz and LeAnn,
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have such fond memories of Lou, you Curt and the girls, babysitting the girls, all the Holidays we spent together. My heart breaks for you all and I can’t imagine the pain you are going through at this time, but just remember, Lou will continue to watch over each and everyone of you.
    I am sorry I will be unable to get up there for the funeral and to see you all, but please know I am thinking of each of you and praying that God gives you the peace and strength to get through this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy, Your cousin Diane

  7. Bismarck ND
    Dear Russ and family,
    It is with deep sympathy that I read the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. As a former Daytonian, I can only say that Lou was always a delight to be around!! She had a smile that lite up a room and I am sure she is now smiling down on you and your family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

    Tom Nagel

  8. Bismarck N.D
    .Dear Russ and Family,
    Shirley and I were sorry to learn of Lou’s death and wish you to know that we will hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

    Art and Shirley

  9. Liz I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. May she rest in peace. Cherish the memories before this awful diease. Love ya Liz. Beth Jones

  10. Bismarck ND
    Dear Russ and Family
    So Sorry to hear about Lou. I want you to know how sad I feel about your loss. I can’t know your personal greif about her death, but I can tell you from my experience it hurts a bunch.
    I always liked Lou and I know my Bette enjoyed visiting with her at the Knot shop over the years.
    Hard to believe she is gone, but the good news is you were able to spend many years together doing a lot of things you enjoyed.
    My prayers for strrength are with you this day.

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