Ellen Anderson (nee Madsen) (Steinmetz), 74, of Stillwater, passed away June 21, 2013. She was a lifelong Stillwater resident and former owner of Brick Alley Books. She was preceded in death by parents, Christ and Eleanor Madsen; former husband, Donald Steinmetz; brothers-in-law, John Adams, Rhyner Skoog, and Harold (Danny) Anderson, and nephew, Marty Madsen. She is survived by husband, David Anderson; sons, Peter Steinmetz (Therese) of Tempe, Ariz., Erik Steinmetz (Martiga) of Minneapolis, and Jonathan Steinmetz (Ingrid) of Stillwater; sisters, Doris Adams, Betty Skoog, Mary Alfstad (Marlyn), Carol Anderson; brother, Christ Madsen (Sandra) of Houlton, Wis.; grandchildren, Casey Wilson and Tycho Steinmetz, Eloise Steinmetz, Emma and Nora Steinmetz, and many nieces and nephews. Memorials to the Stillwater Public Library Foundation. A memorial service is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard in Stillwater at the northwest corner of Minnesota 36 and County Road 5. A reception follows the service.
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