Anne Bodeen McLaughlin was born October 8, 1891 in Dalarne County, Gagnef, Sweden. She was the only daughter and the youngest child child of six born to Anders and Anne (Glad) Johnson.
Her family moved to the United States when Anne was a baby, ettling in Svea-Olivia farming area of Minnesota. Later the Bodeen family moved to North Dakota new Coteau where they homesteaded. In 1914, she was united in marriage to George E. McLaughlin and to the union two daughters were born.
She and her family made their home in Niobe, N.D. and then in 1934 moved to Willmar, Minnesota. For the past seven years, Anne had made her home at the Bethesda Homes. Anne past away on September 10, 1980 at Rice Memorial Hospital at the age of 88 years 11 months and 2 days.
She is survived by two daughters, (Alice) Mrs. Norrille Rasmusson of Elk River and (Doris) Mrs. Clifford Rasmusson of Willmar, three Grandchildren, and five Great Grandchildren and two half-sisters, (Cora) Mrs. Phillip Fender of Hyattville, Wyoming and (Myrtle) Mrs. Milo Turke of Montgomery, Minnesota and more distant relatives.
The brial services were Saturday at Little Butte Cemetery, Coteau, North Dakota.
May God bless our memories of Anne Bodeen McLaughlin.