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Emmett A. Aanonson
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1921
Emmet County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 2005
St. Croix County
Wisconsin, USA

WWII Veteran, Age 84, River Falls, WI, Formerly of Clearwater, MN. Preceded in death by wife, Francis. Survived by brothers, Norm (Milly) Aanonson, Adrian (Jo) Meyers; nieces, nephews, stepchildren, step-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Graveside service Fri. 1:00 pm St. Luke's Cemetery, Clearwater, MN. Bakken-Young River Falls

Published in The St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) - Thursday, July 21, 2005


DEAR ABBY: I'm writing in response to the letter from the young man whose parents disapproved of his love for an older woman with a child. The parents refused to meet the woman.

I recently received a phone call from Emmet Aanonson of Clearwater, Minn., a dear friend who was married for 53 years to Frances, a woman 17 years his senior. He insists that age has nothing to do with love.

In their youth, it was hard on Emmet and Frances because of family disapproval. His family refused to believe that a good-looking 20-year-old man could really love a 37-year-old woman with two nearly grown children.

Emmet said he did love her -- until her dying day at age 90. I was with them when she died, and he is terribly lonely without her.

At one time, Frances was named outstanding senior citizen of our county. Emmet, who was a long-haul trucker, had told her he wouldn't be with her on her big day. I'll never forget when Frances spotted him at the ceremony, and the loving kiss and hug between them. Emmet had driven all night to be with her. Many times, as Emmet and I were with her at the end of her life, she would fight to come back for him.

I promised Emmet I would write to you for him because he wants that couple to know that love conquers all. --MARDEL SAMUELSON, CLEARWATER, MINN.

DEAR MARDEL: And I'm printing your letter so that EVERYONE will know it.

Copyright 1997 The Log Cabin Democrat
Family links: 
  Aanon K Aanonson (1891 - 1974)
  Emma Charlotte Nelson Aanonson (1894 - 1954)
  Frances Mae Maness Aanonson (1904 - 1994)
  Charles Marvin Aanonson (1917 - 1970)*
  Emmett A. Aanonson (1921 - 2005)
*Calculated relationship
Saint Luke Cemetery
Wright County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Lot#8 - grave 8
Created by: Erin
Record added: Aug 07, 2012
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Emmett A. Aanonson
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Emmett A. Aanonson
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