Eleanore From

ob_FromEleanore From, 93, a long time resident of Grand Marais, passed away June 11, 2013 peacefully in her sleep at her home in Bloomington, Minn.

Eleanore Dobbe was born in Cambridge, Minn. on May 14, 1920. She married Raymond From Aug. 21, 1941; they were married for 56 years. After Ray’s return from World War II overseas service they lived in Minneapolis, St. Peter, Detroit Lakes, Baudette, Bemidji and Gaylord, before spending the best years of their lives in Grand Marais from 1958 till 1995.

Eleanore and Ray were members of Bethleham Lutheran Church. Eleanore was active in church service and was a dedicated member of the Lioness Club. She was employed by Grand Portage National Monument until she retired in 1985.

She enjoyed reading, delighted in her flower gardens, and beautifying her home. Eleanore was always there for her family and friends. She loved wild raspberries, chocolate and making people smile.

After retirement, they pursued their love of travel and spending time with family and friends. In 1995 they moved to the Twin Cities.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ray and her sister Audrey and Ray’s siblings and their spouses.

Eleanore is survived by her two children, Linda and David and his wife Pam; her two grandsons Alex and Tate; her two sisters-in-law, Joyce and Marilyn; her nieces and nephews; and the rest of her family and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at Founder’s Ridge, 6600 Auto Club Road, Bloomington, Minn. on June 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be held at noon. Memorials preferred to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.