Eleanore M. Costa (Anderson)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Eleanore Costa passed away peacefully in her sleep at home recently in her 100th year. Born on the family farm in Larrabee, Iowa, on September 13, 1918, to Axel and Bessie (Enockson) Anderson, Eleanore attended Larrabee High School, Cedar Rapids Teachers College and Swedish Covenant Nursing School.

She grew up attending Oakdale Evangelical Free Church, and she loved her God and Church, her family and friends. Eleanor worked as a Registered Nurse at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago until her retirement, when she moved to Miami to be close to her family.  

Eleanore was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 50 years, Anthony, and her three brothers - Richard, Neal (Alice) and James (Mary Ann) Anderson.  

She is survived by her three children - Thomas (Joyce) of Ft. Meyers, Florida, Judith Werner (Robert Breier) of Miami Beach, Florida and James (Susan) of Chicago; grandchildren Zachary (Monica), Nicholas (Arielle), Katharine Werner and Robert (Jessica) Costa;  five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.