Ellen Andersen, 92

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Ellen Kirstine Andersen, 92, an Oak Park resident for over 60 years, died on Oct. 8, 2017 at the Danish Home of Chicago, her nursing-home residence for the last three years. Born on Oct. 4, 1925, she was a proud Danish-American of immigrant parents and a native of Chicago. She was married for many years to Donald Mose of Oak Park who had been president of the Oak Park Public Library, a businessman, and a collector of books and art. 

As a classical singer, Ms. Andersen was proud to sing alto in the very first seasons of the Chicago Symphony Chorus under Margaret Hillis and Fritz Reiner. Her civic activities in her community were many and her love of life never in question. She was fun to be around, right to the end. As the Danes say, "All honor to her memory."

Ellen Anderson was the mother of Lisa (Fabrizio) Mose and Peter (Simone) Mose; and the aunt of several nieces and nephews. They were lucky to have her for so many years. 

A memorial visitation at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion Street in Oak Park will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2 until 6 p.m. 

The family appreciates memorial tributes to the Danish Home, 5656 N. Newcastle Ave. in Chicago, 60631.

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