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Celia A. Anderson, April 24, 1943 - February 5, 2020

Celia A. Anderson
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Celia Ann Anderson (Anderson), age 76 of Hayward, WI Formerly of Eau Claire, WI passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health Care System in Eau Claire. 

Celia was born on April 24, 1943 to Lawrence and Eunice Anderson in Eau Claire, WI.  She attended school in the Eau Claire School district until graduating from Memorial High School in 1961.  During her senior year attending Memorial she started dating the love of her life Gary M. Anderson. 

On Jan 5, 1963 Celia and Gary were united in marriage at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. Their union produced two daughters, Lawrel Charlotte, and Michelle Kelane. 

Celia kept her work schedule full working part time during her school years at Weiner Shoe Company, followed by several years as Manager at Neaumode Hosiery in downtown Eau Claire and later at London Square Mall. After the birth of her second child Celia opened a daycare facility in her home.  This life change opened a wonderful and enlightening career for her that lasted for 35 years. Many children who came through her daycare return later as adults with their own children to establish lifelong friendships.  

Celia is survived by her husband Gary Anderson, Daughters Lawrel (Rob) Sabelko, Michelle Olson (Jay Roberts). Sister Jennifer (Geoff) Dieter, Grandchildren Katelyn and Abigale Sabelko, Angus Olson, Thomas and Andrew Sabelko. Nieces Kristine Deehr, Stephanie Nestigan, and Nephews Mike Anderson and Chris Dieter.  

Celia was preceded in death by her parents, mother-in-laws Evelyn Carlson and Carol Anderson, father-in-laws Kenneth Carlson and Charles Anderson

Brother and sister-in-law William and Alice Anderson. As well as several aunts and uncles. 

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Hayward Area Hospital Emergency Room and Eau Claire Mayo Health System for providing outstanding care to Celia in her time of need.  

A memorial service will take place at 11 am on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Hulke Family Funeral Home in Eau Claire with Pastor Joel Bacon officiating.  Memorial visitation will take place at the funeral home on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 9:30 am until the time of service. 

A private committal service will take place at a later date in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire.  

In Lieu of flowers, Memorials can be directed to The American Cancer Society or The Boys and Girls Club of Eau Claire. Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements. 


  1. Dana Phernetton February 27, 2020

    I am thinking of you and praying for comfort and peace for you and your family. Life goes on but, treasure the memories.

  2. Dan & Bonnie McCombs February 16, 2020

    Gary,Laurie & Michelle,
    Dan & I are so sorry to hear about Celia’s passing.
    We have so many memories of the girls growing up together in the Woodland Avenue neighborhood. Celia was a very generous & giving lady and will be missed very much. We are so sorry we are unable to attend the services since we are in Florida but you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Bill & Katie Sly February 16, 2020

    Sorry to hear of her passing.

  4. Buck,and,Mary strassmsan February 16, 2020

    So sorry to hear of your loss,Gary. Mary and I are saying a prayer for you and your family. GOD. BLESS. Buck

  5. Marlo and Connie Schield February 12, 2020

    Gary, we were so sorry to hear about the passing of Celia. We know that she struggled against her cancer for years.
    Bill and Alice have welcomed her into heaven! You and your family have been in our prayers. Fondly, Marlo and Connie

  6. Kay Bilse February 11, 2020

    I loved working with Celia. What a gem! She will forever be a favorite person of mine. Gary, best wishes to you and your family-a true loss.

  7. Randy and Rita Brunner February 11, 2020

    So sorry for the loss of your mother and the Grandmother to the kids. A mothers loss is never easy! Hold her memories close to your heart always, and she will never leave your side.
    With all our love and condolences.
    Aunt Rita and Uncle Randy

  8. Norma Riehm February 11, 2020

    Sorry to hear of the Celia's passing. She was a lovely lady and I enjoyed meeting her.

  9. Julia Jilek-Proue February 10, 2020

    C.C. cared for my oldest three children for years and loved them dearly. She will be greatly missed. Sending love to Gary and the girls.

  10. Diane Selle February 10, 2020

    This was a terrific shock. Tami and I were just there and played cards. You were such a special person in our lives CiCi. You were like another grandmother to Mayson. Angus and Mayson had many sleep overs at your house. My sympathies to all the family. She will always have a very special place in my ????. Many fun memories. Like stripping the wall paper in the kitchen at the old house. Lots of laughs and wine! Oh you will be so missed. Glad we had that day of shopping and visiting. Gary hugs. Sorry I can't be there, we'll be in Colorado. Love you so much CiCi. Hugs Gary!!

  11. Lynn Halverson February 7, 2020

    All my love, always.

  12. Brenda Gray February 7, 2020

    We are very sorry for the family's loss.
    Chuck & Brenda Gray.