John Anderson, of Stanchfield, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2008 at the Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. He was 76 years old.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the Salem Lutheran Church of Dalbo. VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service at church.
John Andrew Anderson, of Stanchfield, Minnesota, passed away on December 12, 2008. He was 76 years old.
John was born on November 19, 1932 at home in Stanchfield, MN to William and Selma (Beckman) Anderson. He lived there until the age of nine, when the family moved to Dalbo, MN where he attended Dalbo School through the 8th grade. John then attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1950. He continued to live and work in the Dalbo area until 1955 when he was enlisted into the Naval Services and served in the submarines until 1957.
On December 7, 1957 he was united in marriage to Wanda Olson at the Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo, MN. Together they lived in Minneapolis for a time and then moved back to Dalbo to raise their three children. They have lived in the area ever since.
John worked as a tile setter for 35 years. He enjoyed reading, fishing, and hunting. He loved to be outdoors, snowmobiling and 4-wheeling thru the woods, enjoying everything and anything about nature and animals. He also loved his pets and his TV watching.
John was a very generous, loving, and caring husband, dad, grandpa, and great grandpa, who was loved so much by his entire family. There will be a huge void that can never be replaced or filled. All of the wonderful times and memories will live on in our minds and hearts forever and will help smooth and calm the days ahead. We will love him forever.
John is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Jim Anderson, one sister Margaret Anderson, nephews Doug and Steve Anderson, mother and father-in law Mildred and Albin Olson, and grandson Allan Anderson.
He is survived by his wife Wanda, daughters Vicky (Vern) Elwood of Ogilvie, and Debra (Kevin) Erickson of Princeton; son Kevin Anderson (Renee) of Princeton; grandchildren Shari (Bill) Norling, Kristi Lenzen, Brandi Anderson, Jeff (Theresa Mills) Lenzen, Jon Anderson, and Dylan Anderson; great grandchildren Dagen, Hanna Mae, and Tayla.
A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the Salem Lutheran Church of Dalbo with Pastor Bill Pearson presiding. Music was provided by Roberta Erickson and Wendell and Laurel Johnson. Honorary Urn Bearers were John’s six grandchildren. Arrangements were entrusted to the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. www.aifuneralhome.com