AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Thomas “Tom” Anderson, of rural Brook Park, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at his home. He was 56 years old.
GATHERING OF FAMILY & FRIENDS will be held from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
Thomas Edwin Anderson, of rural Brook Park, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at his home. He was 56 years old.
Tom was born on June 30, 1962 in Duluth, Minnesota to parents Edwin Helmer and Carol Jacquelyn (Taylor) Anderson. He grew up in Duluth before the family moved to Northfield when Tom was a teenager. Tom attended college in Montana, studying forestry. He worked in the forest industry in Montana for a few years before he returned to Minnesota. Tom became a Heavy Equipment Operator with the 49er’s Union and worked with his uncles at several different companies over the next 20 years. When Tom was forced to take early retirement due to health complications; he moved to his home in rural Brook Park where he made many wonderful friends over the last few years.
Tom loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter of deer, bear, and antelope. He enjoyed spear fishing and taking day trips to local lakes. As a child, Tom and his family spent the summers in northern Minnesota camping and fishing. Tom got his first mini bike as a teenager and it started his lifelong love of the open road. He eventually upgraded to a Harley motorcycle and enjoyed riding with friends. Tom will be missed for his outgoing and friendly nature and his big heart.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents and sister Lorraine Frich.
He is survived by his son Jacob Anderson; sister Alice Marin (Gary Townley); uncle Richard (Joyce) Moore; aunt Virginia Tuma; many nieces and nephews and their families; as well as countless other relatives and friends