ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Earl Anderson, of Stanchfield, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 84 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held 1:30 pm on Monday, December 23, 2019 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Tim Renstrom officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INURNMENT will be in Mission Covenant Cemetery in Braham.
Earl Raymond Anderson, of Stanchfield, passed away surrounded by his wife and family, at the St. Cloud Hospital on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. He was 84 years old.
Earl was born on June 8, 1935 at the home of his parents, Raymond Herbert and Lydia Martha Caroline (Schrupp) Anderson in Stanchfield, MN. He was confirmed at Braham Mission Covenant Church and grew up on the family farm in Stanchfield, MN with his four sisters Irene, Shirley, Vicki, and Dori.
Earl worked at Webb Publishing in Minneapolis, MN, and he hauled milk cans for the Braham Co-op Creamery, and worked for the Braham Feed Mill, along with dairy farming at his parents’ home. He farmed with his father on the family farm, also had milk cows, beef cows, and horses at his home. He was a lineman along with his father for East Stanchfield Telephone Company until Bell Telephone took over. Earl purchased a farm a quarter mile down the road from the family farm in about 1959.
Earl went into the army in April of 1958, came out of active duty in April of 1960 and was in the reserves until April 1964. He received a Good Conduct Medal, the Motor Vehicle Drivers Badge, Motor Vehicle Mechanics Badge, Marksman Badge and a Sharpshooter Badge.
Earl married Lucille Elaine Dahring on November 19, 1960 in Detroit Lakes, and they lived at their farm where they raised four children, Cynthia (Will) Hagfors of Pine City; Karen (John) Toussaint of Tallahassee, FL; Paul (Chris) Anderson, of Stanchfield; and Linda (Ronnie) Baker of Stanchfield.
Earl enjoyed square dancing with his horse, Bonnette, and calling the square dances. He also rode with the saddle club and in many parades. He enjoyed fishing when he could find time, playing cards with friends and family, and hosting card parties. He helped out in the community. He enjoyed his grandchildren and his great grandchildren. Earl was someone who was there for you if you needed him. He will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.
Earl is preceded in death by his parents and sister Shirley (Gene) Trowbridge.
Earl is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Lucy; 4 children; 14 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; sister, Irene (Dean) Hedberg, Vicki (Marvin) Carlson, Doris (Donald) Mullins; as well as many other relatives and friends.