|1/9/2013 10:01:00 AM|
Eugene Anderson, 80, of Windom died Dec. 30, 2012, at Windom Area Hospital.
Services were Friday at American Lutheran Church in Windom with Pastor Tim Wrenn officiating.
Special music was provided by Rozanne Gronseth, pianist; Rachel Wrenn and Pastor Stephen Norby, vocalists.
Casket bearers were Micara Anderson, Matt Anderson, Allan Anderson, Wade Anderson, Andrea Larson, Andrea Young and Zara Rais.
Honorary bearers were the senior center guys.
Interment was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in rural Windom.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Eugene LeRoy Anderson was born Jan. 10, 1932, to Lester and Luella (Hohenstein) Anderson in Lakefield. He was baptized at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Delafield Township and later confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lakefield.
He received his education from Lakefield Public School, graduating in 1951.
In 1957, Gene married Myrna Baarstad at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook. Gene and Myrna lived in Windom where Gene worked as a foreman at Toro from 1952 to 1976. He also managed the Windom Country Club in the 1960s and Loon Lake Golf Club in the 1970s. He also worked at Coast to Coast and Gordy's before retiring.
In 1971, Gene became disabled due to an accident.
In September, Gene moved to Good Samaritan Society-Sogge Memorial in Windom.
A member of American Lutheran Church in Windom, Gene was an usher for many years. He also was a member of the Lions Club and Eagles Club.
Gene enjoyed golfing, trapping, hunting, playing cards and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed his mornings at the senior center having coffee and playing cards.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Veronica Anderson; and a brother, Maurice Anderson.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Myrna Anderson of Windom; four children: Janet (Mike) Anderson and Gary (Kelly) Anderson, all of Windom; Brad (Tammy) Anderson of Winnebago; and Angela Rais of Rosemount; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers: Ron (Alice) Anderson of Austin; Les (Colleen) Anderson of Cottonwood, Calif.; and Curt (Edna) Anderson of Fresco, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Anderson of Les Summit, Mo.