Arnold “Andy” Anderson, 79, of DaltonPublished 10:08am Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Updated 12:12pm Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Arnold “Andy” Harold Anderson was born June 12, 1933, at Dairyland, Wisconsin, to Harold P. and Hazel L. (Zach) Anderson. As a child, he moved with his parents to South St. Paul where he graduated from high school. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard, with his final service being in Alaska. After his discharge, he attended the Dunwoody Institute, graduating from the Electronics Division. He worked at Honeywell, Control Data, and Seagate.
On Sept. 20, 1958, Andy married Elaine Lehrke in South St. Paul. They moved to Wyoming, where they raised their family and lived until they retired. On January 1, 2001, they moved to Dalton. Andy moved to a nursing home in Fergus Falls in 2008.
Andy was an ardent conservationist, hunter and fisherman. He often said, “Fishing is always good-catching sometimes isn’t.”
Andy is survived by his wife Elaine of Dalton; children Joanne (Dave) Johnson of Wyoming, Minnesota, Richard of Shoreview, Wayne (Lita), of Richfield, and Janice (Tom) Amundson of Elbow Lake; grandchildren Megan and Eliza Amundson of Elbow Lake and Beckett and Asher Anderson of Richfield; his mother Hazel of New Brighton; brother Donald (Donna) of Shoreview; sisters-in-law, Lucy King of Santa Margarita, Calif., Erna (Hartley) Ellingson of Christine, N.D, Evelyn Witz and Marlisse Klimas, both of Inver Grove Heights; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one son, David; father Harold; and his parents-in-law, Walter and Helen Lehrke.
Visitation: Saturday from from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church
Service: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at Christ Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake
Clergy: Rev. Don Wagner officiating
Burial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, at a later date.
Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home, Elbow Lake
Condolences may be sent online at www.EricksonSmithFH.com