Clarence Anderson, 94, of Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 12, 2008

The funeral service for Clarence Norman Anderson of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ascension Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Mark Boorsma will officiate. Interment will be in East Freeborn Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, and one hour before the service the church.

Clarence was born on March 6, 1914, in Riceland Township, Freeborn County. He was baptized and confirmed at East Freeborn Lutheran Church.

On March 17, 1948, he married Arvilla Urbain at Rice Lake Evangelical Church. Clarence had worked at the Clarks Grove Elevator and Queen Stove. In 1952, they moved to a farm northeast of Albert Lea, where they farmed for many years.

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During this time, they were members of East Freeborn Lutheran Church.

In 1983, they moved to town and became members of Ascension Lutheran Church.

Together, Arvilla and Clarence made more than 300 dozen lefsa during the holiday season.

Clarence enjoyed bowling, often three times a week. He enjoyed taking bus trips and also fishing.

Clarence died at his son&8217;s home on Friday, April 11, 2008. He was 94.

Clarence is survived by two sons, Eugene Anderson and his wife Irene of rural Albert Lea and Curtis Anderson and his wife Shirley of Garner, Iowa; grandchildren: Tammy (John) Krowiorz, Jesse (Rita) Anderson,

Andy (Nyna) Anderson, Nathan (Luz) Anderson, Melissa (Nathan) Noland, and Amanda (Andy) Braun; great-grandchildren: AJ and Ashley Krowiorz, Kari, Hannah, Lane and Isaiah Anderson, Kristian and Wesley Anderson, Christopher and Aurora Anderson and Christopher and

Carissa Noland; brother Kenneth Anderson and his wife Sarah and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Ethel Steele of Albert Lea and Orville (Lorraine) Urbain of Wells; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Arvilla; his parents; his mother-in-law and father-in-law; sisters Agnes (Clarence) (Irvin) Jacobson,

Dorothy (Carrol) Cornick and Leila (Kenneth) Marlin; foster brother, Lawrence (Mary) Gudvangen; and brother-in-law, Norman Steele.