Bernard Anderson, 1932-2015

Published 10:05 am Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Funeral services for Bernard G. Anderson, 82, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Bernard Anderson

Bernard Anderson

Bernie died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Bernard G. Anderson was born June 10, 1932, in Austin, the son of Leonard and Mary (Yaroshek) Anderson. He attended and graduated from Austin High School in 1950. Bernie worked at various retail businesses during his working years and  later did cleaning jobs at various local establishments. He enjoyed camping, fishing, biking, picking berries and gathering mushrooms. Bernie was an avid reader and collector of many books. Watching the Minnesota Vikings was a favorite of his.

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Bernie is survived by his son, Mark (Kathy) Beer, and daughter, Lisa (John) Freise, and their children; sister, Donna Cochran, of Albert Lea; brother, Keith (Clarice) Anderson, of Topsham, Maine; sister-in-law, Faye Anderson, of Austin; nieces Debra (Tom) Nasby, Kathy Hanson, Terri (Dennis) Olson, Kelly (Joe) Jongbloedt, Tracey (Chris) Hanson and Cheri Sund; nephews Troy Hanson, Doug (Gina) Anderson, Scott (Lisa) Anderson, Marshall Anderson, Kurt (Kelly) Anderson and Gene Anderson; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Robert and Richard Anderson; and great-nieces Gabrielle Johnson and Jean Anderson.