Norman Anderson, 1927-2015

Published 9:00 am Sunday, June 7, 2015

Funeral services for Norman Hendrik Anderson, 87, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea veterans organizations. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea is assisting the family with arrangements.

Norman Anderson

Norman Anderson

Norman passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born Dec 27, 1927, to Ole and Anna (Franz) Anderson in Albert Lea. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church.

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Norman served in Korea in World War II with the engineers corp.

He worked with his family’s construction business and for Streater Store fixtures and Larson Windows and Doors, and then for other window manufacturers as a consultant.

He was a member of Mindekirken Norwegian Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Norman enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He liked dogs, trips to Colorado, a mission trip to Tijuana, and working on and solving problems.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; children Paul (Karen) Anderson, Jane Anderson and Nancy Fragale; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; stepchildren and their families Rick Severtson, Karen (Pete) Nielsen, Debbie (Doug) Buck, Susie Peterson and Jim Severtson; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Valborg Johnson, Agnes Kaasa and Esther Williamschen; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents Ole and Anna; brothers Ole, Andy, Clifford and an infant brother; sisters Helene Zerrien and Selma Johnson; brothers-in-law Robert Kaasa, Orville Williamschen and Herb Zerrien; step-grandchildren Michelle Ulve and Danny Nielsen; and former wife, Ardis Anderson.

Norman was a very forgiving and gentle man, and each day — as the sun set — he always said, “Thank you for the day!”

Memorials are suggested to Disabled American Veterans or First Lutheran’s Peace and Power Ministry.