Rudolph Anderson, 1933-2015

Published 10:22 am Friday, July 10, 2015

Funeral services for Rudolph Anthony Anderson Jr. of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Mark Niethammer will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Rudolph Anderson

Rudolph Anderson

Anderson died Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at his home in Albert Lea. He was 81.

Rudolph was born Nov. 28, 1933, in New Richland, the son of Rudolph O. and Ethel (Anderson) Anderson. He graduated from Ellendale High School in 1951. On Dec. 5, 1953, he was united in marriage to Patricia Mangskau at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Rudolph was a resident of Albert Lea most of his life and a member of Salem Lutheran Church, where he had been active as an usher and treasurer and coached the church softball team. He was employed for 31 years at Wilson & Co.  and after retirement, owned and operated rental properties in Albert Lea.

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Rudolph enjoyed camping, lawn mowing, riding his golf cart and spending time with his dogs —  but the true love of his life was spending time with his grandkids and going to all of their sporting events.

He is survived by his children Vicki (Wm. Kent) Reichl of Albert Lea, Bruce (Deanna) Anderson of Savage, David (Jean) Anderson of Albert Lea, Todd (Kathryn) Anderson of Andover and Timothy (Sally) Anderson of Farmington. Grandchildren include Christopher (Lauren) Reichl, Nicholas Reichl, Jenni Teachout, Cassie (Adam) McMenomy, Sarah Anderson, Laura Anderson, Dustin Anderson, Ross (Alyse) Anderson, Rebecca Anderson, Faith Anderson, Jake (Erica) McClaskey, Chase Anderson, Hailey Anderson, Trayton Anderson and Gavin Anderson. Great-grandchildren include Emma Reichl, Nathan, Kamri and Riley Reichl, Jocelyn and Triston Voigt, Fiana and Devlin McMenomy, Porter, Piper and Penelope Anderson and Aiden and Arielle McClaskey. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Anderson and Betty Anderson; and special friend, John Nelson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; brothers Rayfield (Lorraine), Donald, Merlyn and Edward Anderson; and sisters Virginia Anderson and Marjorie Schroeder.