Larry Anderson, 1946-2016

Published 10:30 am Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Larry H. Anderson, 69, of Rochester died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at his residence in Rochester, after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

Larry Anderson

Larry Anderson

Larry was born Nov. 17, 1946, in Albert Lea, to Leonard and Ruby (Nelson) Anderson. He graduated from Thief River Falls High School in 1965. Larry served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1965 to 1967 and attended Austin Junior College. He married Linda Hanson on Oct. 2, 1971, in Clarks Grove. He was a salesman for Hormel for 16 years, living in Indianapolis, Indiana; Traverse City, Michigan;, and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He and Linda moved to Rochester in 1988 to open their first Subway restaurant. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, traveling to the Caribbean and relaxing at the family cabin.

Larry is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Chris (Meg) Anderson of Edina; son, Matt (Emily) Anderson of Harmony; daughter, Sara (Andy) Lempke of Oronoco; six grandchildren, Signe, Foster, Ruby, Gavin, Lindyn and Corinne; one sister, Sue (Roger) Powers of Dubuque, Iowa; and one brother, Tom (Karen) Anderson of Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

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He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 Third Ave. SE in Rochester. The Rev. Anjanette Bandel will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Clarks Grove Cemetery in Clarks Grove..

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.

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