James Anderson, 1950-2018

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, August 14, 2018

James A. Anderson, 68, of Rocky Ford, Colorado, passed away  Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, after a short illness at Sangre De Cristo Hospice in Pueblo, Colorado. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ford-Ustick Funeral Home. The Rev. John Dell will officiate. There will be no viewing, as cremation was chosen.

Jim was born June 17, 1950, in Albert Lea to Allan and Loretta I. (Steiglbauer) Anderson. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1968 and from Albert Lea Vo-Tech. He moved to Rocky Ford in 1971, where he met and married Jenny (Martinez) Anderson on April 15, 1972. She preceded him in death on March 12, 2018.

He was employed as a manager at Frozen Foods and a police officer with the Rocky Ford Police Department. He then worked for the state of Colorado as a liquor investigator until his retirement.

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Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman. He shared this with his father, uncles and brothers early on while in Minnesota. Jim went on to share his passion for hunting with Matt. He shared his passion and fishing skills with Orlando and Mildred. He shared his interest in antiques with Jenny and his mother.

Jim was the person you could find working quietly in the background to help make an event successful whether it was for St. Peter’s Catholic Church or the numerous family events. Jim enjoyed reading and watching western movies with Jenny. He also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings play football. He will be dearly missed.

Jim is survived by Chris (Danny) Chaparro and Matt; sister-in-law, Mildred Martinez; brother-in-law, Orlando Martinez, of Colorado; mother, Loretta Anderson; brother, Randy Anderson; sister-in-law, Cindy Parry; sister-in-law, Janelle, and niece, Nichole Anderson, and children; special uncles George and LaVern; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins, all of Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his father, Allan; wife, Jenny Anderson; brother, Mike Anderson; and his grandparents.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ford–Ustick Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.fordustick.com.