Joel Anderson, 1962-2019

Published 1:00 am Saturday, February 9, 2019

Joel D. Anderson of Albert Lea passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community at the age of 56.

Joel Anderson

Joel was born Feb. 8, 1962, in Austin to Roy and Joyce Mardel (Marty) Anderson. Joel attended Austin Public School and later enlisted in the United States Army as a heavy equipment mechanic, vehicle recovery specialist in Korea, Kuwait and Iraq. He was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.

He enjoyed woodworking, music and all aspects of art — from drawing sketches to paintings.

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Joel is survived by his children Brian Anderson of Albert Lea, Jonathon Anderson of Albert Lea and Joleen Anderson of Austin; granddaughter, Amara Walker, of Austin; brothers David Anderson and his wife, Gwen Honsey, of Battle Mountain, Nevada, Steve Anderson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Bob Anderson and Dan Anderson, both of Austin; and sister, Linda Esse, of Albert Lea.

Joel was preceded in death by his parents.

A private service with military honors at Fort Snelling will take place at a later date.