Russell Anderson, 1922-2018
Published 1:00 am Thursday, September 19, 2019
Memorial services for Russell Oliver Anderson will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Jennifer Gonsalves will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park in Faribault. Military honors will be accorded by Albert Lea area veterans groups.
Russell Oliver Anderson of Albert Lea died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea.
He was born Aug. 19, 1922, in Faribault, the son of John and Sophia Anderson. He graduated from high school in Faribault and joined the Army Air Corps during World War II. On June 12, 1946, he was united in marriage to Carol Carter in Minneapolis. Russell was employed for over 40 years with Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance in Albert Lea. He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and was a member of a local investment club. He had a wonderful talent for woodworking, loved deer hunting with his son, and enjoyed fishing and a good game of golf.
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He is survived by his children David (Peggy) Anderson of Albert Lea, Deborah (Peter) Deem of Littleton, Colorado, and Scott Anderson of Pensacola, Florida. There are also four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol; and many brothers and sisters.