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Ronald Allen Anderson

Ronald Allen Anderson, age 60 of Howard Lake, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 while driving his truck near the town of St. James.

He was born June 4, 1945 in Crookston, the son of Qtto and Minnie (Stengrim) Anderson. Ron was baptized at home.

His family moved to a farm near Mentor, where Ron grew up. He was confirmed at the First English Lutheran Church in Mentor in 1960.

After graduating from Mentor High School in 1963, Ron joined the U.S. Army, from which he was honorably discharged in 1966.

Ron attended the University of North Dakota for two years. He was then employed by the American Crystal Sugar Company of Crookston.

Ron was united in marriage to Lynne Glass of Crookston Nov. 7, 1968. This union was blessed with two sons. Tim was born July 2, 1970. In 1971, the family moved to Denver, Colo. because of Ron’s job, where David was born Sept. 30, 1974.

Ron made a career change and began doing carpentry work. After years of working in the Denver area, he began driving truck for JB Hunt.

In 1985, Ron moved back to Minnesota and lived in New Hope. Around 1998, he moved to Howard Lake, and purchased a home there.

He continued in the truck driving business, for K-Way Express in Winsted, and recently for D & R Transport, Cologne.

Ronald is survived by his parents, Minnie Anderson of Minneapolis, and Otto (Leone) Anderson of Buffalo; fiancée Linda Clark of Howard Lake; sons, Tim and Dave Anderson; grandchildren Colby, Dylan, and Alyssa Anderson of Denver, Colo.; former wife Lynne Williamson (Gary) of Denver; sister Carol Kuehn (Bruce) of Minneapolis; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and a host of relatives and friends,

Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 5 at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake with the Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiating. Nancy Butterfass served as the organist. Interment was in the Fort Snelling Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Pallbearers were Tim Anderson, Dave Anderson, Colby Anderson, Dylan Anderson, Daniel Kuehn, and Crist Ramos.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.

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