Alvin Anderson, age 96, of the Lake Jennie area, died Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at his residence in Dassel.
Alvin Roy Anderson, the son of Albert and Jennie (Swanson) Anderson was born February 6, 1912, on the family farm in Lake Jennie, Collinwood Township, Meeker County, Minn.
He grew up on the family farm where he helped with the farm chores. Alvin attended the Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, where he graduated in 1930.
On May 28, 1936, Alvin was united in marriage to Marian Arnleend. Together they made their home on a farm in the Lake Jennie Area.
On June 20, 1976, Alvin was united in marriage to Janet Peterson. For 20 years Alvin and Janet made their home in the Lake Jennie area in the summer and wintered at Bibleville in Alamo, Texas. In 1994, they moved to the Dassel Lakeside Apartments, where he has since resided.
Alvin loved the land and always considered himself a farmer. He worked many years as a bridge construction worker in the Minneapolis area. He enjoyed his family and loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He enjoyed playing games, telling jokes, fishing, and gardening.
Alvin is survived by his children Joyce (Herbert) Pearson of Spring Lake Park, Iris (Charles) Porter of Coon Rapids, Kay (Ronald) Buhrt of Anoka, Lyla (Steve) Smith of South Haven, June (Michael) Howard of South Haven, and Calvin Anderson of Lake Jennie; four step-children, Marion Bratland, Phillip Peterson, Dwight Peterson, and Gordy Peterson; 10 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Alpha Anderson of Golden Valley.
He was preceded in death by his wives Marian and Janet; grandson Aaron Holm; three brothers Herman, Joseph, and Victor; and one infant sister Florence.
A memorial service was held Saturday, August 9 at 10 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel. The Rev. Doug Pierce officiated at the service with an interment of the urn at the Lake Jennie Covenant Cemetery.
A time to gather with family was held at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday morning.
Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.