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Clarence A. Anderson, 90

Clarence Albert Anderson, age 90, of Cokato, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at his home.

He was born May 31, 1920, near Annandale. Clarence lost his dad, Arthur Anderson, when he was about 2 years old. His mother remarried to Oscar Engstrom and moved to a farm north of Knapp.

Clarence farmed with his step-dad and brothers until he got married in 1944, and moved to a farm in Knapp. He lost his left arm in a corn picker accident in 1956, at which time he quit milking cows, but continued to farm until 1983.

He then went to school to become an assessor, and sold insurance until he retired in March 2002.

Clarence loved the outdoors. When he wanted peace and quiet, he cut wood on his land and enjoyed the wild life.

He served on the Stockholm Creamery Board, and was with the Wright County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation for 10 years. A life-long member of the North Crow River Lutheran Church, Clarence served on the church and cemetery board for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia “Ginny;” five sons: Elroy (Roxann), Bradley (Mary), Larry (Beverly), Michael (Kara), and Lennie; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Clarence was preceded in death by his dad, Arthur Anderson; step-dad Oscar Engstrom; his mother, Julia; two brothers, Walter and Arvid; and two step-brothers, George and Russel Engstrom.

The funeral service took place Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at North Crow River Lutheran Church in Knapp, followed by interment at the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato.