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Paul ‘Burlap’ Anderson, 73

Paul E. “Burlap” Anderson, age 73, formerly of Maple Plain, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at his Arizona home from pneumonia.

He was born Jan. 15, 1939, in Caledonia, to Clarence and Gertrude (Baarley) Anderson.

Paul lived life with a passion in everything he did. His witty personality made you want to be around him.

He owned and operated P. Ellard Trucking and Anderson Garage in Maple Plain for more than 30 years.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Donna; and a son, Mark.

He is survived by his son, Matthew; daughter, Melissa (Joe) Heyman; grandchildren Aaron (Kayla) Heyman, Alli Heyman, Kayla Spande, Christina and Samantha Anderson, and Jacob Vandewalker; four great-grandchildren, Payten, Danika, Brody and Carson; special friend Ann Gerke; and many relatives and friends.

Funeral services took place Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Chapel in Delano. Interment with military honors followed at the Lewis Cemetery in Maple Plain.

Visitation was Friday, Nov. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m., and continued Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, which handled the arrangements.