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Lowell D. Anderson, 80

Lowell Dewayne Anderson, age 80, of Dassel, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Augustana Health Care Center of Dassel.

He was born June 9, 1932, in Dassel, the son of Victor and Tressie (Olmstead) Anderson.

Lowell grew up in the Dassel area and graduated from the Dassel High School in 1950. After high school, Lowell attended trade school to continue his education.

Lowell was baptized in the Christian faith and was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel at the time of his death.

He was inducted into the United States Navy in 1955, and was discharged in 1957.

When Lowell returned from the service, he was united in marriage to Jeanine Lidberg, March 22, 1958. The couple made their home in the Dassel area.

Lowell farmed for many years, and then was employed at Tomer Industries in Cokato, and later at American Time and Signal in Dassel.

When he retired, Lowell became the maintenance man and groundskeeper at the Lake Beauty Covenant Bible Camp for several years.

Lowell was united in marriage to Marjorie Olson in May 1996. They made their home in Long Prairie until 2000, when they moved back to Dassel.

Lowell was an active member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel, where he had served on numerous committees and had also served as the chair of the Board of Elders.

He loved to spend time with his family and friends, enjoyed taking vacations, tinkering in the garage, wood working, building models, and in his later years, watching birds and nature.

Lowell was a man who could find a use or improve anything. He loved to read the Bible and lived his life according to God’s Word. He will be missed by his family and his friends.

Lowell is survived by his spouse, Marjorie Anderson of Dassel; children; Dale (Heidi McKinney) Anderson of Brainerd, Brian (Maria) Anderson of Dassel, Cherri Anderson of St. Cloud, Holly (Lee) Nordmeyer of Faribault, Philip (Ann) Anderson of Dassel, and Jill (Lloyd Jr.) Heaver of Cokato; six grandchildren; and a brother, Robert (Audrey) Anderson of Edina.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanine; his parents; and his siblings, Ralph Anderson, Douglas Anderson, Donald Anderson, and Dorothy Johnson.

The funeral service took place Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel with the Rev. Keith Carlson officiating. Interment followed at the Dassel Cemetery.

Visitation was Monday, Jan. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m., and continued Tuesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel handled the arrangements.