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Henrik Andersen, 96

Henrik “Heinie” Andersen, age 96, of Mayer, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 25, 1918, in Hutchinson, the son of Jens P. and Christina (Hansen) Andersen. Heinie was baptized and confirmed at the Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

He attended the Hutchinson High School.

Heinie was united in marriage with Dorothy Dvorak March 27, 1940, in Algona, IA. This union was blessed with three children; Gary, Rodney and Charlotte, and 74 years of marriage.

Heinie lived in Hutchinson and Hopkins, prior to moving to rural Mayer in 1967. He started Andersen Polishing, a metal finishing business, which he operated until his retirement.

He was a member of the Elks Club in Hutchinson for 46 years, and a member of the Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie.

Heinie loved being outdoors, especially on his farm. He was a “world class” husband, father, and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; parents Jens and Christina Andersen; daughters-in-law Patricia Andersen, and Lynn Andersen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Mary Dvorak; sisters Asta Larson, Lillian Carlson, and Erma Juhl; and brother Fred Andersen.

Heinie is survived by his loving family: children Gary (fiancée Connie Sass) Andersen of Mayer, Rodney Andersen of Maple Grove, and Charlotte (George) Froman of McCook, NE; grandchildren Kirsten (Peter) Campbell, Vickery (Bryan) French, Todd (Mieko) Andersen, Tim Andersen, Troy (Kimberly) Andersen, Michael (Kelli) Froman, and Julie (Joe) Gillespie; great-grandchildren Meagan and Joshua Campbell, Henry and Eleanor French, Kaylee, Jacob and Jason Andersen, Nicholas and Zachary Froman Andersen, Tucker and Reese Gillespie; sister Irene Moir of Dallas, TX; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

The funeral took place Monday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. at Prairie Community Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Al Fiene as officiant, and Marie Eischens as organist. Interment was in the Lester Prairie City Cemetery.

There was visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

Serving as casket bearers were Michael Froman, Nicholas Froman, Peter Campbell, Josh Campbell, Bryan French, and Joe Gillespie.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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