Harold Stanley Anderson, age 95, of Annandale, died peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
He was born April 2, 1920, in Annandale, to Edwin and Anna Louise (Dahlen) Anderson. Harold was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church June 27, 1920, and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Sept. 13, 1936.
Harry grew up on the family farm, and attended Lee School near French Lake.
He proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army, from May 1942 to October 1945. Harry fought in the mountains of Italy, and was awarded a Purple Heart and three battle stars.
Upon his discharge, he returned to the Annandale area.
Harold was united in marriage to Lucille Elizabeth Olson July 15, 1950, at Immanuel Lutheran Church near French Lake. They bought a farm on the south side of Goose Lake in French Lake Township, where they still live.
Harry briefly worked for Joki Dry Cleaners in Annandale, and Tonka Toys, before his 25-year employment at Leef Brothers Laundry in Minneapolis, where he and Lucille commuted daily. He retired in 1983.
Harold enjoyed raising cattle and farming, reading, and fishing in his spare time. He had a special love for German shepherd dogs, and he had many beloved dogs over the years.
Harry will fondly be remembered as a kind-hearted man.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lucille, of Annandale; brother, Walter Anderson of Buffalo; and many special nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and other family members and friends.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert; and a sister, Luella Vansteenburg.
Funeral services took place Friday, Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale, with Pastor Gary Finken officiating. Orma Lou Jacobsma and Christine Passig provided music for the service. Burial with military honors followed at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, French Lake.
There was visitation Friday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Dean Kaskinen, Rollie Werner, Joshua Rosten, Skip Nolan, Jeff Bach and Terry Bach served as pallbearers.
Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.