Alex Anderson Jr., 87Alex “Gus” Anderson Jr., age 87 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Nursing Home in Sauk Centre on Thursday, April 19, 2012, surrounded by his family.
Alex “Gus” Anderson Jr., age 87 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Nursing Home in Sauk Centre on Thursday, April 19, 2012, surrounded by his family.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 23 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. The Rev. Todd Schneider officiated with the Rev. Andrew Marthaler and the Rev. Sylvester Kleinschmidt concelebrating. Interment was at the parish cemetery with military honors by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.
Alex, the son of Alexander Sr. and Anna (Larson) Anderson, was born at his parents’ home on January 16, 1925 in Alexandria. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria. On June 16, 1942 Gus enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, Gus began working for his parents at Anderson Florist and Greenhouse. On June 16, 1948, Gus was united in marriage to Irma Hagedorn at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. They owned and operated Anderson Florist in Sauk Centre from 1948 to 1985.
Survivors include his wife, Irma Anderson; four sons, James (Barbara) Anderson, Charles (Nancy) Anderson, William Anderson, all of Sauk Centre, and John Anderson of Alexandria; two daughters, Cheryl (Jerry) Keller of Nashua and Janet Anderson of Sauk Centre; daughter-in-law, Jean Anderson of Melrose; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert; granddaughter, Bethany Ann; five brothers, Ernest Anderson, Ardyce Anderson, Clifford Anderson, Lyle Anderson and Herman Anderson; two cousins who were raised by Gus’s parents, Edith Olson and Edna Farner.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre; www.pattonschad.com.
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