Obituary of Kenneth Dale Anderson
We are deeply saddened by the passing from our day to day lives of our dearly loved Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, and friend. Kenneth Dale Anderson, 81, was welcomed into the Kingdom of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, June 10, 2022. Ken was born October 20, 1940 in Bemdji, MN. He graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1959. Ken was the best! He could fix anything, appreciate everything, and love us with energy, happiness, assistance, patience and kindness. He taught us and laughed with us and we enjoyed his companionship more than words can convey. His life was full and varied. Upon graduating high school, he served in the US Air Force and segued that into becoming an instrument technician in the MN Air National Guard at the Duluth base. He then transitioned through brief stints at Superior Fiber Products and Pitney Bowes before eventually starting a long career at Northwestern Bell (US West, Qwest, Century Link) in 1969, where he enjoyed a 32 year run, retiring in 2002 as a Lineman. He married Ann Sandness in 1965, and they had two boys Steven and Brent. Ann passed just a year ago. Ken was a devoted Lutheran church goer and church volunteer. He was a lifelong hunter and fisherman and had thousands of stories about his adventures. He was just getting his boat ready for a delightful fishing trip with two friends when the Lord called him home. Ken's family will miss his humor, playing games, remembering childhood antics, and laughing - lots of laughing. He was preceded in death by his parents Emil Anderson and Blanche (Herman), his older sister, Carol Anderson, and his stepfather George Nystrom. Family include his son Steven and wife Michelle, grandchildren Brittany and Thomas. Son Brent and partner Carolyn Olson, grandchildren Joel and Morgan. Ken's sister Cheryl Nystrom and in-laws Elizabeth French, Lynn Sandness and Pat Maus, James and Beret Sandness, nephews and nieces John French, Carl Sandness, Stephanie Scherr, David Sandness, Kristin Sandness, Jon Sandness and Katie Castillo, and all of their little ones - most of whom Ken knew and loved. Ken adored the children. You are invited to a memorial service to celebrate Ken's life at St. John's Free Lutheran church, 3601 W Arrowhead Rd, Duluth, MN Saturday June 25 at 2:00 pm with a visitation beginning at 1:00 pm In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to be sent to St. John's Free Lutheran Church.