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Deceased February 1986
Birthday: August 26
August 26, 1937 - February 13, 1986
David John Anderson, who was born and raised in Wadena, died
suddenly February 13, 1986 at the age of 48, at his home in
Roseville, Minnesota. Funeral services were held at the
Roseville Memorial Chapel February 17. Interment was in the
Sunset cemetery, Minneapolis. Pallbearers were E.
Lawrence Anderson, Philip Black, Jack W. Hanson, Bruce Jarvis, Steven
Stafford, and Harold L. Zosel. Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Williams; a brother, State
Representative Robert A. Anderson, Ottertail, Minnesota; and the
family of his brother Gerald, who died in 1979; Gerald's wife, Gail
and children Andrew and Michael Anderson of Park Rapids.
David was born August 26, 1937 at Wesley Hospital in Wadena, to
Alfred E. Anderson and Frances Hassler Anderson, the youngest of
three boys. His father was the founder of the Wadena Silo
Company, and his mother was active for many years in Wadena civic affairs.
David attended St. Ann's grade school and Wadena high school,
graduating with the class of 1955. He was active in scouting,
football, track, wrestling, and cheerleading. He attended St.
Thomas College in St Paul, where he was also on the wrestling team,
and sang in the choir. During his college years he worked
summers as a silo builder for the Wadena Silo Company. He
graduated from St Thomas in 1959.
He then began his career as an accountant, which he continued until
his death. He also attained a juris doctor degree from William
Mitchell College of Law, St Paul in 1971. He was a member of
the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Bar
Association, and Minnesota Bar Association.
He was one of the owners of the Chalet Chanticleer Restaurant,
Ottertail, Minnesota, from its founding in 1961 until it was sold in
1980. He was a charger member of the Wadena chapter of BPOE.
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