The funeral for Harold B. Anderson, of Morris, Minnesota will be held on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Federated Church in Morris, with Reverend Lauren Snell officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be at the Summit Cemetery in Morris.
Harold Bernhardt Anderson, son of Howe and Martha (Carbert) Anderson was born on July 16, 1926 in Big Stone County, Minnesota. He attended country school in the Beardsley and Herman areas and graduated from Hancock High School. Harold continued his education for one year at the West Central School of Agriculture. He was united in marriage to JoAnn Redfield on October 13, 1951 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, Minnesota. The couple moved to their family farm near Hancock, MN, where they farmed and raised their six children. Harold loved the country and his land.
Harold was a member of the Federated Church in Morris, where he was on several boards and committees. His volunteer mission trips to Monterey, Mexico were very rewarding ventures for him. Harold was a firm believer in the co-op system and served on boards for the Morris Co-op, Minnesota Association of Cooperatives, Production Credit and SCEIC when it started in Morris. Harold loved to travel and spent time in England, Norway, Mexico, Alaska, and went on agriculture tours to Brazil and Argentina. He enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle and cribbage with his grandchildren.
Harold will be remembered for the love of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a people person and made friends wherever he went.
Harold died on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in the Bemidji Hospital in Bemidji, Minnesota. He was 89 years old.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, JoAnn Anderson of Morris; six children: David Anderson of Moorhead, Royce (Julie) Anderson of Glenwood, Nancy (Steve) Kent of Breckenridge, Pat (Ron) Sharstrom of Morris, Penny (Paul) Rhoda of Morris and Bryn (Todd) Muehlbauer of Sauk Rapids; 17 grandchildren: Kyle Anderson, Lindsay Hall, Alicia Shepard, Ryan Anderson, Evan Anderson, Erin Oldre, Brianne Allison, Ross Kent, Tyler Kent, Brooke Mulville, Brady Sharstrom, Brittany Fehr, Kevin Mahoney, Kristi Moore, Kelly Mahoney, Morgan Voss and Carson Muehlbauer; five step-grandchildren: Cody Nelson, Alana Nelson, Tonya Rhoda, Sarah Rhoda and Jordan Rhoda; 28 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and one brother: Erwin (Jean) Anderson of Morris. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Arletta Myers and Lyla Mae Jarvis and one grandson: Brian Kent.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to Federated Church and the Courage Cottage in Morris.
Harold B. Anderson