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Donald F. Anderson

Dec. 7, 1920 - Jan. 26, 2008 DAWSON -- Donald F. Anderson, 87, of rural Dawson died Saturday at his home. The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Providence Valley Lutheran Church, rural Dawson. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitatio...

Dec. 7, 1920 - Jan. 26, 2008

DAWSON -- Donald F. Anderson, 87, of rural Dawson died Saturday at his home.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Providence Valley Lutheran Church, rural Dawson. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Hanson and Dahl Funeral Home in Dawson.

He was born Dec. 7, 1920, in Providence Township, Lac qui Parle County, to Albert and Ida (Oftedahl) Anderson.

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He married Margaret Soblom on Jan. 21, 1945. He served in the U.S. Navel Reserve in 1945 until and was in training when the war ended later that year. He opened a business with his father's blacksmith shop in 1946, where he did auto and tractor repairs and part-time truck driving. In 1949, after his father's death, he and his brother-in-law, Ralph Soblom, formed Soblom and Anderson Partnership. Then he became head of maintenance at Johnson Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years.

He was a member of Providence Valley Lutheran Church, where served on the church council, and a 60-year member of the American Legion. He was a board member of District 38; on the Providence Township Board, and on the board for Providence Township A.S.C. Committee.

He is survived by one daughter: Kathie (and Kirby) Sundt of Brownsville, Texas; two grandsons; and two sisters: Veloris Miller of Dawson and Gladys (and Al) Damrose of Rockford, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2001, one brother and one sister.

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