Orvis F. Anderson
Nov. 1, 1921 - Dec. 14, 2006 MONTEVIDEO -- Orvis F. Anderson, 85, of Montevideo died Thursday at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hope Reformed Church in Montevideo. Burial will be at Graham Unit...
Nov. 1, 1921 - Dec. 14, 2006
MONTEVIDEO -- Orvis F. Anderson, 85, of Montevideo died Thursday at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital.
The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hope Reformed Church in Montevideo. Burial will be at Graham United Methodist Cemetery near Rice.
He was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Centerville, S.D., to Elmer and Agnes (Conrad) Anderson. He grew up in South Dakota and graduated from Irene High School in Irene, S.D., in 1939.
He married Gladys Scheel on Dec. 2, 1943, in Rice. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He farmed near Rice and worked at the V.A. Hospital in St. Cloud. He received a degree from St. Cloud State College. He taught school in Canby in 1956, completed his master's degree and continued as a counselor in the Canby schools. He moved to Montevideo in 1966 and he worked as a school counselor. He retired in 1987.
He was a member of Hope Reformed Church. He had been a member at several other churches where he had been a Sunday school teacher, held several church offices and served on a number of boards and committees. He was a member of the DAV and VFW, the American Legion, was a Cub Scout leader and a member of the Canby and Montevideo Education Associations.
He is survived by his wife; children: Darrell (and Marian) of Montevideo, Connie (and Ron) Nuebel of Northfield, Vern (and Pam) Anderson of Dawson, Steve (and Robin) Anderson of West Branch, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister: Alice Mae Huston of Sauk Rapids.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.