Dean H. Anderson


Dean H. Anderson, 82 of Merritt Island, Florida, formerly of Spicer, Minnesota passed away on October 6, 2021 at Solaris Health Care Center in Merritt Island.

Dean was born on March 28, 1939 in Brainerd, Minnesota. He graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1957. He majored in Political Science and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts in 1961. Dean held a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Minnesota Law School graduating in 1964.

Dean was united in marriage to Marjorie Tatge on June 22, 1963. They had three daughters. Dean enjoyed his home on George Lake, Spicer, Minnesota especially being the boat captain of his pontoon. His second home was made in Sherwood Forest Campground, Aitkin, Minnesota. His love for Florida vacations resulted in making his retirement home there. He was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church, Spicer, Minnesota and Riverside Presbyterian in Cocoa Beach, Florida. A favorite pass time of his was golfing at the Little Crow Golf Club. Telling jokes and spending time with family was of high importance during his life.

Dean was very talented in business with many achievements and accomplishments during his career. He was the Assistant Director of the Montevideo Minnesota Housing and Redevelopment Authority in 1964, Assistant County Attorney 1964-1969, Associate Attorney and Junior Partner for Vendale Lundquist, Attorney at Law 1964-1986, Senior Partner of the Anderson and Burgett Law firm 1986-2013, City Attorney for New London and Raymond, and prior to his retirement in 2014, he worked on staff for the Willmar Community Foundation. He was a partner in the “Willmar Ten”, Home State Bank Board member, Charter Board Member and Legal Counsel to Ridgewater College Foundation, past President of the Kandiyohi County Bar Association, 1975 President of the Willmar Chamber of Commerce, Former Chair of the Real Estate Foundation, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 1973 Charter President of the Optimist Club and other associations.

Dean’s parents Norma Anderson (Erickson) and Hartvig Anderson preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister Mary Hunter, special nephew Brian, sister Elise Anderson, and by his wife Marjorie, daughters Debbie (Kevin) Ryks, Tracy Dokken and partner Doug Fuls, and Jennie (Marc) Derosia. He is also survived by his Grandchildren Christopher Ryks (Jennifer) Chelsie Bloch (Robert) Michael Freeman (Kathryn), Nick Freeman, and Jessica Stai. Also by his Great Grandchildren Alys, Blake, Emmit, Brianna, Haylie, Aiden, Rory and Chase. He will also be remembered by extended family, friends, and associates.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life event in June 2022 in Willmar. CaErds and Memorials can be sent to his home in Merritt Island, Florida.

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