Wallace Anderson, 92, of Wood Lake, passed away Monday, January 11th at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 pm Friday, January 15th at the Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Granite Falls followed by a private family service. Arrangements with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home.
Wallace Lewellyn Anderson was born July 14, 1928, the son of Arthur & Selma (Ellingson) Anderson in Hanley Falls. Wally served his country in the United States Army. He was stationed at Ft. Carson in Colorado and also served time in Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1952 and then went to work for the Minneapolis-St. Louis Railroad. He also worked for the Great Northern Railroad which later became the Burlington Northern Railroad. Wally retired in 1990.
He was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Marlow on July 16, 1977, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He enjoyed helping Bennett on the farm, doing yard work, reading local newspapers, watching football and baseball, casino gambling and playing buck. He loved spending time with his family and cherished his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of Wood Lake, daughter Penny Binnebose (fiancé Dan Trucker) of Granite Falls, step-children: Susan Marlowe of North St. Paul, Kathleen “Bentzlin” Preuss (Tim Peterson) of Wood Lake, Sonja “Bentzlin” (Marvin) Timmons of Granite Falls, Edward (Eileen) Bentzlin Jr. of Loudon, New Hampshire; thirteen grandchildren: Adam Preuss (Jessica Gorman), Eric (Jamie) Preuss, Michelle Preuss, Emily (Patrick) Melody, Benjamin (fiancé Lacey Mack) Bentzlin , Danielle (Josh) Arntz, Eddie Bentzlin, Madisen Bentzlin, Stephen Bentzlin, Brady Binnebose, Hayley Binnebose, Margaret “Maggie” Trucker and Owen Trucker; nine great grandchildren: Elias “Jack” Preuss, Judah Preuss, Royce Preuss, Karver Preuss, Kyrie Balton, Brookston Melody, Trevanti Arntz, Darien Arntz and Aviella Arntz; one brother Douglas Anderson of Cottonwood; and nieces, nephews, family and friends.