Jan. 23, 1985 Osakis Douglas County Minnesota, USA
Article from Lake Region Press, Alexandria, Minnesota Fri., February 1, 1985 Gale Alden Anderson, age 62, of 907 Lake Street passed away Wednesday, January 23, 1985 at the Douglas County Hospital of Cancer. Gale was born July 30, 1922 to David and Emilie (Rudebeck) Anderson in Balaton, Minnesota. He was baptized into the Christian faith at the Sillerud Lutheran Church of Balaton. In the '40's, he moved to Garfield and on October 27, 1950, he was united in marriage to Luretta Perkins in Webster, South Dakota. Together they lovingly raised nine children. The family moved to Minneapolis and New Brighton, Minnesota, where Gale was emoployed as a trailer mechanic for Briggs Transportation and where he was a member of the International Association of Machinists Labor Union. He served his country as a Merchant Marine during World War II. He also was a member of the Mission Convenant Church while growing up in Balaton, and later the First Lutheran Church of Alexandria, Minnesota, St Philips Lutheran of Fridley, Minnesota, Atonement Lutheran of New Brighton, Minnesota and finally during his retirement, the Osakis Lutheran of Osakis, Minnesota. Gale was a loving husband and father and will be dearli misssed. Pallbearers were Leon Pease, Lowell Lian, Steve Kuprian, Jerry Chlebeck, Phil Anderson and Robert Vendel. He is survived by his wife, Luretta: 3 daughters, Mrs Alden (Jerry Lou) Schultz of Long Prairie, Minnesota: Cheryl (Cha) Anderson of Osakis; and Carlo Anderson of Blaine, Minnesota: 6 sons; David of Hugo, Minnesota: Dennis, Dale and Darell, all of Blaine, Minnesota: Donald of Sartell, Minnesota and Dirk of Coon Rapids, Minnesota; 6 grand children: 2 great grandchildren; his parents David and Emilie Anderson of Backus, Minnesota; 8 sisters, Mrs Leonard (Lorraine) Hillberry of Seattle, Washingon; Mrs Elmer (Vera) Griesert of Glenwood, Minnesota: Mrs Rose Loger of Lake Stevens, Washington: Mrs Lester (Jean) Griesert of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota; Mrs Gordon (Phylis) Drum of Wadena, Minnesota: Mrs Chauncey (Dorothy) Foner of Villard, Minnesota; Mrs Jim (Shirley) Jacobs of Villard and Mrs Ralph (Dalene) Stevens of Two Harbors, Minnesota: 4 brothers; Lyle of Glenwood and Emroy, Kenneth and Glen Anderson, all of Lake Stevens, Washington and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 26, 1985, at 11:00 a.m. at the Osakis Lutheran Church with Rev Bill Sanden officiating. Music was provided by organist LaDean Lang and soloists Una and Gayle Solheim. Interment was at the West Evergreen Cemetery in Osakis.