|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1941|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 2011|
BRICELYN - Joel Howard Anderson, age 69, of Bricelyn, Minn., died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at his home surrounded by family after a brief fight with cancer. Memorial service will be held Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Bricelyn Lutheran Church in Bricelyn, Minn. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 16, 2011, from 5-7 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Pastor Luther Peterson will officiate and a burial will take place in Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery, Bricelyn, Faribault County, Minnesota.
Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Bricelyn is assisting the family with arrangements.
Joel was born July 12, 1941, in Albert Lea, Minn., the son of H. Alvin and Alice (Armstrong) Anderson. He graduated from Bricelyn High School in 1959, and enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base where he was an aircraft mechanic for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. He was honorably discharged. He then attended the School of Barbering in St. Paul, graduating in 1970. On October 30, 1971, he married Shirley Mae Hamsund at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Kiester, Minn. The two returned to Bricelyn to farm. Joel also worked at Larson Windows, retiring in 2005. He enjoyed farming and checking everyone's crops. He enjoyed fishing, John Wayne movies, air shows, and jets and planes. He loved his grandchildren.
Joel is survived by his wife Shirley of Bricelyn, one daughter Alison (Kevin) Steinhauer of Frost, Minn., one son Craig (Amy) Anderson of Wells, and 4 grandchildren: Trevor, Lizzy, Matthew and Laura; mother-in-law: Arlene Hamsund of Kiester; brother-in-law: Robert (Joyce) Hamsund of Albert Lea. He is also survived by many nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Rodney Anderson, and his father-in-law Maynard Hamsund.
Created by: Dale & Corinne Wise
Record added: Mar 15, 2011
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