Nils Olai Kloster Anderson

Nils Olai Kloster Anderson

Fayette County, Iowa, USA
Death 27 Mar 1948 (aged 87)
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 160
Memorial ID 18690893 · View Source
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Nils Olai Anderson, son of Amond Kloster and his wife, Carrie, was born on a farm in Fayette County, Iowa, on March 27, 1861. He grew up there attending the local rural school, and later continued his education by attending Luther College at Decorah, Iowa, and Upper Iowa University at Fayette. He then taught for a short time in Iowa and taught several terms after coming to Minnesota in 1883.

On March 8, 1883, he was married to Ingri Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Johnson, and the happy couple enjoyed a God-blessed marriage which lasted a little more than sixty-five years.

In 1885 Mr. Anderson purchased land in Marshall township, what is now the Robert Utzke farm, and the Andersons made that their home until 1908, when they moved to their present home in the village of Adams.

Since coming to this section of Minnesota, Mr. Anderson has played a very prominent part in the business, political and religious life of the community. He served as assessor and as town clerk of Marshall township while on his farm; he served as assessor of the village of Adams for five years. For many years he operated a general insurance agency in Adams; for a considerable length of time he was president of the Mower County Insurance Company and was on the board of directors for twenty-one years.

He was secretary of the Adams Cooperative Creamery for a number of years and he was a director of the Farmers State Bank of Adams at the time of his death. He had been a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church since he moved from Iowa. He was on the building committee that had charge of the erection of the present Little Cedar Church, and he served as secretary of the congregation for sixteen years.

Mr. Anderson suffered a stroke several years ago, but made a good recovery and had been quite active, working around his home and making his daily trip to town, until a week ago Sunday when he began to fail in health. He suffered a severe stroke on Saturday evening, March 27th and passed away shortly there after, his death occurring on his eighty-seventh birthday.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Amanda (Mrs. B.J. Huseby), Ida and Coramae (Mrs. E.S. Anderson), all of Adams; one brother, Amond of Beresford, S.D.; five grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters.

Mr. Anderson was a sincere Christian, a trusted and respected farmer and business man, a kind and loving husband and father, and a sociable, loyal and accommodating friend and neighbor. His death leaves a vacant place in the home, the church, and the community that will be hard to fill.

Cause of death according to the burial permit was apoplexy.

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