Donald Francis Anderson

Photo added by Don Oftedahl

Donald Francis Anderson

  • Birth 7 Dec 1920 Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 26 Jan 2008 Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Dawson, Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot Row O Grave 5
  • Memorial ID 24633299

Donald F. Anderson was born December 7, 1920 to Albert and Ida (Oftedahl) Anderson at their home in Providence Township, Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota. He was baptized June 12, 1921 at Dawson Covenant Church by Pastor W. Westland, and was confirmed there June 25, 1933 by Rev. Axel Niklason. He joined Providence Valley Lutheran Church in the early 1940's, and continued to be a faithful member.
Donald was united in marriage with Margaret Soblom on January 21, 1945 at the Providence Valley Lutheran Church Parsonage by Dr. Emil Benson. He was inducted into the U.S. Naval Reserve February 1, 1945 at the Great Lakes Naval Reserve Training Center and was discharged shortly after the war ended in 1945. He has been a member of the American Legion for 60 years.
Donald opened a business with his father's blacksmith shop in 1946 doing auto and tractor repairs, and part-time truck driving. When his father-in-law Frank Soblom passed away in 1949, he joined with his brother-in-law Ralph Soblom and formed Soblom and Anderson Partnership. He was the head of maintenance at Johnson Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. Donald served on the Providence Valley Lutheran Church Council; was a board member of District 38; on the Providence Township Board; and the Board for Providence Township A.S.C. Committee. Donald and Margaret had one daughter, Kathie, and were blessed with an extended family, Amparo Quintero and Josue (Shiela) Castillo and their sons, Joshua, Jordan, and Spencer.
Donald loved to make things of both iron and wood and the challenge to repair anything broken or not working. He followed the Shepherd Home January 26, 2008 at the age of 87. The service was conducted by Pastor Gary Gabel.
He is survived by one daughter, Kathie Sundt and her husband Kirby of Brownsville, Texas; two grandsons: Zachary and Chayse Sundt; two sisters: Veloris Miller of Dawson, and Gladys (Al) Damrose of Rockford, Illinois.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife Margaret on November 11, 2001; one brother, Raymond; One sister, Lauraine Hanson; and two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Hanson and Wallace Miller.


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  • Created by: Don Oftedahl
  • Added: 14 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24633299
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Francis Anderson (7 Dec 1920–26 Jan 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24633299, citing Providence Valley Cemetery, Dawson, Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Don Oftedahl (contributor 46879927) .