Donald O Anderson

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Donald O Anderson

  • Birth 10 Dec 1912 Hettinger, Adams County, North Dakota, USA
  • Death 16 Apr 1963 Foxhome, Wilkin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 60433196

A Foxhome farmer was found dead Tuesday afternoon in a grove of trees west of his farm home in Andrea township, Wilkin county, with a chest wound from a .22 caliber rifle.

The death of Donald Anderson, 50, has been ruled "accidental" by the Wilkin coroner according to Sheriff Ellert Wilson of Breckenridge.

Surviving are his wife, Alda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steiner of Fergus Falls, and the five children: Carolyn, Linda, Diane, James, and Mark.

Other survivors include three brothers: Herbert, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Kenneth, Breckenridge, Capt. Earl, Rapid City, S. D. and three sisters: Mrs. Russell (Myrtle) Torkelson, Vining; Mrs. Gordon (Lorene) Paddock, Cannon Falls; and Pearl, Minneapolis.

The son of the late James and Martha Anderson, he was born at Hettinger, N.D., on Dec. 10, 1912, and came to Foxhome at the age of seven years.

He had been active in farming despite an arthritic condition and was a member of the Foxhome Lutheran Church.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm. Friday at the Fox home Lutheran church with Rev. Kenneth V. Peterson officiating. Burial will be in the Knollwood cemetery at Fergus Falls.

Service will feature a vocal solo by Leland Anderson, accompanied by Mrs. Joe Houghtailing on the organ, and music by the ladies chorus.

Pallbearers are nephews Ronald Torkelson, Dave Conzemius, Vincent Nicolai, Martin, Eugene, and Otis Anderson.

Glende-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Wednesday, April 17, 1963, page 10.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Provided courtesy of the Otter Tail County Historical Society (, which has further information available in its research library and on its web site.





  • Maintained by: T Burt
  • Originally Created by: Marjorie
  • Added: 22 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60433196
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donald O Anderson (10 Dec 1912–16 Apr 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60433196, citing Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by T Burt (contributor 47009168) .