Arden D. Anderson, 82, of Dawson, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Johnson Memorial Care Center.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Baxter, with the Rev. Matt Danielson officiating. Interment at the church cemetery.
Arden DuWayne Anderson was born March 3, 1937, to Manford and Beulah (Faaberg) Anderson in Dawson. He was the first of twins and weighed only 2 lbs. 3 oz, being in the hospital for several weeks and brought home in a shoe box. He was baptized May 9, 1937, and confirmed June 2, 1956, at Baxter Church. Arden attended country school Dist. #3 through eighth grade and graduated from Dawson High School in 1955. He joined the National Guard in 1953, and served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet mechanic from 1956 to 1960 in Japan, Okinawa and Formosa. He was united in marriage with Beverly Moseng, April 8, 1961. Four children were born to them, Brian, Todd, Vicki, and Lori. His main occupations were working at the soybean plant in Dawson and farming.
Arden enjoyed dancing, golfing, fishing, hunting and collecting fishing items. He loved tinkering and fixing in the shed. He could fix just about anything. He and Bev wintered in Arizona for 18 years and traveled to Norway, England, Hawaii, Canada, and several states. Arden served on the Baxter Town Board for 24 years, was an active member at Baxter Church, and a lifetime member of the VFW. Most of all, Arden was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, known for his cheerful disposition and unconditional love.
He is survived by his wife, Bev, of 58 years; two daughters, Vicki Anderson and Lori Anderson; four grandchildren, Rachel Klaphake, Andrew Klaphake, Nicolas Knapper and Lukas Knapper; sister, Susan (and Ron) Olson; brother-in-law, Elwood Moseng; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sons, Todd (2011) and Brian (2017); sister, Janice; brothers, Arlen and Donnie; and brother-in-law, Harlan and his wife, Carol.
Blessed be his memory. We're going to miss you.
Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home, of Dawson, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.