Lowell Anderson

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Lowell Anderson

Clara City - Lowell Anderson, age 89, of rural Clara City, died Friday, October 8, 2021, at his home in Woods Township. His funeral service was Monday, October 11, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City and can be streamed on the church's FaceBook page. Memorials are preferred to Carris Health Rice Hospice, Immanuel Lutheran Church, or Louriston Cemetery Association. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, www.hafh.org.

Lowell was born October 11, 1931, to Otto and Fern (Williamson) Anderson on the family farm in Louriston Township near Clara City, Minnesota. He was baptized on December 6, 1931 and confirmed on December 17, 1944 at Zion Lutheran Church in Louriston Township. He attended District 47 School and later Clara City High School, graduating in 1949. He then attended the Morris Agriculture School, where he lettered in cross country. In 1951, Lowell enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He achieved the rank of sergeant and was discharged in 1954. Following his discharge, Lowell began farming with his brother Harlow and in 1955 he purchased his own farm in Woods Township.

In June 1956, Lowell married Barbara Dahl and they continued to live on the farm and had a combined dairy, chicken and grain farm. In 1963, they moved into Clara City after Lowell was appointed Postmaster. He served as Postmaster until his retirement in 1990 and in 1996, they moved back to their farm in Woods Township and enjoyed living the rural life.

Lowell was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and in the Clara City community. He was also active in the National Association of Postmasters and the League of Postmasters. He was also active with Swedish Friends and Sons of Norway.

Lowell is survived by his wife: Barbara; three children: Lois (Bruce) Nelson of Willmar, Tim (Denise) Anderson of Motley, and Tom (Dawn) Anderson of Prinsburg; nine grandchildren,ten great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister: Ardis (Kenneth) Newberg of Blomkest; a sister-in-law: Rebecca Anderson of Tyler, TX; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers: Harlow and Dean (Ione) Anderson.

Posted online on October 12, 2021

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Obituaries in Montevideo, MN | Monte News

Lowell Anderson

Harvey Anderson Funeral Home

Lowell Anderson

Clara City - Lowell Anderson, age 89, of rural Clara City, died Friday, October 8, 2021, at his home in Woods Township. His funeral service was Monday, October 11, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City and can be streamed on the church's FaceBook page. Memorials are preferred to Carris Health Rice Hospice, Immanuel Lutheran Church, or Louriston Cemetery Association. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, www.hafh.org.

Lowell was born October 11, 1931, to Otto and Fern (Williamson) Anderson on the family farm in Louriston Township near Clara City, Minnesota. He was baptized on December 6, 1931 and confirmed on December 17, 1944 at Zion Lutheran Church in Louriston Township. He attended District 47 School and later Clara City High School, graduating in 1949. He then attended the Morris Agriculture School, where he lettered in cross country. In 1951, Lowell enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He achieved the rank of sergeant and was discharged in 1954. Following his discharge, Lowell began farming with his brother Harlow and in 1955 he purchased his own farm in Woods Township.

In June 1956, Lowell married Barbara Dahl and they continued to live on the farm and had a combined dairy, chicken and grain farm. In 1963, they moved into Clara City after Lowell was appointed Postmaster. He served as Postmaster until his retirement in 1990 and in 1996, they moved back to their farm in Woods Township and enjoyed living the rural life.

Lowell was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and in the Clara City community. He was also active in the National Association of Postmasters and the League of Postmasters. He was also active with Swedish Friends and Sons of Norway.

Lowell is survived by his wife: Barbara; three children: Lois (Bruce) Nelson of Willmar, Tim (Denise) Anderson of Motley, and Tom (Dawn) Anderson of Prinsburg; nine grandchildren,ten great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister: Ardis (Kenneth) Newberg of Blomkest; a sister-in-law: Rebecca Anderson of Tyler, TX; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers: Harlow and Dean (Ione) Anderson.

Posted online on October 12, 2021