Jerry Anderson, 80, of Lancaster, Minn., passed away peacefully at his home in Poppleton Township early Tuesday morning, July 7, 2020.
Kenneth Jerry Anderson was born Feb. 22, 1940, in McKinley Township of Kittson County to Kenneth and Anne (Leskiw) Anderson. He attended the Lindquist Country school through the 8th grade then completed his education at Lancaster Public School.
In his youth, Jerry worked on several area farms before taking a job with Halcrow Cash Supply in Drayton, N.D.
On Oct. 4, 1958, he was united in marriage to Margaret Bergh at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hallock, Minn. The couple settled briefly in Robbin, Minn., before moving into Drayton. In 1963 Jerry and Marge moved from Drayton back to Lancaster and in 1966 purchased their farm in Poppleton Township. They have resided there for the past 54 years.
Jerry did construction work for Roy Benson and Son out of Stephen, Minn., and after many years he changed careers and began farming full time in 1980. He raised cattle and small grains until 2010 when he semi-retired.
Jerry served as Poppleton Township supervisor for nearly 30 years. Jerry enjoyed the farm and was a patient and instructive teacher to his children and grandchildren. He hunted, fished, enjoyed carpentry work and was an enthusiastic Minnesota Twins fan.
Family members include his loving wife of 61 years, Marge; children, Tammy (Bruce) Nielsen, Lancaster, Dennis (Elizabeth) Anderson, Lancaster and Carol (Al) Johnson, Lake Bronson, Minn.; grandchildren, John and Paul Johnson, Zachary Gatheridge, Alyssa Askew, Maddy Anderson, Eric Nielsen and Jennessa Warzecha; great-grandchildren, Mila, Avery and Beckett Warzecha, Parker and Eli Askew, Ethan and Liam Johnson, and Vivian Johnson; brothers, Robert Anderson, Hallock, Roy Anderson, Lancaster, and Glen (Teresa) Anderson also of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Alice; and brothers, James and Walter.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11 a.m. in Riverview Memorial Garden Cemetery, Lancaster. Pastor Kathy Levenhagen, presided; special music provided by Paul and Eden, Johnson. Casket bearers were Jerry’s grandchildren. CDC guidelines were followed, including social distancing.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, was in charge of the arrangements. www. austinfuneralchapel.com