Anderson, Dallas Charles age 73, of Blaine, MN, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at his home. Dallas Charles Anderson was born June 13, 1940 at his family farm near Fertile, MN to Jasper and Grace (Oswald) Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed at Union Lake Lutheran Free Church. He graduated from Fertile High School in 1958. Dallas worked on the family farm as a pre-teen, but his first paying job was sharing the work and wages of one man with a neighbor boy running a bundle team during threshing the summer after eighth grade. He always had some kind of a job after that, including farm work, building grain silos, pumping gas, construction work, landscaping, and factory work. In 1960 he took a job with Trico Manufacturing as a press operator and soon moved up to being a tool maker. In 1963 he was drafted, and he served in the US Army until 1965. After his discharge, he took a job with Assurance Manufacturing, a fledging tool and die company. In 1966 he and his friend Gene bought Assurance, and together they built it into a successful company. Dallas retired from Assurance in 2006. Dallas met Louise Schnur in 1969, and they were united in marriage fifteen months later in June of 1970. They made their home in New Brighton for over thirty years where they raised their three sons, Matthew, Craig, and Kyle. Dallas was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed deer hunting, bird hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed golf and traveling. He was sentimental about the family farm and left it pristine, with a fresh coat of paint on all of the buildings this summer. Dallas will be remembered as a man of integrity. He was a man of quiet conviction and faith. He was fun-loving, kind, honest, fair, and generous. He was loved. Dallas is survived by his wife Louise, sons Matthew, Craig and his wife France Pascale, and Kyle and his wife Erika, grandchildren Louisa and Cedric, sister Valorie Bennes, sister- in-law Gladys (Bill) Boril, sister-in-law Bonnie (Vaemond) Crane, brother-in- law Bill (Judy) Schnur, twenty-three nieces and nephews, and many cousins and friends. Dallas was preceded in death by his parents Jasper and Grace, brother Donavin, brother Lynn, sister LaZona Ellegard, brother-in-law Donnie Ellegard, brother-in-law Milton Bennes, brother-in-law Harvey Holmvik, and nephew David Schnur. Visitation at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL (107th Ave. NE & Hwy. 65) Friday, November 22 from 5-8 PM. Memorial Service at CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH (1900 - 7th St. NW, New Brighton) Saturday, November 23 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior and lunch to follow. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. www.kozlakradulovich.com "A Celebration of Life" 763-783-1100
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.