To the family of Elmer L. Andersen, I know death is a terrible thing to face, but everybody faces it someday in their life. But there is hope of a resurrection that's brought out in ACTS 24:15 which states "and I have hope toward God, which hope these [men] themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous"
I wish to thank everyone for their beautiful memmories and thoughts concerning the death of my great Grandfather. They are very much appreciated! He was a wonderful friend, greatgrandfather, and to many, a role model. May we all learn to live by his example!
I am proud to possess a little book called "The Stratford Shakespeare Anthology," which was one of the souvenirs Elmer brought back for the employees of The Princeton Union-Eagle when he and Eleanor returned from a trip to Europe in 1978. It's signed by Elmer and is dated Sept. 20, 1978. I recall that some of the other employees got candy, and I don't think anyone else got a book from Shakespeare's birthplace. How did Elmer know that 10 years later I would become an English teacher! I later showed the book to my students and told them about the wonderful man who gave it to me. I don't teach English anymore but I'm working for a small-town weekly again - as a copy editor - and have often thought of the good times I had working at the U-E. I haven't been back to Minnesota in 25 years, but I still remember how pleasant Elmer was to everyone during his visits to Princeton. I extend my condolences to the family.
How Many are they
the contributions you made
which helped to mold the country
in which we know it today
how thankful we are
forgotten never will you be
for Jehovah God even he will remember all great deeds
for he offers everlasting life
to those righteous ones
who excercise faith in Him and Jesus Christ his son
So may the God of comfort be over your friends and family
I pray they stay close to him
The most true God on him you can depend.
We extend our sympathies to your great loss of Elmer. I never had the opportunity to meet him in person, but his spirit and knoweledge of life and as a mentor were shown at great length to my Great-Niece, Laura Rahm. His kindness will never be forgotten.
My sympathies are with you all at this time of your sorrow. I lived across the street during my childhood years and Emily you and I became the best of friends, we had sleep overs and also gave our families a backyard show , your parents were so gracious in our attempt. I remember our walking to the Millers Drugstore for Limeades a favorite treat for both of us. I enjoyed the time we spent at your farm. I have fond memories of you and your family and enjoyed knowing you all. I agree with all the notations that your father was someone of great stature and dearly respected in this state, his great passions and his concern for his fellow man. Take care and I wish you all well.
I was a long time employee of H.B. Fuller and had the pleasure of working at Kasota when Elmer was there. We all benfitted from his philosphy of life and how people should be treated. He set an incredible example to follow. He was a lovely man and will be missed.
My condolences to his family and to everyone else who Elmer's life touched.
When I was a teenager, the name Elmer L. Anderson was revered. Later, in the early 1970's I was delivering the US Mail out of the Como Station and realized that the Andersons lived on one of the five routes that I delivered. I am proud to say that I had the opportunity to serve this family and thank you for this memory. My condolences to the entire family.
As a former employee of HBF, I have gained a great respect for the Andersen family. My condolences to the family and may it help in knowing that others are sharing in your loss.
We met through our mutual friend Kathy DeWitt in the mid-60s when you were at Oberlin and I was at Western Reserve. Although I never had the honor of personally meeting your father, I know by what has been written about him that he was a devoted public servant whose life and good deeds touched many thousands of individuals. You are most fortunate to have had him with you on this earth for so long. May God bless his soul.
My deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family at this time of sorrow.
Akron, Ohio and Ashburn, Virginia
Mrs. Anderson & Family: The death of Elmer is a loss to the entire State of Minnesota, as well to his business associates, friends and family. His integrity, kindness and charitable acts will never be forgotten.
Elmer L. Andersen was one of the finest men and most capable public servants the state of Minnesota has ever had.I had the great priveledge to know him and vote for him despite being a lifelong liberal.
I assume you will not remember me. We went to Murray together. But I recall you and just wanted to pass on my sympathies. You, and your family are in my prayers. Your Dad was one of our Best!
(Class of 63)
I have worked for H.B. Fuller for 25 years. The earlier years, working under Elmer's and Tony's leadership were my happiest years with the Company. Their dedication to their employees is unparalled.
He will be missed.
We were fortunate and blessed to have known Elmer L. Andersen. I was one of the St Anthony Park neighbors, a friend of the family, and active in politics, so our church youth leader, Senator, and Governor helped shape my life too. Our family sends condolences to Eleanor Tony, Julian and Emily, and bids Farewell and godspeed to a good and faithful servant.
We were fortunate and blessed to have known Elmer L. Andersen. I was one of the St Anthony Park neighbors, a friend of the family, and active in politics, so our church youth leader, Senator, and Governor helped shape my life too. Our family sends condolences to Eleanor Tony and Julian, and bids Farewell and godspeed to a good and faithful servant.
We have been employees of H B Fuller for many years. We have always respected Elmer's philosphy on life. We will miss Elmer's good humor and stories.
HBF Accounting: Mary Williams, Janet Hanson, Judy Briesath, Barb Jahnke and Vivian Kostelecky.
Elmer Andersen was my Grandfather Tony Sieleni's boss at H.B. Fuller. When Grandpa passed away in 1995, Elmer not only sent him a letter of encouragement and best wishes while he was battling leukemia in the hospital, he attended the funeral as well. My family was honored to have him there in support during our loss, and on behalf of them, I express our condolences and offer best wishes to his family during the time of their loss. May God bless this kind-hearted and thoughtful gentleman.
I have known Elmer Andersen since I was a little boy. My Mom, Rita Shemesh, worked closely with Elmer on the Taconite Amendment and Voyageurs National Park, and he served with my Mom on the Board of Directors for the UofM Landscape Arboretum. When I grew up and applied to law school, Elmer wrote me a magnificent letter of recommendation which helped me to get accepted at Hamline University School of Law. He also closely followed and encouraged my professional career as an attorney. In my years as an adult, I have read and learned more about the great achievements of Elmer Andersen, and the many acts of public service he was involved in during his lifetime. Elmer Andersen was one of the most decent people that I have ever met. He possessed and shared sensible values, ideals, beliefs and ideas. He was a respected and accomplished leader in everything he did, whether it was politics, business, public service, or environmental protection. I feel honored to have known Elmer Andersen. He was a truly great man, and he is a legend in the State of Minnesota.
Elmer L was our Scoutmaster in Troop 17 in St Anthony Park, St Paul, and led us on camping trips and paper drives. My first wilderness canoe trip was led by Elmer and his neighbor Tom Barnard,
with Tony, Julian, and fellow scouts. He inspired us as a scout leader and as our state senator and remained a true friend for life.
My dad worked for HB Fuller for over 32 years. Some of my earliest childhood memories are us kids frantically cleaning our house because 'Elmer' and Elenor were coming for a visit. He would introduce himself to Fuller employee's families by saying "I'm Elmer...I work with ..." I really liked that. I know I can speak for my entire family by saying that we loved Elmer and my dad's success with HB Fuller is due in great part to 'Elmer'. Thanks Elmer!