Benjamin David Anderson, 32, of Lake City, passed away tragically on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
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Ben was born March 2, 1981, in South St. Paul. He attended Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights. He joined the Army in 2001 and was discharged in 2005 after serving as corporal in the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment. He was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. After being discharged, he returned to Minnesota. Ben married Shavon Danckwart on July 14, 2007, in Inver Grove Heights. They moved to Lake City in 2008. Ben worked at Horizon Milling and Federal Mogul of Lake City. He was currently working at S.B. Foot Tanning Company in Red Wing.
He loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his children. He was an avid sports fan and loved fitness, video games, music, reading, writing and peanut M&Ms. He was an intelligent, romantic, strong, passionate man and will be missed by so many.
Ben is survived by his wife and love of his life, Shavon of Lake City; three children who will keep him in their hearts forever, Kylee (Burr), Drake and Garrett; his mother, Janice Joblinski of St. Paul; a brother, James Anderson; two sisters, Heather (Jill) Schepman, Jodi (Brian) Miller; five nieces; Chloe, Zoie, Temperance, Taeryn and Adelyn; a nephew Jaxson; and brother in-law, Kyle (Tami) Richardson.
A celebration of Ben's life will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson-Peterson Chapel in Lake City, with the Rev. Scott Fiege officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 8729 and American Legion Post 110 of Lake City. There will be a meal provided at the VFW, Lake City, following the service.
Online condolences may be placed at mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
A memorial fund is currently being set up to support Ben's children. Please contact Bethany Lutheran Church for details.
Mahn Family Funeral Home
1022 West Lyon Avenue Lake City, MN 55041
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Sept. 30, 2013