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Dr. Jerald Clayton ANDERSON

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Dr.  Jerald Clayton ANDERSON Obituary
Age 79, of Stillwater formerly of North Branch Died January 7, 2014 at Boutwells Landing in Oak Park Heights. Jerald was born to Clayton & Evelyn (Nelson) Anderson in Sunrise, MN. He attended North Branch High School. He attended college and received his Bachelors of Science and Doctorate of Dentistry from the Univ. of MN. During his college years he worked at the North Branch Dairy Queen. While attending Dairy Queen School, he met the love of his life, Patsy Ann Young. They were married on June 30th, 1957. He enlisted in the Army and became a Captain stationed at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY. In 1963, he returned to North Branch to practice family dentistry. In 1970, he was elected to the Minnesota Legislature. He served 10 years in the Senate chairing the Education Finance, Energy and Housing, and Natural Resources committees at various times. His contributions include authoring the bill bringing the Saint Croix Wild River State Park into existence. In 1981 he co-founded a National Charter Bank in North Branch bringing Community National Bank to the growing area. He served as chairman of the board until 1993 when he retired. Jerald enjoyed traveling the world with his wife, wintering in Sun City West, AZ, and summering at the beloved family cabin in Northern Wisconsin. He was an active member of the Vasa Order of America and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. The family wishes to thank the staff at Boutwells Landing and the many friends who offered their support and care to Jerry over the past months. Survived by his wife, Patsy; sons, Jeffery (Janie), Brent (Carin), Patrick (Angie); grandchildren, Nathaniel, Eli, Owen, Emily, Matthew; brothers, Quentin (Mary), Clennan (Judy); and adopted sisters, Roberta Collins, and Rosemary (Richard) Petty along with many nieces and nephews and countless friends. Preceded by his parents. Visitation Sun. Jan 12, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM at Swanson Chapel at Boutwells Landing, 5600 Norwich Pkwy, Oak Park Heights, and one hour before service. Memorial service Mon. Jan 13, 2014 at 2 PM also at Swanson Chapel at Boutwells Landing. Private interment at Sunrise Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to The . 2800 Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater 651-439-5511


Published in Pioneer Press on Jan. 10, 2014
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