Richard D. Anderson, 90, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital.
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Richard Donald Anderson was born July 31, 1923, to Herbert and Sophia (Boie) Anderson in Rochester. Richard attended Rochester Lutheran High School. He served in the Navy from 1941-45. After serving his country, he returned to Rochester and worked as a plumber until his retirement in 1986. He married Thelma Finnesgard June 6, 1947, in Rochester.
Richard was a current member of Union Local 6, Plumbers and Pipe Fitters. He enjoyed boating, fishing, camping, golf and gardening.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Carol Seidel, Rochester; and his son, Gary (Peggy) Anderson, Zumbrota; five grandchildren, Weston (Crystal) Anderson, Jason (Carrie Phlipp) Anderson, Douglas Wheeler, Danny (Kris Morrow) Wheeler and Kristin Wheeler; nine great-grandchildren, Matt, Kyle, Blaine, Dalton, Nick, Tanner, Hannah, Gabe and Mikayla; and a great-great-granddaughter, Camrie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Thelma and a brother, Harold.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place N.W., Rochester, MN 55902, 507-289-3600, ranfranzandvinefh.com.
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Oct. 2, 2013