Richard D. Anderson

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Richard D. Anderson, 90, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital.

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,

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Published in The Post-Bulletin on Oct. 2, 2013
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