Arthur "Duke"-Anderson-Obituary

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Arthur "Duke" Anderson

Plymouth, Minnesota

Nov 20, 1933 – Jun 20, 2020 (Age 86)


November 20, 1933
June 20, 2020
Plymouth, Minnesota


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Gearty-Delmore - Plymouth Chapel - Plymouth Obituary

Arthur “Duke” Anderson Jr., age 86 of Plymouth, passed away June 20, 2020.

Survived by wife JoAnne Sullivan Halek; daughters Mary Kaye (Tom) Gorrilla, Neva (Troy) Gullickson, Elizabeth (Scott) Boeser; sons Martin (Marti), Patrick, John (Julie), &  Ed Anderson; 21 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; sister, Leone LaDuke; brothers, Jim and John Anderson; sister-in-law, Sister Colleen O’Malley, CSJ.; and JoAnne’s children and siblings.   

Preceded in death by wife, Kathleen O’Malley Anderson; parents Helen and Arthur Anderson; brothers, Jerry and Tom Anderson; sisters, Bernice Knaeble and Joan Carlson; brothers-in-law, Bob Knaeble, Ralph Carlson, Bob LaDuke, Don Krattenmaker, John O’Malley; sisters-in-law; Norma Anderson, JoAnne Anderson, Sandra Anderson, Rosemary Krattenmaker & Patti O’Malley.  

Duke was a member of the Local Union #34 and the Northside Knights of Columbus.  Throughout his life Duke was a member of Ascension, St Anne’s, Sacred Heart and St. Joseph Catholic Communities.  He served as a Youth Leader, St. Anne’s Athletic Club Director, a Lector, a Eucharistic Minister and a coach. 

Visitation Wednesday June 24, 4-8 PM at Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Ave N. @ Vicksburg Ln.

Due to COVID-19 gathering limitations, please sign up to attend the visitation click here.

Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday, June 25, at St. Joseph Parish Community, 8701 36th Ave N., New Hope. with visitation one hour prior to Mass. 

Interment Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope. 

Memorials preferred to the Parish Community of St Joseph.



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Dear Marty and Family,
So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
With Sympathy,
Kimberly Harstad
Class of ‘75

Neva and Troy, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I know how hard it is to lose your dad. With deep sympathy

Marty, Sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family.
Frank & Mary Kennedy

Sorry to hear about the loss of your father, my prayers go out to the whole family. Willie Wimmer 81

Simply put - Duke was one of the men who I've spent my life trying to live up to. Honorable, funny, compassionate, hard working, selfless - the world has a bit less joy & a lot less laughter without him.

To the Anderson family: I was so sorry to hear that Duke passed away. He was such a great guy and it was always so fun to run into him and catch up a little. He was a special man and will certainly be missed by all who knew him.

Sending prayers and sympathy to the family of our dear friend, Duke.

Our condolences go out to the Andersons. May you find peace soon during this difficult time.

Duke was a good man! Lots of memories from our years at St. Annes with Duke and family. My sincerest condolences to the Anderson family.