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Donald O. Anderson

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Donald O. Anderson Obituary
Donald O. Anderson, 82, of Sleepy Eye, passed away on Jan. 13, 2019, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, on Monday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour before the service at the church. The clergy will be Pastor Nathan Luong. Interment will be at Home Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com. The family requests that memorials be made to the Sleepy Eye Care Center-Heritage Lane, Trinity Lutheran Church, Allina Hospice or the donor's choice.
Don was born on June 30, 1936 in Windom, to Oliver and Viola (Schuknecht) Anderson. He grew up and attended school in Storden, and was raised by his grandparents, Oscar and Edith Anderson. On June 2, 1956 he married Sandra Dagner in Lamberton. They celebrated 62 years of marriage and were blessed with five children. Don worked for Kraft Foods in New Ulm for over 30 years. Family was the most important thing in his life and he loved spending time with his family and was so proud of his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed taking the grandkids fishing and attending all of their sporting activities. He was a baseball coach and a member of the Sleepy Eye Baseball Association for several years and was a volunteer for the Let's Go Fishing program in Sleepy Eye. While his memory faded over the last several years, his sense of family did not diminish and he always had a smile when family and friends would visit. He especially loved visits from the young great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends; blessed be his memory.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra of Sleepy Eye; daughters: Diane (Kevin) Hardin, Lori (Bob) Helget, Nancy (Al) Windschitl of Sleepy Eye, and Cathy (Jeff) Olson of New Ulm; son, Paul (Julie) Anderson of Sleepy Eye; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; siblings: Debbie (Rocky) Wright, Arbie (Dennis) Peters, Arlin (Ilene) Engler and Chuck Engler; brothers-in law: Karl (Judy) Dagner and Arne (Carol) Dagner; and sisters-in-law: Dorla Dagner, Mary Dagner and Pam Dagner. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, father and mother-in law, Charles and Dagmar Dagner; brothers-in-law: Herman, Edward, Douglas, and Mark Dagner and Wayne Kragh, and sisters-in-law: Diane Dagner, Helen Kragh, Karin Dagner and Julie Engler. Special thanks to the caregivers of Sleepy Eye Care Center and Allina Hospice.
Published in Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch from Jan. 16 to Jan. 22, 2019
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