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Vernon Odell Anderson

November 30, 1936 — January 15, 2024

Rogers

Vernon Anderson, 87, Rogers, Minnesota passed away on January 15, 2024. Following a brief hospital stay, Vernon succumbed to pneumonia complications at Guardian Angels Engel Haus in Albertville, Minnesota under hospice care, his family at his side.

 Visitation will be held on Friday January 26, 2024, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville, Minnesota and will continue one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday January 27, 2024, at Little Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Barnesville, Minnesota with Reverend Randy Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow in Little Bethany Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers will be Brad Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Wes Anderson, Keith Heald, Laura Kranz, Ryan Siggerud, Amy Swanson, and Kim Weishair.

Vernon “Vern” Odell Anderson, son of Orland Ambrose Anderson and Amy Josephine (Horkman) Anderson was born November 30, 1936, in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. He grew up on the family farm near Rollag, Minnesota, attended District 77 Grade School and Barnesville High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1959 with duty at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, South Korea, and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma.

Vern married Maxine Siggerud June 7, 1958. He attended NDSU in Fargo, North Dakota, graduating in 1962 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Daughter Sue was born. After college his first job with Hercules, Inc. took the family to Salt Lake City, Utah where they lived for four years. Son Brent was born. They moved back to Minnesota where Vern worked for Honeywell in Minneapolis then with Tennant Company for twenty-five years, retiring in 1997. While living in the West the family learned to love mountain country and family camping. Vern especially enjoyed bow hunting and trout fishing in mountain streams.

Vern’s spare time was filled with metal and wood working, restoring his Model A Fords, and inventing all kinds of mechanical implements. His favorite part of retirement was “working” with his son.

Surviving Vern are daughter Sue Anderson (Connie Ryals), son Brent Anderson (Sherri Zimmerman), granddaughter Jessica (Brad) Pauls, brother Clair (Pat) Anderson, sister-in-law Kay Anderson, nieces and nephews.

Preceding Vern in death are wife Maxine, parents Orland and Amy Anderson, brothers Klennes Anderson and Donald Anderson, two infant brothers, and great-grandchildren twins Marla and Harlan.

Vern’s family sincerely thanks Engel Haus and Trinity Hospice for their compassionate care.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, January 26, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Prayer Service

Friday, January 26, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Saturday, January 27, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Little Bethany Lutheran Church

45216 100th Ave, Barnesville, MN 56514

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Little Bethany Lutheran Church

45216 100th Ave, Barnesville, MN 56514

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