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Donald Anderson

June 28, 1922 — November 29, 2009

Donald L. Anderson, 87, of Breckenridge , MN , died November 29, 2009 at St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Breckenridge.



His funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 2, at 1:00 PM at Breckenridge Lutheran Church , Breckenridge , MN , with Pastor Mark Manning officiating.



Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.



Donald was born on June 28, 1922 in Barton , ND to Harry and Hilda (Miller) Anderson. He grew up and attended school in Willow City , ND and graduated as salutatorian in 1941. He started farming on the family farm until contracting tuberculosis in 1947 when he had to enter San Haven Sanatorium in Bottineau , ND for four years to recover. In 1951 he attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND where he received his degree in Radio and TV technology.



On June 5, 1954 he was united in marriage to Norma Nelson in Denbigh , ND . In 1955, he started his own business, Don’s Radio and TV, in Breckenridge , MN . He ran that business until he retired in 1981. After retiring, Don and Norma moved back to North Dakota to care for their parents. In 1993 they returned to the Wahpeton-Breckenridge area where they have lived since.



Don was a member of Breckenridge Lutheran Church and Breckenridge Rotary Club. He enjoyed carpentry and woodworking throughout his life and built a few houses to prove it. He also loved the many years he spent with his family at Star Lake and fishing. He also enjoyed playing games with his grandchildren.



He is survived by his wife: Norma Anderson, Breckenridge, MN; His three children: David (Sheri Auclair) Anderson, Minnetonka, MN and their children, Jennifer (Bryan) Johnson, Michael, Sarah, and David; Nola (Mike) Froehle, Eden Prairie, MN and their children, Brad and Katie; Mark (Eileen) Anderson, Shorewood, MN and their children Eric and Chris; His special great-grandson: Nathaniel Johnson; His brother: Manville Anderson- Norwood, NC.



He was preceded in death by his parents: Harry and Hilda Anderson; and his brother: Howard Anderson.


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