Bryan Anderson, age 64, passed away at the St. Cloud VA Care Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the Camp Ripley Chapel. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.
Bryan was born on June 23, 1948, in Brainerd, Minn., to Roland and Mardell (Nubbe) Anderson. He grew up in Pillager until the age of 14, when he moved to Motley, to live with his sister’s family. After graduating from Motley, he joined the U.S. Army on Sept. 26, 1966. He spent one year in Vietnam. On Sept. 20, 1975, he married Sharon Larson, and they had two children. They later divorced. Bryan loved spending time with family and friends, fishing, hunting, having BBQs and gardening.
Bryan is survived by his children, Ryan (Erin) Anderson, of Beaverton, Ore., and Aleshia Anderson, of White Bear Lake; grandsons, Trenton, Peyton and Jack; brothers, Roland (Marie), of Pillager, Rockne, of Brainerd, and Gregory (Beverly), of Franklin, Ky.; sister, Karen (Thomas) Zetah, of Pillager; sister-in-law, Verly Anderson, of Detroit Lakes; several nieces and nephews; and former wife, Sharon. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Jeffery; brother, Michael; and nephew, Kenneth Anderson.
Arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Home Randall.