Richard "Dick" A. Anderson, 80, Brainerd, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
He was born March 30, 1922, in Meeker County to Arthur and Maybelle (Larson) Anderson. He moved to Brainerd in 1937 and was employed in the construction business. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and was stationed in Attu, Alaska. He married Evelyn Tracy. He was discharged in October 1945. He continued to work in construction until 1951 when he went into the trucking business. He owned and operated a service garage and Anderson Truck Line. In 1968, he became a dealer for International Harvester. He retired in 1984 and made his home in Brainerd, wintering in Arizona. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Rick Anderson, Staples, Robert Anderson, St. Mathias, and Steve Anderson, Richmond Hill, Ga.; two daughters, Lynda Laechel, Harmony, and Susan Albertson, Brainerd; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harlan Anderson, Brainerd, and Art and Betty Anderson, Dassel.
A sister and four brothers died earlier.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastors David P. Holte and Juli Sutton-Deem officiating. A flag presentation will be by American Legion Post No. 255. Burial will be in Vaale Cemetery in rural Brainerd. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or St. Joseph's Hospice.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd and an hour before services Wednesday at the church.
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