PEQUOT LAKES -- Peter Anderson, age 46, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born Sept. 29, 1958, in St. Paul to Keith and Martha (Smolka) Anderson.
Peter graduated from Mahtomedi High School in 1976. He was the former publisher of Echo Publishing. He was past president of the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce and the Minnesota Free Newspaper Association. He chaired the Pequot Lakes Bean Hole Days for many years and was an active member of the Antique Snowmobile Club and Lions Club of Pequot Lakes. Peter spent many hours volunteering at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. He loved the outdoors, sculpting and art. He was most recently employed by Hunt Utilities Group in Pine River as an artist in residence.
He is survived by his children, Noelle, Rachel and Erik, and granddaughter, Lola, all of Pequot Lakes; his parents, Keith and Martha Anderson, of Nisswa; brothers, Michael (Barbara), of Cottage Grove, Paul, of Austin, Texas, Erik (Jill), of Tigard, Ore.; and sister, Linda Osborne (Bob), of Jackson, Wyo.
Services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, at St. Alice Catholic Church in Pequot Lakes with Father George Zeck officiating. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Kline Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
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