Lloyd Anderson, Sr., age 87, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Saturday, January 17th, at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 23rd, at Bethel Assembly Church in Fosston with Pastor Jon Marx officiating. Interment will be in Mamre Cemetery, rural Fosston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, January 22nd, at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and military honors will be provided the Gonvick American Legion Post #304, the Irvin-Blix American Legion Post #16 of Bagley and the National Guard Honors Team. Messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com.Lloyd Anderson was born January 11, 1928 in a farm house in Queen Township, Minnesota to parents Matthew and Mary (Stueness) Anderson. He attended country school until the 8th grade when he had to postpone his education to work the family farm. In January of 1953 he joined the Army where he was a cook and supply sergeant at Camp Roberts and Camp Stoneman in California. He was also stationed for a time at Camp Lewis in Washington state. While in the Army he completed his GED for his high school diploma. In January 1955, he was honorably discharged from the Army. He returned to Minnesota where he attended Dunwoody Institute. After graduation he was employed installing intercom systems in hospitals. He worked briefly in the Chicago area but was transferred back to Minneapolis. While there he met and on August 26, 1961 married Ruth Adams. In 1967, they returned to the family farm raising beef cattle and crops. In 1970, he started working at the Northern Sun Products in Gonvick, Minnesota along with his farming. While working at the Sun Plant he obtained his boilers license. He worked there until its closure. He continued on the farm raising beefalo cattle. In 1988, he obtained employment at the Fosston Incinerator. He retired from the Incinerator but continued farming. After selling the land he remained on the farm working for the Jerry Dehmer, the new owner. In 2004, Lloyd developed a passion for growing big pumpkins with his friend Jerry Dehmer. They entered the big pumpkin contests in Gonvick, winning many prizes for their big pumpkins. His big pumpkins were his pride and joy.In October 2013, he moved off the farm and moved into a rental house in Fosston. He enjoyed his life in town with his faithful dog Copper tending the flowers and watching the birds.Lloyd was a member of Bethel Assembly Church where he helped build the original church and he served on the board at various times. He was also a member of the Irvin-Blix American Legion Post #16 of Bagley, Minnesota. On January 17, six days after his 87th birthday, Lloyd passed away at the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis after a courageous battle with Guillian Barre syndrome. Lloyd is survived by two daughters, Rhoda (Marvin) Berg of Gully and Lorelei O'Keeffe of Fosston and one son Lloyd Anderson Jr. (girlfriend Christine) of Chatfield, MN. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Melissa (Troy) Hjelle, Rachel (Kyle) Smith, Dustin and Dakota Berg, Leiza and Zach O'Keeffe, Joshua and Justin Anderson. Three great grandchildren, Spencer and Samuel Hjelle and Addison Smith. Two sisters, Beulah Hongerholt and Marilyn Miller, one sister-in-law, Berna Anderson. Some nephews and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Ruth, his parents, one brother, and two nieces.Honorary Pallbearers: Jerry Dehmer, Loyal Sakrismo, Phillip Sakrismo, Vernon Gustafson, Jerry Matson, and Rodney Lyons.Active Pallbearers: Dustin Berg, Josh Anderson, Zach O'Keeffe, Justin Anderson, Dakota Berg, and Kyle Smith.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Carlin Funeral Home-Erskine
326 Vance Ave. S. Erskine 56535, United States
Friday, January 23, 2015 11:00 AM
Bethel Assembly Church
34647 410th St. SE Fosston 56542, United States