Gerald Anderson, 71

Gerald J. Anderson, a resident of rural Little Falls, passed away Jan. 11, 2012, at his home on Green Prairie Fish Lake.

A funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 14,  at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls, with the Rev. Don Ludemann officiating. Interment was in the Randall City Cemetery.

Gerald John Anderson was born Aug. 4, 1940, in Little Falls, to the late Axel and Vera (Dumpprope) Anderson. He grew up in Little Falls on the west side and attended Little Falls schools graduating with the class of 1958. Following his schooling, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Christian. The couple had two children and then later divorced. Most of his working career was at Hennepin Paper Company in Little Falls where he worked until it closed. He was united in marriage to Joyce Knoll and they had two children. The couple later divorced. Gerald enjoyed fishing with his children and his good friend, Louie, hunting, playing cribbage and aggravation. He also enjoyed watching birds at his lake home on Green Prairie Fish Lake and spending time with his dog, Cappie.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Scott (Liz) Anderson of Lakeville, Susan (Rick Mattison) Anderson of Little Falls and Jody Anderson of Little Falls; grandchildren, Christine (Blaine) Leischner, Saira Nichols, Sean, Shea, and Christopher Anderson; great-granddaughter, Aiden Rosales and brother-in-law, Don Boser of South St. Paul.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Axel and Vera; daughter, Julie Nichols and sisters, Luella “Lou” Boser and Patty Anderson.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home