Gerald Elroy Anderson

March 31, 1941 ~ December 21, 2019 (age 78)


Gerald Anderson, 78 of rural Evansville, Minnesota died Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Gerald Elroy Anderson was born March 31, 1941, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to Clifford and Hazel (Speten) Anderson.  He lived by Vining until age five, when they moved to the “home place” near Millerville.  He attended and was confirmed in the Nidaros Lutheran Church.  Jerry attended the Brandon Public School, graduating from Brandon High School in 1959. 

Jerry and Diane Prazak were married on February 11, 1967.  They became members of Christina Lake Lutheran Church and Jerry and Diane were blessed with three children.  Before getting married he worked road construction and in the fall of 1966, he bought the farm where he lived and farmed the rest of his life.  He loved his children very much and taught them all a great work ethic.  Jerry was a wonderful dad, grandpa and spouse.  He was always a good provider and kept us all well fed.  Jerry was a member of the Grant County Wagon Train for forty years.  He had several special coffee friends and thank you for being there for him.  Jerry had many episodes with health problems (especially pneumonia) and on Saturday, December 21, 2019, his body said enough, I’m tired, so God took him home. 

He will be missed by his wife of fifty-two years, Diane; two sons, Robert (Roxann) Anderson and Timothy (Naomi) Anderson; one daughter, Renae Odens (friend Wes Johnson) all of Evansville; six grandchildren, Heather, Leah (Gus), Thomas(Larissa), Carrie, Lizzy and his little buddy “George”; two sisters, Noritta (Jim) Anderson and Ardele Wagner; and by many nieces, nephews and friends.  Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law; brother, Harold Anderson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene (Ervin) Lenarz, Patricia (Gerald) Koep and Carol Thaemert; and nephew, Joe Lenarz.    God Bless His Memory.

Memorial Service: 11 AM, Friday, December 27, 2019, at Christina Lake Lutheran Church of rural Evansville.

Visitation: Thursday from 4 to 7 PM, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service, at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Evansville and one-hour prior at the church on Friday.

Interment: Christina Lake Church Cemetery

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson of Evansville


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Prayer Service
December 26, 2019

6:30 PM
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home
115 State Street
Evansville, MN 56326

Memorial Service
December 27, 2019

11:00 AM
Christina Lake Lutheran Church (Evansville)

December 27, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home
115 State Street
Evansville, MN 56326


Christina Lake Lutheran Church
22155 County Rd 24 NW
Evansville, MN 56326

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