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Gene Anderson

December 24, 1935 — June 18, 2023

Rock Creek

 

Gene Anderson passed on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at his home in Rock Creek at the age of 87.

Eugene Anderson was born December 24, 1935 to Axel and Sylvia (Carlson) Anderson on a farm in Rock Creek Township, Pine County, Minnesota.

He attended Rock Creek Elementary and in 1953 graduated from Pine City High School. In 1955, he volunteered for the United States Army and was in Texas for basic training and Electronic Training in Colorado. He was stationed in Lorton Virginia on a Guided Missile Site as a radar operator and technician. Later he was based at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and Washington DC. Gene was a proud member of the Heath-Perkins American Post #51 Honor Guard and the Knights of Columbus.

Gene also worked for 30 years at Unisys (Univac) in Saint Paul, in many positions in the company. His travels with the company took him to Mexico, Haiti, North Dakota, Canada, Napa Valley, New York, Rhode Island, Florida and Texas. After retirement he worked at the Harris Rest Stop, mowed roadsides for Pine County and helping his brother Larry decorating.  

Gene and Helen enjoyed traveling throughout the United State visiting historic sites. Helen especially enjoyed the “tourist traps”. Some of their most highlighted trips were on a Mother’s Day trip to New York visiting the Rockefeller Center, an Alaskan Cruise and The Space Center and Disney World in Florida. He was an avid outdoors man spending many days hunting and fishing in resorts in both Minnesota and Canada.

Gene is survived by his children Brian (Judy) Anderson of Harris, Douglas (Kathy) Anderson of Maplewood, Debra (Kurt) Wendorf of Denison Texas, Beth (Chuck) Ruud of Isanti; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; siblings Larry Anderson of Rock Creek, Sharon Hampheys of Blaine, Gerry Friday (Phil) of Anoka, Sandy (Dennis) Bonk of Rock Creek, Kathy (Don) Bonneville of Grantsburg; many other relatives and friends.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents Axel and Sylvia Anderson; Helen, beloved wife of 58 years; son Timothy Anderson; daughter Lisa Anderson; grandsons Nathan Anderson, Samuel Anderson; infant sister Betty; brother Roger Anderson.

Monsignor Aleksander Suchan will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for Eugene: 11 AM; Thursday (6/29) at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned from 5-8 PM Wednesday (6/28) at the Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City with a prayer service at 7:30 PM and also one hour prior to the Mass in the St. Anthony Commons.

Memorials in Gene's memory may be directed to the:
Heath-Perkins American Legion Post #51, 525 Main St. N, Pine City, MN 55063
or
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church-CCW, 535 8th St. SW, Pine City, MN 55063

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the:  Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel www.FuneralandCremationService.com

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

5:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Swanson Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service

665 3rd Ave SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

7:30 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Swanson Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service

665 3rd Ave SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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Visitation

Thursday, June 29, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Saint Anthony Commons - Immaculate Conception Church

555 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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Mass

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

555 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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