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Richard Theodore Anderson


Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries



Richard Theodore Anderson, 79, of Lewiston, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus.

Richard was born April 20, 1936 to Russell and Thelma (Barnewitz) Anderson in Rushford, Minn. He was baptized and confirmed in Peterson, Minn. and attended school in Rushford. On February 26, 1955 he married Shirley L. Volkman at Rushford Lutheran Church. Together they raised seven children.

Richard was a farmer all of his life. Over the years, he also worked for Merlin Hungerholt Trucking, Earl’s Tree Service, Webster’s Lumber Co., and was a logger with his son, Steve for many years. He was known to be a gentle and kind-hearted man who was always willing to help anyone in need. Family was especially important to Richard and he always looked forward to the many family events that took place during the year, particularly, the Anderson Family Campout at the farm along Pine Creek. Richard was a loving man who will be greatly missed, but leaves a legacy that will live on.

Richard is survived by his wife, Shirley, of 60 years; seven children: Faye (Kerry) Heiden, Kim (Randy) Benson, Steve (Lisa) Anderson, Scott (Laurie) Anderson, Linda (Steven) Lea, Chuck (Wanda) Anderson, and Chad Anderson; 16 grandchildren: Tony (Jess) Heiden, Laura Heiden, Adam (Christina) Benson, Lacey (Chris) Drinkall, Kelsey (Adam) Kopperud, Drew (Ashley) Anderson, Dana Anderson, Clay (Haeli) Anderson, Lukas Anderson, Wade Anderson, Blake Lea, Audra Lea, Royal (Stephanie) Anderson, Riley Anderson, Ross Anderson, and Ethan Anderson; 11 great-grandchildren: Emma Heiden, Kail Heiden, Archer Heiden, Jora Heiden, Kaia Drinkall, Kellen Drinkall, Kennedy Drinkall, Maycie Anderson, Callie Anderson, Cayden Lea, and one on the way; and seven siblings: Doris Lanning, Diane Grover, Luanne Ronnenberg, Lois Rasmussen, Nancy Hoff, Beverly Baker, and Paul Anderson.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Lyle Anderson.

Services for Richard were held 11 a.m., Monday, July 6, 2015 at Rushford Lutheran Church, with the Reverend Dave Steffenson officiating. Visitation took place from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Hoff Funeral Home in Rushford and one hour prior to the service at the church. Richard was laid to rest at Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.

The family prefers memorials to Rushford Lutheran Church.

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Helen Bernice Kopperud

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Helen Bernice Kopperud, 92 of Rushford, died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at her home one week shy of her 93rd birthday.  Helen was born on the Bridgecreek family farm on June 3, 1922 to John and Hannah (Austad) Eggebakken. She attended Bridgecreek and ..... 
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Mavis Johanna Dahl

Mon, May 4th, 2015
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Mavis Johanna Dahl, 90, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at her home. Mavis was born on March 17, 1925, in Caledonia, Minn. to Adolph and Thora (Eiken) Dahl. She was raised in Yucatan Township of Houston County, Minn. When Mav ..... 
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Judith “Judy” Ann Mindrum

Mon, May 4th, 2015
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Judith “Judy” Ann Mindrum, 59, of Rushford, passed away April 28, 2015 surrounded by her family at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. Judy was born March 7, 1956 in La Crosse, Wisc. to James and Patricia (Sobkowiak) Thesing. ..... 
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Robert Wayne Schlueter

Mon, Apr 6th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

It is not the number of days we are given but, the spirit in which we live..... Robert Wayne Schlueter was born January 31, 1949 to Douglas and Leona Maxine Schlueter in Le Sueur, Minn. Bob graduated from Le Sueur high school in 1967. Upon graduat ..... 
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Roger Ronnenberg

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
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Roger H. Ronnenberg, 75, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at his home in Rushford, following an eight month battle with lung cancer. Roger was born on July 12, 1939, in Rushford to Elmer and Ella (Wenzel) Ronnenberg. He was ..... 
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Gertie Leona Bakkum

Mon, Mar 30th, 2015
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Gertie Leona Bakkum, 96 of Rushford, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Gertie was born February 20, 1919 in Canton, Minn. to Olaf and Clara (Peterson) Lysgaard. She attended school at Newberg School through the ..... 
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Norma Muriel Bratberg

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
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Norma Muriel Bratberg, 94, of Rushford, Minn. died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Norma was born on May 20, 1920, in Norway Township of Fillmore County, Minn. to Oscar and Amelia (Tompte) Gravos. She wa ..... 
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Leslie Glenna

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
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Leslie “Les” G. Glenna, 67, of Rushford, Minn. died on Thursday, March 05, 2015, at his home. Les was born on October 22, 1947, in Bratsberg, Minn. to Levi and Mildred (Miller) Glenna. He was raised in Bratsberg and graduated from Rushford H ..... 
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