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Morris Carl Anderson


Tue, Oct 2nd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Morris Carl Anderson, 84, of Rushford, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at his home. 

Morrie was born on July 27, 1928 to Melvin R. and Catherine (Humble) Anderson in Norway Township, Fillmore County. He was raised in Lanesboro and graduate from Lanesboro High School in 1946.

In 1950, he entered the United States Air Force as a staff Sargeant of Finance. He was stationed in Denver, Colorado and discharged on August 5, 1954.

On May 5, 1951, Morrie was united in marriage with Dorothy Larson in Austin, MN. In 1968, the Anderson’s moved to Rushford. Morrie was employed in the banking system and later as an insurance agent.

Morrie was an active member of many Rushford community organizations. He was a 50 year plus member of the Lions Club, the Rusford Lutheran Church and their Mens Club, the Rushford Saddle Club, Ferndale Golf Course, American Legion and the Rushford Electrical Commission.

Morrie is survived by his wife, Dorothy; five children, Mike (Sue) of Dodge Center, Maureen Hurley of LaCrescent, Karen (Steve) Culhane of Rushford, Kathy (Lance) Jameson of Eagan, MN, Jeff (Jill) of Superior, WI; 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred (LaVerne) Johnson of Mabel; 3 sisters – in- law, Bev Benson of Houston, Dagny Anderson of Lanesboro, Marian Anderson of Preston; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 2 brothers – in – law, 1 sister –in-law, 1 granddaughter and 1 great-grandson.

Funeral Service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, October 4 at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Reverend Roger Michaelson officiating.  Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 3, at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  Burial will take place at Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.

The family prefers memorials be directed as Morrie requested to Rushford Lutheran Building Fund, Good Shepherd Foundation, Lions Foundation or the American Heart Association.

A sincere thank you to Winona Area Hospice Services for their compassionate care.

Please share a memory of Morrie, sign his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com

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