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Maynard Anderson

May 7, 1935-Oct. 3, 2011

Maynard A. "Andy" Anderson, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, October 3, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Grace Lutheran Church with Reverend Rob Nelson officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at David-Donehower Funeral Home. There will be a Masonic Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m.; the visitation continues one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Maynard Anders Anderson, known as "Andy," was born to Ole and Julia (Nordgulen) Anderson on May 7, 1935 in Detroit Lakes. Andy graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1953, and then attended Moorhead State College in Moorhead. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps, 1953-56. Following his discharge, he worked for the Hartford Insurance Company and for Church Mutual Insurance. He was a member of the North Dakota Air National Guard, 1979-93, and was also a civilian employee of the air guard during those same years.

Andy was united in marriage to Marlys Sundvall in Detroit Lakes in 1956. They later divorced. He was united in marriage to Margaret "Miggs" Langager in June 1979 in Fargo. They made their home in Fargo until moving to Detroit Lakes in 2002. They enjoyed their summers at the cabin that Andy built on Buffalo Lake north of Detroit Lakes.

Andy was a Past Master of Mt. Tabor Masonic Lodge, was active at Grace Lutheran Church, and was past president of the Enlisted Association of North Dakota.

Survivors include his wife Margaret "Miggs," of Detroit Lakes; three sons, Terry Anderson of Fargo, Rick Anderson (Julie Anderson) of Fargo and Randy Anderson of Columbia, Mo.; three step-children, Scott (Dee) Jones of Lynn Haven, Fla., Sandie (Kirk) Mundal of Valley City, N.D., and Sherri (Michael) Lamb of Fargo; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Judy Anderson of Kansas City, Mo.; and a sister-in-law, Mary Lee Anderson of Baltimore, Md.

Preceding him in death were a granddaughter, Katie Lynn Anderson; his parents; and a brother, Julian.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at