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Ronald Anderson

Ronald Anderson

May 26, 1923-Feb. 13, 2014

Ronald Mervin Anderson, 70, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2014. At the time of his passing, Ron was residing in Venice, Fla.

Ron was born May 26, 1943, in Detroit Lakes, and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1961. He remained in Minnesota the majority of his life, working for the Minnesota Department of Corrections in Owatonna and Sauk Centre, and in sales for Lutheran Brotherhood and Rambow, Inc., both in New London.

He retired in 2005, and in recent years, enjoyed spending time on the warm beaches of Florida. He enjoyed the company of family and friends and had a strong love of sports, especially baseball, and could often be found in the stands at the local ballparks.

Surviving Ron are his four children and spouses, Rhonda (Jim) Wood of Detroit Lakes and their children Emma, Sophie, Sully and Jen; Zachary and Abby Anderson of St. Louis Park and their children, Bo and Nash; Marisa and Mike McNamara of Lakeville and their children, Kevin, Connor and Charlie; and Jamin and Jayme Anderson of Prior Lake and their children, Asher and Eli.

He is also survived by one brother, Bradley and his wife Karen Anderson of Moorhead and their children, Nathan (Dana), Randy (Deb), Brian (Celeste) and Vicki (Matt), along with two aunts, Marilyn Hedstrom and Evelyn Hedstrom, and many cousins and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Mervin and Adeline (Hedstrom) Anderson.

Memorial services for Ron will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in David-Donehower Funeral Home (218-847-4147), Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to services.