George DeweyAnderson Jr., age 87, of Morapassed away September 10, 2008 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, September 15th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 14th also at our Cambridge Chapel.
George was born on May 15, 1921 to Alice (Alm) and Dewey Anderson in Athens Township, Isanti County. He grew up and was raised on the farm. At 17 he bought his first farm, raising livestock and trapping. On March 25, 1944 he married the love of his life, June Lillion. They had 4 children, Barbara, Sandra, Craig and Cleve. George and June were married 64 years.
Besides Athens Township they also farmed in Carmody and the Crown area. George also worked at TCAAP and driving school bus for District 15. He was a carpenter, designing many of the families homes. They also owned Spectacle Lake Resort and St. Francis Feed Store.
George died on September 10, 2008 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 25 days. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Cleve and great-grandson, Tyler Nelson.
George is survived by his wife, June of Mora; 2 daughters, Barbara (Charles) Erickson of Isanti, Sandra Martin and Lance of Wyoming, Minnesota; son, Craig (Laurie) Anderson of Big Fork; 7 grandchildren, Shelley (John) Nelson, Kimberly (Bill) Nelson, Stacey Dreessen, Kevin (Kim) Dreessen, Jeff Martin, Brian Anderson and Matt Anderson; 7 great-grandchildren, Christen, Nicole, Sammy, Alley, Colton, Cassie and Diana; 1 great-great-grandson, Logan Nelson; 1 sister, Audrae (Carlyle) Gardner of Mesa, Arizona; 1 brother, Richard (Ann) Anderson of Waite Park; and many other relatives and friends.