Wally Anderson, age 95, of Cambridge and formerly of Isanti, passed away December 28, 2008 at Riverhills/GracePointe Crossing. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 3rd at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Long Lake Community Cemetery.
Wallace Reynold Anderson was born July 7, 1913 in Stanford Township, Isanti County, Minnesota to Lewis and Josie (Erickson) Anderson. He was raised in rural Isanti and attended Long Lake School District #25. On June 4, 1938 Wally married Audrey Norstrom in Princeton. Together they raised a daughter, Barbara, and a son, Daryl. They lived in Richfield for the first 30 years of their married life, before moving back to Isanti in 1968. He was employed by Northern States Power up until his retirement at which time he and his late son, Daryl, started the Anderson Berry Farm from their home. He operated the berry farm for about 30 years. Wally was known as the Berry Man.
Wally served his country in the Navy overseas during WWII aboard the USS Richmond. He was a member of the Joe Smith American Legion Post in Minneapolis. Wally was an active member of Elim Baptist Church in Isanti for many years.
He was a gentle person and a strong and devoted Christian man. God was first in his life and he was a prayer warrior, often praying for his family. Wally was a great example as a father and husband. He loved his wife dearly and cared for her faithfully. He enjoyed time with his family, visits with friends and Bible studies. Wally loved fishing and boating, hunting, gardening and woodworking. He enjoyed and appreciated life and also had a good sense of humor.
Wally Anderson passed away December 28, 2008 at his home in Riverhills/GracePointe Crossing at the age of 95 years, 5 months and 21 days. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey, son, Daryl, and four brothers, Lorence, Verne, Carlton and Alden.
Wally will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Barbara (Duane) Ferguson of Bloomington; daughter-in-law, Ronnie Anderson of Isanti; sister, Evelyn Mattson of Roseville; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and by many other relatives and friends.
His family wishes to thank the Arbors staff at GracePointe Crossing for the loving care he received. Thank you also to the Allina Hospice Team, especially Sandy Clasen, RN, and Pam Schmidt, social worker, and eleventh hour volunteers, Lauri and Sandy.