Donald Emanuel Anderson of Isanti died September 25, 2011 at home. Funeral sevices will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, September 30th at Stanchfield Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Cope officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 29th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Donald Emanuel Anderson was born April 17, 1938 in Stanchfield Township to Raynold and Ethel (Nystrom) Anderson. He was raised in the Stanchfield area by his mother, Ethel, and step-father, John Paulson. Don served in the Air Force from 1955 1959. On October 17, 1959 he married Judy M. Okerstrom. They made their home in the Isanti community. Don was employed by the Ford Motor Company in St. Paul and was a member of Local Union UAW 879. He retired from Ford in October of 1991. Don especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing, deer hunting and taking road trips with his wife Judy on spur of the moment rides.
Donald died at his home on September 25, 2011 at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 8 days. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Julie Rae and his wife, Judy, on April 18, 2009 and brothers, Marvin Anderson and Bruce Paulson.
Don is survived by 8 children, Debbra A. Dawson of Coon Rapids, Sandra J. Larson of Cambridge, Chris D. Anderson of Isanti, Todd E. Anderson of Isanti, Rick B. (Dana) Anderson of Cambridge, Scott L. Anderson of Nashwauk, Dawn M. (Brandon) Bergman of North Branch, Troy J. Anderson of Isanti; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Duane (Linda) Anderson of Oregon, Richard Paulson of Minneapolis; sister-in-law, Lavonne Anderson of Cambridge; and by many other relatives and friends.