Elwin “Swede” Anderson, age 94, of North Branch died at Ecumen in North Branch on November 4, 2020. There will be a PUBLIC VISITATION on Tuesday, November 10th from 10 to 11:15 AM followed by a PRIVATE SERVICE at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti with Military Honors provided by Cambridge American Legion Post 290. The service will be live streamed at 11:30 AM. The live stream will be available for 70 days.
Elwin “Swede” Anderson was born August 28, 1926 in the Coin community to Hilding and Ellen (Johnson) Anderson. He was raised in Coin and graduated from Ogilvie High School. Swede served in the Army during the end of World War II and was discharged August 31, 1946. He married Ardelle Alitz on September 4, 1948 in Minneapolis. They made their first home in Columbia Heights. They later moved to Colorado, Los Angeles and then to Richfield where they would live for 20 years. In 2006 they moved to to the Isanti/Cambridge area. Swede has been in nursing homes for the past 4 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, was a Shriner, an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti and was also a member of the Cambridge American Legion Post. Besides the family activities, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Swede died on November 4, 2020 at the age of 94 years at Ecumen of North Branch. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife and by 5 brothers, 1 sister and 1 great grandchild. He is survived by 2 sons, James (Kimberly) Anderson, Jon (Cynthia) Anderson; 5 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Theodore (Shirley) Anderson, Eugene Anderson; and by many other relatives and friends.