Tricounty News

Larry Anderson, 69

Larry Anderson died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at his Kingston home. He was 69. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingston with Pastor Bridget Haefner and Rev. Mike Nelson officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the church in Kingston. Interment of the urn will be held at a later date. Larry Dean Anderson was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Kingston Township to William and Elizabeth (Salmela) Anderson. He grew up on a farm east of Kingston. He loved to farm, fish, hunt, and visit with friends and relatives, but his real love was playing guitar and singing country music. Larry and Junice played in two country bands called "The Cattle Caller" with Bob and Pearl Risner, and "The Country Four" with Jr. and Annette Knutson for 13 years. Larry and Junice also played music for various churches and community events. He loved his grandchildren, and wanted to see them grow up. He loved his family very much, including his dog Buddy. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingston and a charter member of the Kingston Lions Club. Larry worked as a cement finisher in Minneapolis for many years, and also did various cement jobs around the area where he lived. He owned and operated J&L Concrete for many years. Larry was preceded in death by his grandson Joey Anderson, parents William and Elizabeth Anderson, brothers Roland and Elroy Anderson, and mother-and father-in-law June and Lawrence Horwath. He is survived by his wife Junice of Kingston; children Cory (Curt) Widmark of South Haven, Dennis (and Cheri) Anderson of Kimball, Todd (and Michelle) Anderson (and special friend Belinda Jackson) of Lebanon, Mo., and Allen (and Jody) Anderson of Kingston; eight grandchildren: Stephanie and Shawn Anderson, Andy and Kara Widmark, Tyler and Ashley Anderson, Elise Anderson and Christopher Carlson; brothers and sisters Rodney (and Shirley) Anderson of Nevis, Irene (and Ernie) Walker of Palm Desert, Calif., and Marian Parker of Minneapolis. Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home of Dassel.