November 4, 2010 at 9:23 a.m.

Louis Anderson

Louis Anderson
Louis Anderson

Erwin Louis Anderson, age 85, died on November 1, 2010. He was born November 22, 1924, at Stacy, Minnesota, to Erwin and Esther Anderson.

He attended grade school in Stacy and graduated from Lindstrom-Center City High School in 1942. He served in the Army and Air Force in the South Pacific during World War II. In 1946 he returned home and married his high school sweetheart Eunice Johnson. For a few years he operated a farm with his father near Kost. He completed a correspondence course in electronics and was known locally as the TV man. He set up a repair shop in the Lindstrom Hardware Store until 1965 when he opened his own Zenith franchise called Center City Electronics, on property where he had built a home for his family in 1957. In 2009 Louis and Eunice moved to Parmly LifePointes, in Chisago City.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed agriculture and nature. In Center City he became active in the fire department, taught Firearm Safety Training, and was a Boy Scout leader. Louis was a member of Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, serving on various committees and volunteering to maintain the cemeteries. He took pleasure in any opportunity to help neighbors with his tractor and lawn equipment. He could build, fix or grow most anything. He was skilled with a lathe and welder and crafted many of his own implements. He shared his abundant garden harvest with family and friends.

Louis is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eunice Anderson of Chisago City; a brother and sister-in-law Robert and Wilma Anderson of Mason City, Iowa; six children and their spouses: Gordon and Mary Jane Anderson of White Bear Lake, Wayne and Debra Anderson of St. Cloud, Joan and Rick Siegel of Winter Springs, Florida, Gary and Bonnie Anderson of Lindstrom, Barbara and Mark Wikelius of Lindstrom, and Sarah and John Milbauer of Forest Lake; also survived by 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at Grandstrand Funeral Home, Lindstrom. Service at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, Center City, Friday, November 5 at 11 a.m. Interment at the Hillside Cemetery.

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