Donald L. "Dony" Anderson

Born: Thu., Sep. 16, 1937
Died: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020


1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 25, 2020
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

5:00 PM Sat., Jan. 25, 2020
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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   Donald L. “Dony” Anderson, age 82 of Lake Crystal, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
   A Celebration of Don’s Life will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 5 P.M. at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato, with Pastor John Malm officiating. Interment will be in Hebron Cemetery at a later date.
The Anderson Family will greet friends on Saturday afternoon from 1-5 P.M. prior to services at Woodland Hills Funeral Home.
   Don is survived by his beloved wife, Enid; children, Kristin Anderson, Dian (Chris) Anderson-Batson, Brian (Tracy) Anderson and Joel Anderson; grandsons, Nikko Batson, Louis Batson, Forrest Batson, and Gage Anderson; brothers, Alfred “Jerry” (Jackie) Anderson and Terry (Vicki) Anderson; sister, Karen Anderson; brother-in-law’s, Jon Oanes, Peter (Lorraine) Oanes and Dean Oanes and extended family. Proceeded in death by his parents, Donald and Emma (Lee) Anderson and infant son.
   Don’s life revolved around his love of the land, farming and his family and friends. He always had time for his children and family. He raised breeder turkeys near Judson all his life starting with his Dad and on his own. In later years, after retiring from turkeys, had a storage business: Anderson Storage. He was always busy with side jobs too, including driving semi; hauling turkeys, shavings, grain and feed and was the “fix-it man” for Edenvale Nursery for years.
Don liked to do woodworking, tinkering and fixing things for himself and others. Don gained a number of lifelong friends during his 8 years in the National Guards. Enjoyed his Oliver tractors; collected and restored 8 (including his first Oliver) and took them to local tractor shows. He had fun snowmobiling with his family and friends and the annual trip up north. He had fun with camping, “UNO” and “College Play” groups, friends and family get-togethers and trips. Don enjoyed being a “Snowbird” for almost 20 years escaping the winter’s cold and making new friends, first in Sarasota, Florida and then Apache Junction, Arizona. He was very active with the park members doing different activities ranging from events, building structures in the park, to fruit picking (coordinated it for 10 years) and volunteered at the Superstition Museum restoring and building whatever was needed.
   He gave freely his time in the community with organizations and helping others. If there was a disaster he was there to help with cleanup. He always had time for friends and neighbors. He was very active with Bethany Lutheran Church and Hebron Cemetery Board. He was a member of Jaycee’s and Lions and was president of both organizations. He helped build homes for Habitats for Humanities.
If you wish to donate money in his name please consider the following:
St. Croix Hospice
Hebron Cemetery Association
Mankato Area Parkinson’s Support Group
VINE Respite Care
Bethany Lutheran Church

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