Adolph Roger Anderson, 87

Adolph Roger Anderson was born on April 12, 1934, to the late Andrew and Ruth Anderson on the family farm in Marshall County, Minnesota. He was the sixth of nine children: Edna, Alice, Alvin, Roy, Elmer, Adolph, Marion, Francis and Fern. He was baptized and confirmed in Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church. Adolph (AKA “Ande”) attended school in Strandquist, MN where he played basketball and graduated in 1953. His younger years were spent farming with the rest of his siblings. Specifically tending to their workhorses, Queen and King, while checking on the milk cows and chickens. He still managed to find the time to mess with and pull pranks on his sisters! When he was nowhere to be found on cold nights, they quickly discovered he would be found curled up behind the kitchen woodstove. On September 1st, 1956 he was united in marriage to Elaine Englund at Bethel Lutheran Church in Karlstad, MN. Together they had three children; Holly, Kyle, and Kraig. Adolph worked various jobs in northern Minnesota as well as a summer or two in Iowa with his brother-in-law, LeRoy prior to ultimately landing in Kennedy at Urbaniak Implement where he sold John Deere equipment for many years. This was one of his favorite jobs that he still talked about for the rest of his life. In the 60s he proudly opened Anderson Brother Phillips 66 in Thief River Falls with his brother, Francis. Eventually sold his half of the business to his brother and was ready for retirement living. To absolutely no one’s surprise, he could still be found at the shop either helping run to auctions or simply catching up with “the guys” in the office. In recent years he continued to enjoy his love for the outdoors. A lot of days were spent catching walleye on Lake of the Woods which prepared him for saltwater trips he took with his sons, Kyle and Kraig. The many hours spent reeling in the “big ones” with his sons were some of the happiest of all his years. Hunting, especially on the Anderson farmland, was something he always looked forward to. Every fall they would pile into “the Buck”, cruise the Roseau County line, and push the woods from dawn to dusk. Posting the corner of the woods was always his spot and resulted in being a part of many first deer experiences for all generations of cousins! The one thing that took precedence was spending time with family and friends. His favorite place to do this was up north with the “Anderson Gang” or with friends enjoying coffee. Many evenings were spent playing dominos with the siblings or playing cards with the cousins. When Big A wasn’t maintaining cabin trails he could be found critiquing Cory’s wood splitting methods. He could always be found in the semi as he helped his good friend, Dale, during harvest. He very much enjoyed conversations with one of the three Nelson kids while doing so! Adolph Roger Anderson passed away comfortably on June 18, 2021 at the age of 87 years in Crookston, MN. May he always be remembered by his love he had for the life he lived which was enjoyed to the fullest by checking crops with his son last week. Adolph recently met, held, and fed his only great-granddaughter, Taytum May Blaufuss. The joy he showed was unlike what his family had ever seen and they’re thankful they were able to witness it. Adolph is survived by his children: Kyle (Mary) Anderson, Thief River Falls, MN and Kraig (Janine) Anderson, Scandia, MN; grandkids who lovingly called him Bomp: Kyja (Cory) Anderson, Monticello, MN, Hannah (Turner) Blaufuss, Breckenridge, MN, Jack Anderson, Madison, WI, Sam Anderson and Ben Anderson, Scandia, MN, Amanda Tri and Jenni Tri, Florida; great-grandkids Taytum May, Jonah, and Jude; sister Fern Brevik and brother Roy (Emo) Anderson; the “Anderson Gang”; his great-fur-grandkids Evo, Luna, and Cyrus; countless nieces, nephews, and friends. Adolph is welcomed home by his parents Andrew and Ruth (Swanson) Anderson; siblings: Edna Berg, Alice Vik, Marion Johnson; Alvin Anderson, Elmer Anderson, and Francis Anderson; daughter Holly Tri. A graveside service will be held with immediate family at Greenwood Cemetery. Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com

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