Duane K. Anderson -- Austin

AUSTIN -- A graveside service for Duane K. Anderson will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Oakwood Cemetery, with the Revs. Greg and Cathy Mannel officiating and with military rites by Austin Post No. 91 American Legion and Olaf B. Damm No. 1216 VFW.

Mr. Anderson, 68, of Austin, died Thursday (Sept. 11, 2003) at St. Mark's Assisted Living.

He was born April 7, 1935, in Austin and attended school in Austin until moving to Chicago. On July 26, 1953, he joined the U.S. Marines. On July 27, 1956, he was discharged and returned to Austin. He worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for 15 years, and then worked at the Wilson Meat packing plant in Albert Lea for 15 years. He moved to St. Cloud, Minn., and worked 10 years for the Veterans Administration. In 1999, he returned to Austin and moved into St. Mark's Apartments. Mr. Anderson enjoyed woodworking, crafts, fishing and Bible study.

Survivors include four sons, Merlin (Callie) Anderson and Mark (Anita) Wrolson, both of Lyle, Perry Anderson of Austin and Richard (Jill Yngsdal) Anderson of Austin; two daughters, JoAnn (Richard) Chinander of Austin and Cheryl Wrolson of Cleveland, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn (Leonard) Cramer of Mora, Minn. Four brothers preceded him in death.

A private family visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin one hour before the service.

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