Duane Richard Anderson -- Austin

AUSTIN -- A memorial service for Duane Richard Anderson will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, with the Rev. Roberta Flood officiating. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Grandview Cemetery, with military honors by VFW Post 1216 and American Legion Post 91.

Mr. Anderson, 72, of Austin, died Friday (Dec. 13, 2002) at Rochester Methodist Hospital.

He was born Sept. 28, 1930, in Albert Lea, attended school in Austin. After graduating from Austin High School in 1948, he went to work for Hormel, working in the invoice and kardex departments until entering the U.S. Air Force in 1950. He spent four years in the Air Force, three of them as a chief gunner on an RB-36 flying out of Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, S.D. On July 18, 1953, he married Sharon Lynne Schulz at Evangelical United Brethren Church in Faribault. They moved to Austin, where he resumed working at Hormel, later moving to cost accounting and working as a computer analyst at the time of his retirement in December 1992. He enjoyed golf, bowling, playing pool and cards, and watching sports. He was a member of St. Olaf Church, VFW Post 1216, American Legion Post 91 and the Elks Club, for which he had served as exalted ruler and secretary.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Terri Anderson of St. Paul and Vicki (Wayne) Krueger of Byron; two sons, Randy (Mary) Anderson of Bricelyn, Minn., and Scott Anderson of Austin; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Jones of Austin; and four brothers, Paul of San Diego, David of San Lorenzo, Calif., and Charles (Joyce) and Richard (Jeanne), both of Austin. He was preceeded in death by two sons.

Friends may call at the church for an hour before the service Tuesday.


Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice are suggested.

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