Marlan Anders -- Fairmont

Funeral Service for Marlan "Marlie" C. Anders, 87, of Fairmont, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial will be held at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery in Fairmont. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont.

Marlan passed away Tuesday morning, April 10, 2018, at the Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center in Fairmont. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Marlan Charles Anders was born on April 10, 1931, to Carl and Anna (Harms) Anders in Fairmont. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont. He received his education from Northrop District #73 Public School. Marlan’s father was injured so Marlan left school after 8th grade to help with farming. Marlan served in the U.S. Army from February to October of 1957.

On Feb. 9, 1958, Marlan was united in marriage to Nola Nelson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome, Minn. This marriage was blessed with three children, Carmen, Natalie and Nathan. Marlan and Nola made their home and farmed north of Fairmont, where they raised grain, cattle and chickens; retiring in 1993. In 1988, Marlan helped Nola start up Anders’ Country Carpets on the farm. He also worked as a grader operator in Rutland Township for forty years.

Marlan was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont. He enjoyed gardening, farming and fishing. Marlan enjoyed snowmobiling with his family and helped set up the snowmobile trail system north of Fairmont with the Blizzard Snowmobile Club, of which he was a member. He was very proud of his "straight out of the field" tractor pulling for many years. Marlan built a summer lake home on Fox Lake from the old Northrop Depot and enjoyed time spent there with family, boating and fishing. He was also a member of the Fox Lake Association. He will be remembered for his love of fixing or building anything and everything. His mind was always working.

Those left to cherish his memory include his three children, Carmen (Randy) Deling of Fairmont, Natalie (Scott) Wiederhoeft of Rochester and Nathan (Amy) Anders of rural Granada; grandchildren, Dalton (Rebecca) Deling, Kelsey Deling (Cameron Meyer), Aaron Wiederhoeft, Haley (Gavin) Dudden, Emily (Scott) Boes, Wendy Anders (Charles Steuer) and Rachel Anders; great-grandchildren, Newt Boes and baby boy Steuer expected soon; sister, Evelyn Burmeister; brother, Gerald (June) Anders; sister-in-law, Lois Nelson; special friend, Marjorie McFarland; and nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nola; sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Wallace Armbrust; brothers-in-law, Melvin Burmeister and Stanley Nelson; nephew, Dennis Burmeister; and his father and mother-in-law.