Jerry Anderson, age 70, of Buffalo Lake formerly of Hector, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center in Buffalo Lake.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Palmyra Covenant Church, Palmyra Township, Renville County, Minnesota, with interment in Palmyra Covenant Cemetery, Palmyra Township, Renville County, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. at Palmyra Covenant Church, Palmyra Township.
Memorials preferred to the Palmyra Cemetery Association.
Jerry Ray Anderson was born to Raymond and Lucille Anderson on October 31, 1948, in the Willmar Hospital. After graduating from Hector High School in 1968, he attended the Pipestone Vocational Technical Academy before enlisting in the Navy in February 1969. After Basic Training, Jerry was assigned to the Engineering Department of the aircraft carrier, USS Bon Homme Richard, as a Fireman and a Mess Cook. While on active duty, he was able to visit the Hawaiian Islands, the Philippine Islands, Korea, Wake Island and Japan. The ship also spent time off the coast of South Vietnam providing air support during the Vietnam War. Due to back injuries suffered in a fall onboard ship, Jerry was discharged from the Navy in April 1971.
When he returned home, he helped our step-father, Carl Lundstrom farm. Jerry also worked for Iowa Pork at the Buffalo Meat Packing Plant for seven years and for Communication Systems Incorporated in Hector for 13 years. In addition, he worked for Hector Agriculture in the spring and fall delivering fertilizer and cleaning beans and grain.
While his hobbies included hunting and fishing, Jerry truly loved to fish. He could be found with a fishing pole in his hand on the shore of a number of lakes all summer long.
Jerry moved from Hector into the Buffalo Lake Assisted Living facility in July of 2015 while his mother was in the Nursing Home portion of the facility. In the fall of 2017, Jerry was moved into the Nursing Home wing of the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center.
Jerry passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2019 at the Buffalo Lake Healthcare Center having reached the age of 70 years. Blessed be his memory.
Jerry is survived by his sister Janis Cimperman of St. Cloud MN, brother, Michael (Patricia) Anderson of Tallahassee FL, sister-in-law Jae (Joel) Anderson of Bethel MN, and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who loved him dearly.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Anderson and Lucille Lundstrom, his sister Judy Johnson and his brother Joel Anderson.