Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 22, 2009
Louis Anthonisen, 75
Louis Anthonisen, 75, of Austin, died at the Austin Medical Center on Jan. 20, 2009.
Louis Orville Anthonisen was born June 10, 1933 to Hans I. and Margaret (Teachout) Anthonisen in Austin. He graduated from Austin High School and attended Austin Jr. College. Louis began employment at the Hormel Company and on March 8, 1958 married Karen Knutson at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. They made their home in Austin all their married lives. Louis was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church where he served as a reader, a Caring Minister, usher, driver for Wee Learning, confirmation mentor, communion assistant, Sunday School teacher for thirty years and Sunday School Superintendant. Louis was an active member of Habitat for Humanity, American Legion Post 91 military escort, DAV chapter and Sons of Norway. Louis also served as Second Ward Alderman on the Austin City Council, Accentra Credit Supervisory Board, Cub Master with the Boy Scouts, leader with the Indian Guides, past president of Lansing Cemetery Association, Via Dechristo (Cursillo), Charis Prison Ministry and Bible Talk Group at Fieldcrest Care Center.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; son, Steven Anthonisen, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughters, Carol Anthonisen, Austin, Debora Anthonisen, Minneapolis; sister-in-law, Esther Anthonisen, Austin; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Ken and Joanne Knutson, Austin; nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Arleigh Anthonisen.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with Pastor Ron Barnett officiating. Interment will be in Lansing Cemetery, Lansing. Friends may call at Worlein Funeral Home from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday. American Legion Post 91 is in charge of military rites. The family prefers memorials to St. Olaf Lutheran Church or Habitat for Humanity Freeborn/Mower County.