Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Orvis L. Anderson, 79
Orvis Leon Anderson, 79, of Austin died on April 27, 2009 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
He was born Nov. 27, 1929 in Elmore, Minn. to Ober and Lois Myrtle (Severeid) Anderson. He graduated from the Thompson, Iowa High School in 1948 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. Following his discharge he attended the Mankato Commercial College in Mankato, Minn. He was married to Margaret (Peg) Jenne on Aug. 31, 1963 at the Congregational Church in Faribault, Minn. Orvis was proud of his 35 year career with the City of Austin in the cost accounting area. He retired in 1992. From 1960 until 1992 he also served as the treasurer for the Austin City Employees Credit Union. Orvis was a sports fan and an avid supporter of the Twins, Vikings and Timberwolves and served as the athletic director for the Austin American Legion Baseball Program. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Austin Post 91 American Legion and the Austin Elks Club.
Orvis is survived by his wife, Margaret (Peg) Anderson, Austin; children, Kathy A. (Randy) Bure, Austin, Paul M. (Diane) Anderson, Austin, Texas, Scott T. (Dana) Anderson, Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren, Nathan Bustad, Nicole Anderson, Zachary Anderson, Leah Anderson, Brett Anderson, William Anderson, Emily Anderson; brothers and sisters, Duane S. (Donna) Anderson, Enid, Okla., Norma Thompson, Lake Mills, Iowa, Ober J. (Iolene) Anderson, Ankeny, Iowa, Leona Lacroix, Monument, Colo.; Donavon Anderson, Aurora, Colo., Marlene (Ray) McLaurin, Vicksburg, Miss., Lynn (Marybeth) Anderson, Nathrop, Colo., Gary (Becky) Anderson, Colleyville, Texas; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara Foss, West Concord, Minn., James (Bonita) Jenne, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Dorothy (Richard) Lustig, Owatonna, Minn., Holly (Richard) Barnes, Hope, Minn.; numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elois Qualley and brother Duane E. Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2009 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with the Reverend Dan Kahl officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin with Austin Post # 91 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and for one hour before the service at the church on Friday. The organist will be Janet Gilbertson with soloist will be Tom Klipfel.
Honorary bearers will be Robert Finneseth, Mel Haldorson, James Hauan, Jay Jessen, John O’Rourke and Richard Willmert. Casket Bearers will be Nathan Bustad, Randy Bure, John Dickinson, Andy Kane, Glenn Hoffman and Brian Haldorson.