Published 12:00 am Monday, July 20, 2009
Oliver L. “Andy” Anderson, 85
Oliver Leo “Andy” Anderson, 85, of Austin, died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester on July 18, 2009.
He was born Feb. 22, 1924 to Leo C. and Almeda Dena (Evans) Anderson in Denver, Colo. where he attended grade school and high school. After working at various jobs in the area he joined the Navy in 1942. He married Harriet Dugan in 1943 in New Hampshire. After earning First Class in the Navy, he was honorably discharged in 1946. Andy and Harriet moved to Austin where Andy worked for Hormel in several departments including: prepared sausage, flavor seal, cost test and Spam. Harriet passed away in 1969. By this time Andy was foreman in the mechanical division. He married Dorothy (Tyrer) Miller on April 9, 1971 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church Chapel. Dorothy passed away on June 29, 2006. After retiring on Feb. 22, 1985 from Hormel, Oliver worked part time at Regners Machine shop, satisfying his interest in machines. He had several hobbies including: hunting, fishing, golfing, rifle shooting and bowling. He repaired many outboard motors and cut down trees. A member of the American Legion, VFW and Moose Lodge, he enjoyed telling friends and grandchildren of his experiences growing up in Denver. He was also an avid reader.
Survivors include four children, Douglas Anderson, National City, Calif., Tracy (Betty) Anderson, Colorado Springs, Colo., Scott (Carole) Anderson, Englewood, Colo., Sybil Frazier, Denver, Colo.; one brother, James (Lori) Anderson, Woodland Park, Colo.; brother-in-law, Kenneth “Mac” Tyrer, Austin; three step daughters, Lana (Fred) Grimm, St. Mary’s, Ga., Nancy (Ronald) Kliewer, St. Mary’s, Debra (Stanley) Sjodahl, Sandstone; nine grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; fifteen step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both wives, Dorothy and Harriet; his parents; his stepfather; a brother; a sister and two grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment is at Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 91. Worlein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are preferred to American Heart Assoication or Austin Medical Center.