Virgil L. Anderley, 94

Published 8:50 am Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Virgil L. Anderley, 94

Virgil L. Anderley, 94, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

Virgil was born Sept. 11, 1924, in Le Sueur, Minnesota, to William and Margaret (Leftau) Anderley. He grew up in Le Sueur and graduated from Le Sueur High School. After high school, Virgil attended the Great Lakes Naval Academy in Michigan. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy for four years. On Nov. 2, 1946, Virgil married Arlene Ross in Le Sueur. Their union was blessed with seven children: Jerry, Dianne, David, Robert, Joan, Dennis and Lisa. He and Arlene had fun no matter what they did, traveling, fishing, taking car trips anywhere, taking gambling trips, and going out to dinner. They enjoyed each other’s company and enjoyed each day they were able to share together. Virgil worked for Hormel in Austin as a chief operating engineer. He retired from Hormel in 1984, after 35 years. He was a member of the Queen of Angels Catholic Church and American Legion Post 91. Virgil loved fishing, hunting, and enjoyed going out to dinner with his friends and family. He was also a great neighbor and mechanic. Virgil will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his children, Jerry (Mary) Anderley, Maplewood, Minnesota, Dianne (John) Ludvigsen, Austin, David Anderley, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Joan (Michael) Hinks, Shelbyville, Illinois, Dennis (Dottie) Anderley, Austin, and Lisa (Ted) Conradt, Lyle, Minnesota; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Stanley (Janet) Ross, Trego, Wisconsin, and Ronnie Ross, Claremont, Minnesota; sisters-in-law, Carol (Allen) Hames, Kasson, Minnesota, and Margaret Prusha, Owatonna, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret Anderley; wife, Arlene Anderley; son, Robert Anderley; granddaughter, Amy Ludvigsen; two brothers, Vernon and Leonard; and two sisters, Myrtle and Marie.

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Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin with Father Dale Tupper officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Austin. Military honors are by the American Legion Post 91. Memorials are preferred to the family. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at