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Duane O. Anderson

Friday, March 4, 2011

Duane O. Anderson, age 89, of Spencer, and formerly of Albert City, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Burial will be in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.

Duane O. Anderson, the son of Howard and Marie (Schott) Anderson, was born on a farm near Storm Lake, on Dec. 25, 1921. At an early age Duane moved with his family to Marathon, where he lived his youth and received his education. He was a member of the 1941 graduating class of Marathon. Following graduation, on Nov. 5, 1942 Duane entered the United States Army where he served his country during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 9, 1946.

On June 25, 1948 Duane was united in marriage to Gwendolyn Wilner, of Albert City, in Jackson, Minn. This union was blessed with three children: Dennis, David, and Delores. Duane was employed at the Hy-Grade plant in Storm Lake from 1948 until his retirement in 1982. Upon their retirement, Duane and Gwen moved to Spencer. Gwen died on Feb. 2, 2006, and Duane continued to make his home in Spencer.

When Duane was younger, he enjoyed playing all types of sports, especially baseball, basketball, and football. When he could no longer play sports he enjoyed watching the games on television. Throughout their lifetime, Duane and Gwen enjoyed spending weekends at their cabin at the Iowa Great Lakes.

Duane is lovingly remembered by his children: Dennis (Margaret) Anderson of Lawton; David Anderson and his special friend, Peggy McBride, of Truesdale; and Delores Anderson of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren: Benjamin Anderson of South Korea, Rebecca Anderson of Sioux City; Michelle Anderson of Lawton; Brandon Anderson of Storm Lake; great-granddaughter, Shelby Anderson; extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and brother, James Anderson.