Funeral services for Marlin Anderson were held Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Burial was in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City was in charge of the arrangements.
Marlin Weston Anderson was born Aug. 31, 1926 to Conrad H. and Ethel C. (Johnson) Anderson in his family home south of Albert City. He passed away on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at Pleasant View Home in Albert City.
Marlin was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church (formerly Ljunghed) in Albert City. He graduated from Albert City High School in 1944.
Marlin was united in marriage to Florence Elizabeth Porath, daughter of Alex C. and Alma (Thiede) Porath at Our Savior's Lutheran Church on May 20, 1948. After making their home in Albert City, they moved to Marlin's home place in 1972. Marlin and Florence were the parents of two children, Kristin Alexis and Stuart Conrad.
Marlin was a lifetime farmer. He also worked for Farmers Co-op Oil Company as a tank wagon agent, at S & A Garage as a mechanic, and later for Johnson Electric.
Marlin was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and served as treasurer and president of the church council as well as Sunday School secretary. He also enjoyed playing cornet in the Albert City town band. He served on the Pleasant View Home Board of Directors for six years, five of them as chairman. He also served on the ALCECO board for twelve years. Marlin became a resident of Pleasant View Home in Albert City in late December of 2008.
Marlin is survived by his daughter Kris and husband Gary Griffin of New Hampton; his son Stu and wife Ellen of Albert City; granddaughter Amy and husband Christopher Hogrefe of North Liberty; grandson Grant Griffin and fiancée Sarena Johnson of Chicago, Ill.; grandson Jess Anderson of Sioux City; great-grandson Carter Hogrefe and great-granddaughter Addyson Hogrefe of North Liberty; his sister Virginia Gustafson of Roseville, Minn.; his sister-in-law Florence Porath of Albert City, and several nieces and nephews and their families.
Marlin was preceded in death by his wife Florence (Jan. 12, 2003), his parents, his daughter-in-law Marikay Anderson, his sister-in-law Helen Nesheim, and his brothers-in-law Francis Porath, N.K. (Bob) Nesheim, and C. Verner (Gus) Gustafson.