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DeWillis Anderson

March 19, 1932 — January 5, 2015

DeWillis Anderson, age 82, of Ortonville died Monday, January 5, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Milbank.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m, Saturday, January 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville with Rev Dennis O'Neill officiating. Visitation will be held at the Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville on Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday for one hour prior to the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Nickolas Anderson, Ray Davis, Mark Swigerd, Jim Anderson, Brian Asmus, and Matt Swigerd. Honorary bearers include all of DeWillis' grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

DeWillis Anderson was born on March 19, 1932, at his home in Chokio, MN to Harry and Emma (Andersen) Anderson. He attended school through the eighth grade. In November 1951, DeWillis enlisted in the United States Army, where he served as part of the 5043d Service Unit, Transfer Station, Pers Ctr until his honorable discharge in February 1953.

On June 9, 1958, DeWillis was united in marriage to Barbara Bakeberg in Webster, SD. To this union, two children were born. DeWillis was a hardworking man who, throughout the years, was employed as a farmer, milk hauler, and by the Big Stone County Highway Department to work heavy equipment. He enjoyed hunting, yardwork, and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Barbara Anderson of Ortonville; son, Timothy (Mary) Anderson of Boone, IA; daughter, Julie (Kevin) Nelson of Sisseton, SD; six grandchildren: Nickolas Anderson; Makenzie Anderson; Heather Nelson; Savannah Nelson; Tara (Tyler) Brooks; Laiken Nelson; three great-grandchildren: Kavyn Selchert; Gracelynn Lekness; Morrison Mulder; siblings: Joyce Gillespie; Norman (Mary) Anderson; Jane Gillespie; Delhart (Elvira) Anderson; Susan Wohlers; Bonnie (Tom) Connelly; sisters-in-law, Connie Anderson; Wilma Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Jerry, Larry, and Dick Anderson.


Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home
401 NW 2nd Street
Ortonville, MN 56278

Friday, January 9, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Trinity Lutheran Church
341 Park St.
Ortonville, MN 56278

Saturday, January 10, 2015
10:30 AM


Mound Cemetery
29519 County Highway 33
Clinton, MN 56225

Saturday, January 10, 2015
11:30 AM


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