Waldon R. Anderson, 85, Becker

Waldon R. Anderson, 85, Becker, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at his home.

Funeral service will be Friday, May 25, 10:30 a.m., at Faith Lutheran Church in Becker.

Waldon was born in Becker on April 12, 1927, to Hans Robert and Ellen Anderson. He lived in Becker his entire life. He graduated from Becker High School in 1945 and was drafted into the Army on June 21, 1945. He did his basic training at Fort Hood, Texas. He was deployed to Bremerhaven, Germany and served in the military police in the 1st Division.

Waldon married Bernice Danner April 18, 1953, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elk River. They established their own family farm near Becker. Waldon farmed his entire life. He also worked for Land-O-Lakes driving a milk truck to the Monticello drying plant, and Vernon Anderson Trucking hauling lime. Waldon cherished and loved his family. He was a devout family man of notable character and honor. His family enjoyed his smile and sense of humor. Waldon enjoyed deer hunting and spent many seasons sharing that tradition with his family.

Waldon was passionate about his community and education. He served on the Becker School Board for 27 years, and served 17 years on the Wright Vocational Board. He also served on the ECSU, Becker Community Education, and Centra Sota boards. Waldon was a member of the Becker American Legion Post #193, for 62 years, and also served as a past Commander. In 1966 he received an award for outstanding school board member from Sherburne County for his devotion to public education. He accepted this award at the Minnesota State Fair. In 2000 Waldon was inducted into the Becker High School Hall of Fame. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Becker.

Waldon is survived by his wife; children, Robert (Marcia), Franklin (Brenda), Aaron (Michelle), Becker; and Maxine (Christopher) Dwyer, Hallsville, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Clayton and Rodney Anderson.

Arrangements are with Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Home of Monticello.