John K. or “Jack” Anderson, age 82 of Belview, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 30 at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church in Granite Falls. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment is in the Belview Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
John K. “Jack” Anderson was born on August 18, 1933 in Tower City, ND to John E. and Helen (Gould) Anderson. He was baptized into the Christian faith on March 8, 1934. At 11 months of age, following the death of his mother, Jack moved to Springfield, MN where he lived with his grandparents and aunts. Following his confirmation at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield on January 1, 1948 he moved in with his father and step-mother Gladys (Hetland) Anderson and attended Springfield High School, where he graduated in 1951. Jack was united in marriage to his one true love, Ardella Jean Jordan, on February 19, 1956 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls. In November of 1956, Jack and Ardella moved to Belview, where Jack spent the rest of his life doing what he loved, farming. He was a faithful and active church member where he served on the church council, holding various positions, sang in the choir, and ushered. He was an original member of the Belview sno-fliers and was on the booster club. Jack and Ardella enjoyed many years at the cabin on Green Lake with their children, his brothers Ken and Lloyd, and their families, where he spent many hours driving the boat and pulling skiers. He also loved going to dances, playing cards, going for coffee, and he especially loved attending any activities that his children and grandchildren participated in, especially sporting events. Jack passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. He attained the age of 82 years, 5 months and 8 days.
Jack is survived by his wife Ardella of Belview; children Barb (Wyatt) Bendix of Echo, Pam (Scott) Eckerty of Frisco, TX, Steve (Karen) Anderson of Echo, and Mike (Jean) Anderson of Belview; grandchildren David (Jennifer) Bendix, Brad (Kristen) Bendix, Danny (Emily) Bendix, Shelby and Carson Eckerty, Jordan (Kayla) Anderson, Cole (Kari) Anderson, Jacey (Christopher) Heiling, Riley Anderson, and Nathan, Kelly and Samantha Anderson. Also surviving are his 13 great grandchildren, siblings Ken (Carol) Anderson, Lois Pelowski, Lloyd (Ruth) Anderson, Charlotte (Duncan) Gardiner, and sister-in-law Michelle Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-mom, sister Doris (Wes) Dahn, brother-in-law Bob Pelowski, sister Judy (Lynn) Nielsen, and brother Donny Anderson.
Blessed be his memory.