Dale William Anderson, age 80 of Walnut Grove, passed away July 21, 2019 at Sanford Sioux Falls Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24 at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at the Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Walnut Grove City Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Walnut Grove Ambulance 311 6th Street, Walnut Grove, MN 56180. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dale William Anderson was born January 6, 1939 to Virgil and Nina (Addison) Anderson in Holly Township, Murray County. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in 1956. Dale graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1957 and continued his education at SDSU on a football Scholarship for 1 year. He served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Berlin for 2 years. Dale was united in marriage to Helen Warren on June 13, 1965 at the Tracy United Methodist Church. Together they had two children Mark and Mary. His children and wife were his world. Dale spent most of his life working in elevators in Revere and Walnut Grove. He was a member of the American Legion for many years. Dale was very athletic and played football, basketball, track and baseball. He enjoyed gardening, part-time farming, walking his dog Maggie, watching the Vikings on television, and watching his children play high school sports. Dale especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Dale is survived by his wife of 54 years Helen Anderson; children Mark (Courtney) Anderson of Winona and Mary (Mike) Hewitt of Walnut Grove; grandchildren Annika and Ethan Anderson; sisters Judy (Mike) Anderson, Joanne (Ned) Doan and Jeanette (Bob) Heggerston; brother Jerry (Sheryl) Anderson; and many other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Ronnie and Allan Anderson.