John K. “Jack” Anderson


John K. Anderson 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 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.


  1. glen anderson says

    Very saddened to learn of Jack’s passing. Will always remember Jack from the Anderson reunions.
    He kept the softball game exciting and in good order. Unfortunately, our family schedule did not
    allow sufficient participation during that time of the year but we like to recall with great favor
    those few opportunities we had to rejoin the full clan. Our sympathies go out to Jack’s entire
    family at this time.
    Glen, Ramona and Anderson families in Maryland.

  2. Merle and Judy Kluver says

    Mike and Jean-So sorry for your loss- We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. john and Holly Rohlik says

    Our thoughts and prayers for your family during this difficult time. Enjoyed visiting with this great man of faith and wisdom….he will be greatly missed in the community.

  4. Gail & Dick Carrick says

    Our hearts go out to the family of Jack. He was a wonderful cousin and I have many found memories of Jack when I was growing up.

  5. daniel anderson says

    our thoughts an prayers go out to jacks family,i always remember jack as kind person,his cushman scooter which he let me ride,his help catching a horse to ride,jack getting me in to the sauerkraut band to play with him,also the nice card games with him an Ardella,an many other fond memories.


    We share our sincere sympathy for the loss of a great person. We are glad to have known him and may he rest in peace and shine down on his family with continued guidance…..

  7. Wayne & Joyce Swenson says

    We are so very sad to learn of Jack’s passing. He will certainly be missed by all. We have many fond memories to hold in our hearts – Jack was a great person! We wish we could attend to extend our condolences in person but are unable to make his services. Please know we are thinking of you all and will pray for Ardella and the entire family. Friendship and love to you all.

  8. Terry Marguth says

    Our hearts go out the family. A truly great man. You are in our prayers. I will have many memories.

  9. Dick and Alice Bakke says

    Oh dear Ardella and family we r so sorry for your great loss. Dick remembers a fun time with him .the first time he went ice fishing on Green lake .also with Shelly johnson.. He had never driven on ice before … he was very apprehensive as they approached the ice… He kept saying. “hold it! …hold it!!” alice remembers his fishing trip lunch …delicious fried chicken made by ardella ! dick was jealous with his crummy sandwich. Lots of good memories. Please know we are thinking of you in prayer at this difficult time…a great kind hearted guy.

  10. Chad and Lori Luze says

    Sending you sympathy on the loss of John K. It was a pleasure to have known him and I will remember him for his friendly nature and quick smile. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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