Kenny “Butch” Anderson


Ken AndersonKenneth “Butch” Anderson, age 77 of Revere, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Walnut Grove.  Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday.  Burial is in the church cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Kenneth “Butch” Anderson was born to Valerious and Eunice (Beckmann) Anderson on January 7, 1942 in Lamberton Township, Redwood County, Minnesota.  Kenny grew up on a farm by Walnut Grove and attended school at Walnut Grove Public School, graduating in 1960.  Following high school, he farmed with his father and brother until renting a farm near Tracy, Minnesota in 1963.  Kenny married Sandy Nelson on March 9, 1963 in Walnut Grove, Minnesota.  They farmed near Tracy until 1969 when they moved to a farm near Revere, Minnesota.  Kenny raised hogs and farmed until 1996 when he quit raising hogs but continued to farm.  In 2006, Kenny retired to allow his son, Chad, to farm full time.  At that time, Ken continued to help Chad farm, working the ground in the spring and combining in the fall. He loved working with his son until Chad’s death in the fall of 2012.  Kenny still enjoyed helping in the field.  He helped his brother and nephew combine beans in the fall and ran the combine for a neighbor for corn harvest.  Kenny was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, serving terms on the church council.  He also served on the Federal Land Bank Board, Revere Elevator Board and on Ann Township Board.  Kenny enjoyed playing softball with the Old Fogies, golfing, playing cards, and having coffee with his friends.  He especially loved the time spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Kenny is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughters: Kristin Anderson of Alton, IA, Sherri (Rod) Tobin of Aberdeen, SD, Kendra (Mark) Rechtenbaugh of Dell Rapids, SD; grandchildren: Trevor Anderson (Kylee Hogrefe), Kylee (Joe) Landeen, Erich Frazeur, Amanda Tobin (DJ Pollard), Andrew Tobin, Elizabeth Tobin, Jacob Rechtenbaugh, Joseph Rechtenbaugh; great-grandchildren: Kolten Anderson and Evelyn Landeen; brother Wayne (Connie) Anderson; sisters: Dee (Brian) Skalbeck and Barb (Walt) Boyd; brother-in-law Donald Johnson; sisters-in-law Pat Hansen and Mary (Gerry) Leonard; and many nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, son Chad, sister Judy Johnson, brothers-in-law John Hansen and Bud Sell, and sister-in-law Delores Sell.


  1. Larry Weber says

    My deepest sympathy Sandy. To you and your extended families. What a great guy ….

    • Don and Jean Strong says

      Sandy and family,
      Don and I send our deepest sympathies to all of you. Kenny was a very kind man that loved his family dearly.

  2. Ken & Carol Nordsiden says

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  3. Merlin & Iylene Kletscher says

    Sandy, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. God Bless.

  4. Reed Hammerschmidt says

    My deepest sympathies to the whole family!

  5. Judy Hayes says

    My sincere sympathy Sandy and family

  6. Greg Johnson says

    Our deepest sympathy Sandy, Kris, Sherri, Kendra and the entire extended family members. Uncle Butch was a great guy and shall be missed by many of us. Many great memories of growing up, family gatherings, Lake Mary, golfing, and much more. Much love is sent to you all. Greg and Elliott

  7. Pete Byam says

    So sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy.

  8. Pete & Sharon Furth says

    Keeping you in our daily thoughts and prayers. Let the memories brighten the days ahead. Share the stories and remember the laughter.

  9. Sarathi Giridhar says

    Sandy, so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies

  10. Doug Osland says

    I knew Kenny to be a great friend, classmate, and neighbor.
    We are soo sorry for your loss Sandy.
    Doug and Judy Osland

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