Posted 6/13/18 (Wed)
Roger Anderson, age 87, formerly of New Town, more recently of Williston, N.D., passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, N.D.
Roger Anderson was born June 28, 1930, in Minot, N.D., to Rudolph and Lillian (Sattergren) Anderson. He was raised on the family farm his father homesteaded in 1916. Roger attended elementary school in Mountrail County and graduated from Sanish in 1948. He entered the Army in Feb. of 1951, serving for 2 years at Fort Carson Co.
On March 17, 1973, Roger married Marion Lee and also inherited 8 kids. Roger enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grand children and great-grandchildren; who were not afraid of his voice. Together, Marion and Roger farmed until their retirement. Farming was his main occupation and also spent many years as a rural mail carrier. He also worked at the FUO station and spent many years on the Howie TWP Board; along with driving a school bus and custom combining with Gene Pennington.
Roger enjoyed horses and rode steers in the Sanish Rodeo. He was an avid hunter, spending 50 years doing so with Raymond Blegen. Roger was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church, 4 Bears Saddle Club, American Legion, Eagles in Watford City, served on the Elevator Boards and was a past member of the Elks in Minot.
Everyone knew where Roger was by his voice, which will be missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Lillian Anderson; his son, Gary Lee; grandson, Cody Larson; and by his great-grandsons, Jalen Lee and Tayler Fladeland.
Roger is survived by his children, Sharon (Calvin) Brown, Alan (Debbie) Lee, Mark (Cheryl) Lee, Keith (Stella) Lee, Aneda (Jack) Fladeland, Tammy (Pem) Hall, Sheri (Gary) Danks; 21 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; Roger’s brother, Leonard Anderson; his nephew, Mark Anderson and by his niece, Nola Anderson.
His Funeral Service is Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Bethel Lutheran Church in New Town, N.D. Pastor Robert Schmidt will be officiating and interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery of Sanish in New Town, N.D. Visitation was Tuesday, June 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bethel Lutheran Church in New Town, followed by a family service was 2 p.m., and one hour prior to service time at the church.
Friends may sign the on-line register and give their condolences at www.springanstevenson.com