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Donald Anderson

April 12, 1922 — January 20, 2012

Donald Anderson

Funeral Mass for Donald W. Andy Anderson, 89, of Wheaton, Minnesota will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Wheaton, Minnesota with Fr. Joe Vandeberg Celebrant. Organist will be Cindy Sanasack with special music provided by the Ave Maria Catholic Church Choir. Honorary Urnbearers will be Dons Grandchildren: Rick Larson, Gina Neal, Michelle Hunsinger, Andrea Zinniel, Ron Jorschumb, Darrin Jorschumb, Shawn Lubben, Bobbi Jo OBrien, Jeremy Anderson, Chris Anderson, Jamie Sagissor, Thatcher Fahleen, Courtney Fahleen, Dustin Fahleen and Sam Fahleen. Visitation will be held Monday, January 23rd from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service at the Ranney-Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service time at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton. Donald W. Anderson was born in Wheaton, Minnesota on April 12, 1922 to Harry and Louise (Schumacher) Anderson. He attended high school in Wheaton graduating in 1941. He then joined the US Navy in December of 1941. He was honorably discharged in June 1945. Donald married Corinne Corky Gaulrapp in 1946. Together they raised five children. Donald was accepted in the Postal Service as Wheatons first letter carrier in 1964, retiring as Post Master of Dumont, Minnesota in 1984. Donald passed away on January 20, 2012 at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton. Donald is survived by his wife of 65 years, Corinne Corky of Wheaton, five children: Linda (Loran) Larson of Larimore, North Dakota; Peggy Jorschumb of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota; Robert (Linda) Anderson of Elk River, Minnesota; Dawn (Ken) Buckingham of Appleton, Minnesota; and Karolyn (Kelly) Carpenter of Milbank, South Dakota; fifteen grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert Anderson, two great-grandchildren, Corinne Zinniel and Mason Lewis, and one son-in-law, Terry Fahleen. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Traverse County Food Shelf.
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