Jeffrey Dean AndersonJeffrey Dean Anderson, 46, of Michigan, ND, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Altru Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a 3 year battle with breast cancer.
Jeffrey Dean Anderson
Jeffrey Dean Anderson, 46, of Michigan, ND, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Altru Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a 3 year battle with breast cancer.
Jeffrey was born February 16, 1965 in Grand Forks, ND, the son of Lonnie and Renee (Tufte) Anderson. He moved with his parents to Michigan, ND when he was three months old. He attended Michigan Public School, graduating in 1983. He then attended AVTI Tech School in East Grand Forks. He returned to Michigan where he ran the Standard Station for one year. He moved to Colorado where he worked the ski lifts and was a member of the Forest Rangers for two years. He came back to ND and worked at the Lignite Plant at Washburn for two years. He also worked at the Ed Olson Hereford Ranch and the John Williams Farm at Arthur, ND. In 1996 he returned to Michigan. He worked for the Cargill Elevator Company at Lakota until 2008 when he purchased what is now the Wagon Wheel Bar and Grill in Michigan.
Jeff's boys were the love of his life. He enjoyed taking them fishing and hunting or just driving around the country side. He enjoyed meeting up with his sister LeAnn's family for camping and tubing at Icelandic Park or attending UND sports with his brother Greg. One of his favorite things to do was to work in the fields out at the Steffan farms.
He volunteered for the Michigan Ambulance Service for 15 plus years and was with the Michigan-Whitman Fire Department for 23 years and served as Fire Chief for the last 10 years. He was President of the Local Emergency Planning Committee from 2003 to the present. He was a member of the Michigan Lutheran Church, the Michigan Area Community Club, Dakota Prairie School Board, and a part-time deputy for the Nelson County Sheriff's Department.
Jeff will be greatly missed by his two sons, Jordan age 16 and Dalton age 14; his parents, Renee and Lonnie Anderson; a brother, Greg Anderson & his wife Nicole Kuchera and her daughter Olivia Kuchera of Grand Forks; a sister, LeAnn & her husband Scott Holmquist and their children Amanda, Marly, Ty, and Tage of Cavalier, ND; his grandmother, Kathleen Tufte of Cooperstown, ND; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred and Elaine Anderson, and Stanley Tufte.
The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses, staff and Dr. Panico at the Cancer Center, and all those great nurses on 6th floor at Altru for their great care and friendship. Jeff thought the world of all of you.
The Memorial Service will be held at the Michigan Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.
Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.
Arrangements with the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota, ND.