Arthur "John" Anderson

1948 - 2021


Arthur “John” Anderson died peacefully in his home in Breezy Point, MN on July 5, 2021. He was born on March 25, 1948 in Blue Earth, Minnesota to Medford and Lois Anderson. 

John graduated from Blue Earth High School and went on to play football and attend Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. There he met the love of his life and wife of 50 years, Christine Kwikkel Anderson. John loved to entertain and host family get-togethers in the summer, especially during the Fourth of July. He enjoyed spending time with family, playing cards, cooking, gardening, boating and going on road trips with his wife.

John leaves behind his loving wife, Chris; his daughter, Tracey (Rick) Bartkowitz; and grandson, Riley Anderson. He is preceded in death by his son, and best friend, Yankten Anderson; his mother and father, Lois and Medford Anderson; his mother in-law, Florence Kwikkel; and father in-law, Bill Kwikkel. Also left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Reta (Eldon) Steele, Nancy Cole; brother, George (Judy) Anderson; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Connie (George) Lederer, Kathy (George) Sully and Billie (David) McNeil; and many loving nieces and nephews. 

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Donna Perryman

July 13, 2021 9:09 PM

Sending a long distance hug.  I remember that John always had a smile and a story to tell.
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Pam, Craig and Pat

July 9, 2021 6:46 PM

We're so sorry you have lost John....From your Den Hartog cousins -
Pam (Den Hartog) Haas, Craig Den Hartog and Patric Den Hartog and Their Families
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William Hoffman

July 8, 2021 9:28 PM

From BEHS '66 classmate Bill Hoffman. John will always be in my heart.
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July 8, 2021 9:13 AM
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Jim and Shelley Volz

July 8, 2021 8:05 AM

Chris and Tracey , i am so sorry to hear of John's passing . John was my first Boss at Fairbault Co Impl . Sure learned a lot those years working there , and john always let me take a tractor to the fair to put in the tractor pull . We always stayed friends . Take care and we are praying for your comfort !!

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