Morris Anderson
Morris Anderson
Morris Carl Anderson, 84, of Rushford, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at his home.

He was born July 27, 1928, to Melvin R. and Catherine (Humble) Anderson in Norway Township, Fillmore County. He was raised in Lanesboro and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1947. In 1950, he entered the United States Air Force as a staff sergeant of finance. He was stationed in Denver, Colo., and discharged on Aug. 5, 1954.

On May 5, 1951, he was united in marriage with Dorothy Larson in Austin. In 1968, the Andersons moved to Rushford. He was employed in the banking system and later as an insurance agent.

He was an active member of many Rushford community organizations. He was a 50-plus-year member of the Lions Club, the Rushford Lutheran Church and their Mens Club, the Rushford Saddle Club, Ferndale Golf Course, American Legion and the Rushford Electrical Commission.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; five children, Mike (Sue) of Dodge Center, Maureen Hurley of La Crescent, Karen (Steve) Culhane of Rushford, Kathy (Lance) Jameson of Eagan and Jeff (Jill) of Superior, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred (LaVerne) Johnson of Mabel; three sisters-in-law, Bev Benson of Houston, Dagny Anderson of Lanesboro and Marian Anderson of Preston; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, two brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, one granddaughter and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held last Thursday at Rushford Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial was in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.

The family prefers memorials be directed to Rushford Lutheran Building Fund, Good Shepherd Foundation, Lions Foundation or the American Heart Association.

One may sign his online guestbook and view his video tribute when it becomes available at