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

Morrie was born on 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, Morrie was united in marriage with Dorothy Larson in Austin. In 1968, the Andersons moved to Rushford. Morrie was employed in the banking system and later as an insurance agent.

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

Survivors include 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; a 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.

A funeral service was held Oct. 4 at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial was in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.

The Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service of Rushford assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at