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Official Obituary of

Bruce Anderson

June 23, 1948 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Bruce Anderson Obituary

Funeral services will be held for Bruce Anderson of Watkins on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Karvonen Funeral Home in New York Mills. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Pastor Mark Koivisto will be officiating. The Pallbearers are Jadon Anderson, Josh Anderson, David Anderson, Bryan Anderson, Bruce Anderson, and Eric Leigland. Military Honors will be provided by the Charles D. Center VFW Post #3289 of New York Mills and the Minnesota Army National Guard of Moorhead, Minnesota. Bruce will be laid to rest at Woodland Cemetery in New York Mills, Minnesota.

Bruce Melton Anderson was born on June 23, 1948, in Park Rapids, Minnesota.  His parents were the late Melton Russell and Esther Ailie (Hasti) Anderson. Bruce grew up on the family farm north of Ponsford and attended Andrews Country School on the Ponsford Prairie.  He later attended Parker Rapids High School. Bruce went to the Wadena Vocational Technical College for automotive detailing school.  Bruce served honorably in the United States Army in Germany from June 26, 1969, to June 18, 1971.

During the 1970’s Bruce worked trapping minnows and leeches in the Basswood Lake area.  He made his home for a short time in Wadena and then made his home in St. Cloud for thirty years and most recently he settled in Watkins, Minnesota.

Bruce enjoyed numerous activities such as working with Uncle Vern, driving a CAT, baking bread, babysitting, building roads and working at the sawmill near Waubun. Bruce was a very kind person who enjoyed visiting with family and friends on the phone, and he would often “bless them”.

 A special thank you goes out to his caregivers who provided kindness, dedication, and compassion to Bruce for years; they not only attended to his physical needs, but also provided him with comfort and solace. Their tireless efforts did not go unnoticed and are appreciated for becoming additional family to him.

On March 2, 2024, Bruce, passed away peacefully at the CentraCare Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota at 75 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Preceding Bruce in death are his parents Melton and Esther (Hasti) Anderson; siblings Sharon and Steven; sister-in-law, Carol Anderson; brothers-in-law Robert Moe and Ken Keezer.

Bruce is survived by sisters Virginia “Gini” (Ron) Oines of Park Rapids, Susan Keezer of Waubun, Linda Anderson of Twin Valley, Elizabeth (Steve) Lindahl of Black Duck, Kristine Powell of Bemidji, and Jodi Dey of Bemidji; brothers Harold (Georgia) of Fergus Falls, John Anderson of Fergus Falls, and Terry Anderson of St. Cloud; many other relatives and a host of friends.



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March 9, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Karvonen Funeral Home ~ New York Mills
110 South Broadway
New York Mills, MN 56567

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Karvonen Funeral Home ~ New York Mills
110 South Broadway
New York Mills, MN 56567

Burial to Follow

Woodland Cemetery
County Road 142
New York Mills, MN 56567


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