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December 9, 2018

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Memorial service for Douglas Anderson Nov. 24 at Grace Free

The memorial service for Douglas R. Anderson, 71, of Stewartville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Stewartville with Rev. John Grams officiating.
Mr. Anderson died of natural causes, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, surrounded by his loving family in his home.
Douglas Robert Anderson was born on March 23, 1947 in Minneapolis to Donald and Constance (Ericson) Anderson. He moved with his family to St. Louis Park, where he grew up and attended school, graduating from St. Louis Park High School in 1965. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving for three years, eight months and 23 days. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam.
Returning after his first tour, Doug was married on Oct. 18, 1969 at the First Baptist Church in Fenton, Mich., to Lois J. Bos. After his discharge in 1971, the couple lived in Minnetonka, and Doug attended the Minnesota School of Business where he received a degree in accounting. He was employed at Tonka Toys, beginning a long career as an accountant, primarily in the home health care industry and eventually with various non-profit organizations. For the past 10 years of his career he was Chief Financial Officer at AccessAbility, Inc. in Minneapolis. The Andersons lived in Eden Prairie for a number of years before moving to Stewartville in 2009 to live near family. Doug was an active member of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Stewartville. He was a past member of American Legion Post #320 in Hopkins. Doug was an avid fisherman, enjoyed reading about history and travelling with Lois. He loved time with family, especially following his adopted grandchildren's sporting and school activities and "Donuts with Doug" time.
Doug is survived by his wife, Lois, and their adopted family, Jody (Jim) Fryer and daughters, Ellie and Lydia of Stewartville; Mariah (Clay) Fryer-Lamkin of Van Nuys, Cal.; Jon (Deanne) Gemmill and Jana, TJ and Megan of Billings, Mont., and Stephanie Revoldt, daughter, Lindsey and son, Drew of Dryden, Mich. and a brother, Mark (Georgia) Anderson of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A time of visitation for family and friends will take place one hou prior to the service at the church on Saturday morning.
A private family burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston at a future date.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. On-line condolences and memories of Doug are welcome at www.griffin-gray.coms

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