Jeff Anderson, 55, Mooreton, passed away at his residence on Monday, March 18, 2013. Funeral services will be Friday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at Mooreton Lutheran Church, Mooreton, with the Rev. Gordon Lee officiating. Visitation will be today, March 21, from 4 to 6 p.m., with a prayer service today at 6 p.m. at Mooreton Lutheran Church. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be later in the spring at Rutland Cemetery, Rutland. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Jeff was born March 13, 1958, in Williston to Dale and Marjorie (Nelson) Anderson. He grew up in the Ray area and graduated from Minot High School. After high school Jeff drove truck for his father. In his early 20s he started his career in the oil drilling industry for Cardinal Drilling.
On July 6, 1991, Jeff was united in marriage to Darla Huckell in Williston. At that time he also began working for Oilind Safety. That position took them to Baton Rouge, La., in 1999 and then they moved to Houston, Texas, until they moved back to Mooreton to be near family in August 2009.
Jeff was a friendly, outgoing person who could strike up a conversation with anyone. He enjoyed camping and was a die-hard fisherman and hunter. He also liked working on old tractors, collecting coins, and watching football, especially the San Francisco 49ers.
Jeff is survived by: his wife, Darla; his mother, Marjorie Anderson, Minot; his father, Dale (Pat) Anderson, Minot; his brothers, Jim (Beth), Silverdale, Wash., Jack (Karen), Burlington, Jerry, Bellingham, Wash., Jay, Burlington, Jody (Pam), Minot; his sisters, Jan (Dave) Lishman, Texarkana, Ark., Julie (Scott) Reinicke, Burlington; his stepsister, Rita (Gilbert) Christianson, Glenburn; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Darlene Huckell, Havana; his brother-in-law, Bill (Denise) Huckell, Havana; his sister-in-law, Nancy (Virgil) Ceroll, Sisseton, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his stepfather, Richard Anderson.
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