Russell G. Anderson, 95, Kenmare, died Monday, July 28, 2014, in a Minot nursing home.
Russell was born on June 27, 1919, in Erdahl, Minn., the son of Pete and Lena (Sperry) Anderson. He was one of 10 children and was educated near Benson, Minn. As a young man he worked on the Work Projects Administration and spent two years in the Civilian Conservation Corps to help support his family.
Russell was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941, where he was trained as a tank mechanic. He fought in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Russell was wounded in France and upon his honorable discharge in 1945, he received a Purple Heart.
Russell moved to North Dakota in 1950 and was employed as a farm hand for many years. He married Marlys Hagerud on July 19, 1952, in Minot. The couple made their home in Kenmare. Russell later became custodian at the Kenmare Public School from which he retired.
He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church, the Kenmare American Legion and the National Chapter of the Battle of the Bulge.
Survivors: wife, Marlys, Kenmare; daughter, Terri (Ronnie) Hoskin, Maxbass; son, Benny (Dee) Anderson, Rapid City, S.D.; grandchildren, Ronda (Joel) Kelly, Glenburn, Bryan (Valarie) Hoskin, Minot, and Marty (Nicole) Hoskin, Bismarck; great-grandchildren, Noah, Savannah and Elijah Kelly, Breanna and Brenden Hoskin, Cambree, Cade and Brilee Hoskin and Matthew Block; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Russell was preceded in death by: his parents, one sister and seven brothers.
Memorial service: Friday, Aug. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Kenmare.
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Kenmare.
Friends may sign a guest book one hour prior to the service at the church.
(Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Kenmare)