Derek Charles Anderson

Dec. 19, 1985-July 5, 2019

Derek Charles Ander-

son, 33, Lansford, ND,

formerly of Minot, passed

away July 5th, 2019 at his


Derek was born De-

cember 19th, 1985 in

Minot to Greg Anderson &

Cheryl (Moore) Anderson.

He attended Bel Air Ele-

mentary, Ramstad Junior

High, and graduated from

Minot High School in

2004. He was baptized

and confirmed at St.

Mark’s Church in Minot.

After graduation Derek

worked in several occupa

tions including mechan-

ics, carpentry, electronics,

and concrete work. In

2013 he started his own

business, Derek Anderson

Contracting, taking on any

project asked of him. He

continued on with this

business until the time of

his death.

In 2011 he and his spe-

cial friend, Melissa,

moved to Lansford and to-

gether they built their

new home from the

ground up. If they did not

know how to accomplish

something, they would

teach themselves and

complete the project.

They were so proud of a

job well done.

Derek’s sense of humor

was always on display

with a quick comeback or

witty comment. He was a

very independent man

and there was never a

challenge that he did not

try to overcome but he

was not able to accom-

plish all.

Derek was very kind

and caring with a big

heart, which held a spe-

cial love for his four kit-

ties. They came first in

his life for everything and

he made that very well

known to those that knew


He will be deeply

missed by all those that

were part of his life.

He was preceded in

death by: his paternal

grandmother, Geneva

Anderson; maternal

grandmother, Gwen

Moore; maternal grandfa-

ther Charles Moore; and

aunt Beth Bobulinski.

He is survived by: his

father, Greg Anderson;

mother Cheryl (Tom) Kel-

ly; brother, Dustin Ander-

son and his special friend,

Emily Huettl; paternal

grandfather, Lawrence

‘Dougie’ Anderson; aunts

Cindy Anderson, Kathy

(Steve) Brandt, Lynn (Jeff)

Burkett, Rhonda (David)

Hereford, uncle Charles

(Jan) Moore, and

numerous cousins and


Funeral: Thursday, July

11, 2019, at 10 a .m. at St.

Mark’s Lutheran Church,


Interment: Sunset

Memorial Gardens, Minot,


Visitation: Wednesday

from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Prayer Service:

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

at 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Derek’s wish was to

find a new home for his

kitties, so in lieu of

flowers, memorials are

preferred to Hairball

Haven at their Facebook

page https://www.

Haven.FelineRescue/ or

send memorials to Gate

City Bank, Minot, where

Hairball Haven has an ac-

count set up.Those wish-

ing to sign the online re-

gister and share memories

may access the online obi-

tuaries section at