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Herbert K Andersen

August 28, 1932 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 86)

Herbert Kervin Andersen Jr. passed on March 7 at the Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea where he had been a resident for 2 years. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Herb was born on August 28, 1932, to Herbert Sr. and Grace Andersen. He grew up in Montevideo, Minnesota, served in the Korean War, and later attended Hamline University before starting a career in retail that spanned over 50 years. Herb met Barb (Canton) in high school and they united in marriage on August 28, 1955. They were lifelong partners in life and in business. On Thanksgiving Day of 1965, they moved to Albert Lea and became a fixture in the community. Herb always looked forward to summers Up North, where he entertained a constant stream of family and friends at the “Little Red Cabin” and later their year-round cabin on Lake Roosevelt. Herb was a proud veteran and a longtime member of the First Lutheran Church, Shriners, Masons, American Legion, and Kiwanis Club. We will miss his love, thoughtfulness, welcoming smile for everyone he met, and the gratitude he had for life. Herb is survived by Barb, his wife of 63 years; son Tom (Sherri) of Alexandria, VA; daughter Julie of Edina; and four loving grandkids, Alexa (St Paul), Thomas (Davenport, IA), Daniel (Madison,WI), and Megan (St Paul); brother in-law, Lyle and Geneva Canton; sister in-law, Mary Andersen; and wonderful nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Bill and John. Visitation is Sunday, March 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm at Bonnerup Funeral Home in Albert Lea. A graveside service will be held at 9:30 am on March 11 at Graceland Cemetery, Albert Lea, MN, followed by church visitation beginning at 10:00. The funeral service will be held at First Lutheran Church at 11:00 am. The family would like to thank the staff at the Thorne Crest Memory Care and the Long-term Nursing Facility for their loving care. As Amy told her co-workers on the news of Herb’s passing, “Herb’s on his way to Montevideo to get some ice cream.”

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