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Published April 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

Richard Bruce Andersen

Richard Bruce Andersen, 53, of West Fargo, ND formerly of California died suddenly in his home March 22, 2013.

Richard was a special gift born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1959 to Bruce and Donna Andersen in La Puente, California. He was the third of three children and the only son. He attended Charter Oak High School in California. He served in the US Army from 1977-1980 and was stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. He worked as a diesel mechanic for 34 years. Although Richard lived mainly in California he moved to North Dakota in 2007. Rick enjoyed fishing, hunting, and driving motor cycle. He especially loved spending time with his family and dear friend Andrew Fernett. Rick had a sweet tooth and enjoyed eating Smarties, Reese's and Kit-Kats. He dreamed of meeting his new grandson Bryce, born January 24. He wished to visit the White House in Washington DC and Mount Rushmore in SD. He had a warm heart. He was a strong, proud man that loved to stay busy. His family will miss the way he joked around with them. He will always be remembered for being an awesome mechanic, a Number 1 man and best dad in the world.

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