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Published September 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

Harlan Dean Anderson

1949 – 2013

Harlan Dean Anderson, age 64, peacefully passed away at the Life Care Center in Friday Harbor, WA on August 27th, 2013 following a fifteen year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Harlan Dean Anderson

1949 – 2013

Harlan Dean Anderson, age 64, peacefully passed away at the Life Care Center in Friday Harbor, WA on August 27th, 2013 following a fifteen year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

On April 17th, 1949 in Hawley, Minnesota, Harlan was born to Russell and Lila (Berland) Anderson. Harlan was raised on the family dairy farm near Rollag, MN and moved with his family to Ulen, MN where he graduated from high school. After graduating from Dakota Business College he married Elizabeth Sivertson. Harlan’s first job in the banking industry was at First State Bank of Casselton, ND. Harlan loved any sport played with a ball, and while in Casselton he played for and managed the Red Baron softball team, making many lifelong friends.

In 1988 he and his wife, Nina, moved to Friday Harbor, WA where he worked for Key Bank from 1987-1992. The family moved from Friday Harbor before returning in 2002. A man with a heart for service, Harlan was active with Friday Harbor Kiwanis from 1987-1993. As Vice-President, he started the Key Club, and then served as President from 1989 – 1990.

He is survived by his mother Lila Anderson, Ulen, Minnesota; wife, Nina Anderson, Friday Harbor, Washington; Jason (Toni) Anderson, Moorhead, Minnesota; daughter, Jeanine (Brian) Peterson, El Paso, Texas; step-children Chris Hansford, Bellingham, Washington; Lori (Curt Wagner) Snodgrass, Friday Harbor, Washington; sister Shirley Anderson, Tower City, North Dakota; brother, Lonnie (Susan) Anderson, Ulen, Minnesota; and sister, LoAyne (Robby) Voigt, Mohall, North Dakota. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and much-loved cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Anderson in 2000. Harlan Anderson was a beloved husband, son, father, and friend and he will be missed.

A service of remembrance will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ulen, MN on Thursday, September 5, at 4:00.

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