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Waldon Rodney Anderson
Waldon Rodney Anderson passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the Silver Bay Veterans Home with his family by his side. He was born April 7, 1927 and was a lifelong resident of Northside Virginia. Waldon served in the US Army during WWII as a Sergeant. He was a member of both the Virginia VFW Post 1113 and the American Legion Post 0239. He retired from the MN Highway Department as a Bridge Inspector and Surveyor. His favorite pastime was spending time at his cabin on Lake Vermilion with his family and friends while entertaining them with his gifted playing of his prized Mervar and Lubas button boxes. Waldon was also a hobby carpenter always building and fixing things. “Red” as he was known in his early days for his striking red hair will forever be missed.
Waldon is survived by his son Mick (LuAnne) Thompson; Granddaughter Jill (Cory) Medalen; Granddaughter Sarah (Joseph) Burja; seven great-grandchildren, Tori and Seth Thompson; Bailey, Ethan, Noah, Asa Roy, and Leah Burja; sister Jeanne Moore; nephew Glen and niece Donna.
Waldon was preceded in death by his father Roy and mother Elvira; wife Kathryn Joy.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Range Funeral Home in Virginia, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Greg Turner will officiate. The Gilbert VFW Post 4456 will render Military Honors at the conclusion of the clergy service at the Range Funeral Home. The Cook VFW Post 1757 will render Military Honors and taps at the inurnment at the Cook Community Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.rangefuneralhomes.com