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May 29, 1930 – April 21, 2024

Della May Anderson, died at age 93 at her home in  Otsego, Minnesota on Sunday, April 21, 2024.

She was born on May 29, 1930 in Otsego, Minnesota the daughter of William and Leona (Lockwood) Bell.

Della attended a little one room schoolhouse in Otsego as a child and graduated from Elk River High School in 1948.

She was united in marriage to John Godfrey Anderson on September 9th, 1950.  Together they raised their five children on their farm in Otsego where they lived for 68 years.

Della enjoyed baking, sewing, gardening and canning.   She was a proud farm wife and loving mother and grandma.

Della is survived by her loving children: Marty Anderson, Sherri Anderson (Jim Burzinski), Jane McAlpine and Wendy (Tony) McAlpine; 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren with one on the way.

Preceded in death by her husband John Godfrey Anderson, a son Randy Anderson, a grandson Ryan Anderson and by her sister Bernice LaGue.

Funeral Services for Della May Anderson will be held on Monday, April 29th, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at The United Methodist Church in Elk River with visitation beginning at 9:30 A. M.    Lunch will follow the funeral service.   Interment Otsego Cemetery.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to


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  1. Bob Lockwood

    Sincere condolences to the Della Anderson family. Always enjoyed visiting her and hearing her tell how she and John bought the farm! My father thought very highly of Bea and Della! RIP


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