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January 18, 1953 – Saturday, May 24, 2014

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Rick W. Anderson, age 61, of Buffalo passed away on May 24, 2014.

He was born in Canby, Minnesota on January 18, 1953, the son of Oren and Lois Chunn Anderson.

Rick was a business owner and worked in construction and project management for most of his life.

He loved hunting and fishing with his brothers, spending time with his kids, riding his motorcycle with friends, and his loyal dog Abi. Rick was a generous man with a huge heart and a great love for life, and especially for his family and good friends.

He is survived by his four children, Sira Anderson of Oakland, California, Evan Anderson of Duluth, Tyler Anderson (Carolyn Reiner) of New Brighton, and Liv Anderson of Foley; his mother Lois Anderson of Canby; his brothers Michael (Nancy) Anderson of Mukwonago, Wisconsin and Douglas Anderson of Mora; his wife of many years Deb Anderson of Buffalo; his dear friend Toni Scandale of Maplewood; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oren Anderson.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 31 in Buffalo. For information on the service, friends should please email

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, assisted the family with arrangements.

19 Guestbook Entries

  1. wendy olson

    My DEEPEST sympathy to Ricks family. Liv, I cannot express words for the loss of your wonderful father. HUGS to you. Wendy Olson

  2. Helen Strong

    To Rick’s Family: So sorry for your loss. I worked with Rick years ago and he was a wonderful person. This was such a shock. Hugs and Prayers.

  3. Susan Thovson

    My deepest sympathy to Rick’s children, family, and friends. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Nona Chunn Cochrane

    We lost a great son, brother, father, uncle, nephew & friend when we lost Rick. He did, indeed, have a big heart and loved life. He will be greatly missed.

  5. Jill S Stuart Rosenow

    I am so sorry to hear of Rick’s accident and death. He was a wonderful person. I want to let you know what a great help and comfort he was to my mom(Aunt Amy) and me. My stepdad, Del, was in Abbott Northwestern for 2 1/2 months. Rick contacted the head of the hospital and arranged for my mom to get a place to stay for free at the Wasi Center right on the hospital campus. We were able to walk to see Del and not have to commute to and from the hospital. He also took time out of his schedule to come to Minneapolis and visit my mom; talk to and comfort her. She and I were so appreciative of his care and concern.

    I also have fond memories of a weekend we spent at Aunt Elsie and Ardmore’s farm with Lois and her boys. We all thought they were so nice and handsome.

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I am thinking of your family and praying that God will give peace and comfort.

  6. Barbara Rhode Green

    Rick is a sweet and kind man. There are lots of memories of Rick in the Class of 1971 and in our church too. Lots of notes I can say but it is very hard to write it all in. The Class of 1971. We will miss you, Rick!

  7. Lids Sports Group - Keith, Steve,and Team

    Our deepest condolences to Rick’s entire family, including Toni. I am happy to say that I had a chance to meet Rick, and knew from the first time we met that he was a good, kind hearted man. He will be missed by many and we will rejoice that he is with God now.

  8. Shirley Anderson Ackerman

    Our hearts go out to all of you with prayers for your peace. I knew Rick as ‘Ricky,’ my sweet, young cousin who lived across the street. Now he’s an angel in the chorus of the communion of saints! Bless his soul.

  9. Dick and Linda Bresser

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Rick’s family and friends at this sad time. When we think of Rick we will always remember his great sense of humor, his passion for life, and his compassion for others. We were blessed to be his classmates. May God’s peace be with you as you mourn his passing and celebrate his life. Dick and Linda

  10. Michelle Ahlquist

    My heart hurts for all of you. I am so sorry that you lost your Dad. I hope the memories of his great smile and little life “quips” bring you good memories in the days and months to come. Sending prayers and lots of love to all of you!

  11. Jim and Cheryl Ferguson

    We have only known Rick for a few years but what an awesome individual! We will miss seeing him in Canby.

  12. Rose Rossbach

    I am a good friend of Toni’s and had met Rick a few times and knew from the first time I met him that he was an awesome guy!!! My sympathy to all his family and just know he will be remembered as a super nice guy with a giant heart just by the way I saw how he was with Toni!!!! God Bless you all….

  13. Christopher Bolger

    I had the pleasure of working with Rick quite a bit over the last two years. He was a great guy and will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are going out to the family.


  14. Dan Korbel

    To the family of Rick, I am so sorry for your lose. I got to know Rick in 1997 during our church renovation project. Since that time Rick would often drive by on his bike while going to “Up the Creek Gill and Bar here in Silver Creek. Rick will be greatly missed. May God watch over all of his family and friends.
    Dan Korbel

  15. Virginia (Peach) Stuart-Thompson

    I was so saddened to learn of Ricky’s death. He was not only my cousin but a childhood friend. He taught me how to play “stretch” when our families were together for the 4th of July at Spirtwood Lake. I thought he was just the greatest-and he was! And what a sweet, wonderful man he became. I will always appreciate and be thankful to him for driving Aunt Lois to Bismarck to attend mom’s funeral.

    My love, thought and prayers go out to you all in your time of sorrow. May your warm memories of your dear Ricky give you peace and comfort now and in the days to come.

    With deepest sympathy and love,
    Cousin Peach

  16. Bruce Bechtold

    So sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. I worked with him for several years and got to know his sense of humor and zest for life. I ran into Rick several years ago in Buffalo and had a nice visit just catching up. His enthusiasm and love for the Lord made me feel good and I know we will surely see each other again in paradise! My prayers are with you during you time of sorrow!

  17. JoAnn Henningsgaard VanHollebeke

    So Sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Spoke with him at Perry’s funeral. Have lots of good memories of the old days.

  18. Gene Flieder

    Doug, my condolences to you and the rest of the family on the loss of Rick. I can’t say I knew him but he must have been a great guy and left way too soon.

  19. Dave Ahlm

    Just a blast from the past, so sorry to hear for all of you. Thinking of you all, Evan,Tyler,Sira,Deb….always enjoyed you all thru sports and school etc


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