Darrell Wayne Anderson, age 84, of Elk River, Minn., formerly from Princeton, Minn., and born in Cambridge, Minn., peacefully and quietly passed away in his home in Elk River on Friday, July 12, 2019.
He was known for his genuine love and acceptance for all, his infectious smile, his warm handshakes, his awesome hugs, his twinkle in his eyes, his spontaneous winks, his bright shining blue eyes, his powerful tenor voice and his faith and love for the Savior Jesus Christ and His gospel.
He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved his country and served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1954-1956.
He loved singing and performing for over 60-plus years in many capacities: as a member of the Shriner Chanters, the Dessert Knights Barbershop Quartet, the Sheik’s Sextet, and performing in many plays such as “Music Man,” “South Pacific,” “Sound of Music,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Pajama Game” through the Princeton Drama Workshop.
For the past seven years he had the honor and privilege of being a member of the “Alive & Kickin’” premier senior rock ensemble and performing with them in the state of Minnesota.
He is preceded in death by son-in-law Michael Shea; nephew Michael Anderson; brother-in-law Deloyd Norling; ex-wife Lois Nelson Anderson.
He is survived by his wife Christine; daughters Jody and Tami of Princeton, Minn.; sons Jay of Princeton and Scott of Victoria, Minn.; step-daughters Michelle Quick and Dianna Quick; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, sisters Carol Norling of Cambridge and Janice Larson of Morgan, Utah; brother Richard Anderson of Ramsey, Minn.; two aunts, two uncles, and many nieces and nephews.
The memorial service for Darrell will be held on Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 9494 Naber Avenue NE, Otsego, MN 55330. Visitation will be 10-10:45 a.m.