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Richard Aanerud

December 5, 1930 — March 7, 2013

Richard Allen Aanerud, 82, of Norcross, passed away March 7, 2013 at the Johannah House, Ashby, Minnesota. Richard was born on December 5, 1930, son of Joseph and Grace (Schoonover) Aanerud in Minneapolis. The family later moved to Delaware Township in Grant County. He attended District 26 Country School and later graduated in 1948 from Elbow Lake High School. He married Gloria Lindblom on June 5, 1955, and enlisted in the Army later that year. After serving at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, he returned to begin farming in North Ottawa Township. Richard and Gloria farmed together and had five children. Over the years, they raised oats, wheat, barley, corn, sunflowers, soybeans, and sugar beets. Farming and family went together as he farmed with his father first, brother Dean, and eventually his sons, James and Jerry. Richard enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Richard was an active member of the Grace Evangelical Free Church and was a man of faith. He also enjoyed having coffee with his friends at the local cafes. Richard is survived by his children: daughters Karla (Tom) Sargent of Sioux Falls, SD, Karen (Tim) Sinner of Jamestown, ND, and Vicki (Dean) Ellis of Ashby and sons James (Tarah) Aanerud of Elbow Lake and Jerry (Melissa) Aanerud of Dalton; 14 grandchildren, Jill (Joel) Herman, Lisa (Jayson) Ackerson, Eric (Jennifer) Sinner, Brett and Brian Sinner, Grant, Lynn and Naomi Ellis, Alysa, Alayna, Ashley and Austin Aanerud, and Evan and Ryan Aanerud; two great-grandchildren, Jocelyn and Julia Herman; a sister Marilynn (Gene) Larson of Elbow Lake and a brother Dean (Elvina) Aanerud of Wasilla, AK; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents. Funeral: 11:00 am Monday, Mar. 11, 2013, Grace Evangelical Free Church, Elbow Lake Clergy: Rev. Jerry Bauman Burial: Lakeside Cemetery, Herman Visitation: 5-7 pm Sunday at the church; one hour prior to the service on Monday

Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake 116 1st Street NE Elbow Lake, MN US 56531

Previous Events

Visitation
Sunday, March 10, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Grace Evangelical Free Church

211 11th Ae. SE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service.

Service
Monday, March 11, 2013
11:00 AM
Grace Evangelical Free Church

211 11th Ae. SE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

cemetery
Monday, March 11, 2013
Lakeside Cemetery

Herman
Herman, MN

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