Luverne “Vern” Lee Anderson, 79, of Aitkin, was called home to be with our Lord, peacefully on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in Aicota Healthcare Center, Aitkin with his beloved wife of 58 years by his side. He was born May 3rd, 1941 in Aitkin to Andrew and Phyllis (Rydell) Anderson. Vern was Postmaster of Aitkin and a Deacon at St. James Catholic Church of Aitkin. Vern loved his church, his family, playing cards with family and friends, gardening and watching the Minnesota Twins. Vern will be forever remembered for his love of God and compassion. And we can’t forget his witty comments. Vern will be greatly missed.
Vern is preceded in death by his parents and ½ sister, Charlene Young.
Vern is survived by his loving wife, Betty of Aitkin; children, Tim (Pauline) Anderson of Aitkin, Tom (Dana) Anderson of New Hope, Lori Anderson of Burnsville, Heidi (Chad) Larson of Aitkin, Eric (Amy) Anderson of Hermantown; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Mauritz (Norma) Anderson of Stillwater.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 28th at 11 AM in St. James Catholic Church, Aitkin with Father David Forsman as the celebrant. Visitation will be Thursday, August 27th in St. James Catholic Church from 5-7:30 P.M. with a Rosary Service at 7:30. Visitation will also be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Private interment will be in Diamond Lake Cemetery, Farm Island Township, Aitkin County. To sign the guestbook, go to: srtfuneral.com. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Aitkin.
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