November 12, 1950 - October 10, 2016


Duane Anderson of Milaca, MN, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016, at the age of 65.

Duane Eldon Anderson was born on November 12, 1950, in Marshall, MN, the son of Donovan and Martha (Zirpel) Anderson. His family moved to Sioux Falls, SD, where he graduated from Lincoln High School. Following his graduation he moved to Denver, CO, where he worked for Sutherlands Hardware store as a manager before working for Homelite out of Denver. He lived in Colorado Springs, CO, for over 20 years before returning to Minnesota. Upon his return he worked at Hance Companies out of Plymouth and most recently Central Power Distributors out of Anoka as an outdoor power equipment salesman. He was united in marriage to Charlotte (Reker) Diekmann on July 4, 2005 at their home in Milaca. Duane loved to golf, played softball for many years and enjoyed hunting. He was an avid sports fan; he cheered on the Superbowl Champion Broncos, Yankees, and Avalanche. Duane’s competitive drive and outgoing nature helped him to continue to better himself at work. He enjoyed working in his yard, mowing lawn, woodworking and visiting with friends. He loved joking and having fun. Most of all, he adored his grandchildren.

Duane is survived by his wife Charlotte; children, Dan (Christina) Anderson and Kelly (fiancé Matthew Spieker) Anderson; step-daughter Christine Diekmann; grandchildren, Rebecca Anderson, Shad and Breanna Rosenau; siblings, Sylvia (Carl) Iverson, Wendell (Betty) Anderson, Gary Anderson and David Anderson; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Duane’s Life will be held at 11AM on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton.