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Johnny D. Anderson (Col US Army Ret), 91 of Cambridge, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on November 18, 2022.
Johnny was born June 12, 1931 in Bradford Township, near Cambridge, MN to Albin and Clara (Lindberg) Anderson. Johnny was the youngest of 8 children. He attended Cambridge High School, graduating in 1949. He went on to the University of Minnesota graduating in 1954 with a degree in accounting. While attending the U of M, Johnny participated in Army ROTC and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. Six days after his commission he was united in marriage to Verian Hanson at Cambridge Lutheran Church on September 18, 1954.
Johnny and Verian were stationed at Ft. Eustis, VA. Johnny was promoted to 1st Lt just prior to his end of active duty. After moving back to Minnesota, Johnny continued his military career in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Full Bird Colonel on June 1991 while billeted in many locations.
Johnny and Verian planted their roots first in South Minneapolis and then later, returned to their hometown Cambridge to start their family in December of 1957.
Johnny was an accountant for over 40 years with Northwest Airlines, Honeywell and finally Donaldson Companies.
He was an avid bowler for over 50 years, bowling in several leagues and tournaments He also loved playing card games, dominoes and camping. He was dedicated to Cambridge Lutheran Church volunteering numerous hours. He served as the president of the building committee during the 70’s and 80’s guiding the major expansion of the church. Johnny was a fanatical MN sports fan, especially the Twins. His storytelling will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his children Jayne (Donald) Schultz, Jerry (Cathleen) Anderson, David (Ida) Anderson and Nancy Anderson; 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson; and many other relatives and friends.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, wife Verian; siblings Alby, Bud, Myrtiz, Emory, Joyce, Kenny and Dean
Funeral service 1 PM Tuesday November 22, 2022 at Cambridge Lutheran Church 621 Old North Main St. Cambridge
Visitation 2 hours prior to the service at the church
Interment is at Cambridge Lutheran cemetery with full Military Honors.
Johnny's Service will be live streamed via Cambridge Lutheran Church's web page.