Ben L. Anderson, 82 of Webster died on Monday, April 4, 2011 at his home near Webster. His funeral will be at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, April 9, 2011 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Daniel Ostercamp officiating. Military Rites will be by Herbert McKennett Post 40 American Legion. Inurnment will be at a later date at Benson City Cemetery, Benson, MN.
Visitation will be at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster on Friday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services at the church.
Military Rites will be presented by Herbert McKennett Post 40 American Legion.
Ben L. Anderson was born on Tuesday, July 10, 1928 to Alfred and Mattie (Lee) Anderson at Clarkfield, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Clarkfield. The family moved to a farm near Veblen, South Dakota where he attended school.
On November 26, 1950 he was united in marriage to Bonnie Arneson at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Havana, North Dakota. In February 1951 he entered the U.S. Army, trained at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict where he was assigned as a pharmacist assistant. After his honorable discharge in 1953 the couple moved to Webster. He worked for several road construction companies, eventually became owner/operator of his own construction company. He retired in 1996. After his retirement he worked for Webster Scale Service in many capacities, formally retiring in 2008.
Ben was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Webster. He also belonged to Herbert McKennett Post 40 American Legion and Webster V.F.W. Post 3539. Ben enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling, also watching baseball and boxing. Ben raised quarter horses and cattle for many years. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and of the local Western Saddle Club. Bens hobby was his loved for horses.
Ben passed away on Monday, April 04, 2011 at his home near Webster, South Dakota at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 25 days.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of Webster; one son, Roger (Brenda) Anderson of Webster, SD; three daughters, Glenda (Ray) Ascheman and Joyce (Lew) Nokleby both of Benson, MN and Marlene Grant of Milbank, SD; four sisters, Patricia Guiney of Lodi, CA, Floye Belle Sedio of Austin, TX, Marilyn Revier of Sioux Falls, SD and Rena Hansen of Aberdeen, SD; 14 grandchildren, Michele, Angela, BillyRay, BrookeAscheman, Christopher, Adam, Marc Nokleby, Dawn, David, Dominic Grant, Jon, J.J., Josh, Dusty Anderson;20 great grandchildren, Lacie, Bradley, Courtnee, Cassi Matthew Plumhoff, Tegan Tayte Nokleby, Damian, Derrick, Dylan, Deaven Dru Grant, Tristan Tyler Anderson, Qualon Grant, Gavin Gage Anderson, Nick, 7Kyle Meyer Cameron Dahl; and one great great grandchild, Bentley Ascheman. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Gary Alan and two brothers, Bruce Dennis.
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