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Ben L. AndersonBen 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.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I had the opportunity to get to know Ben while I worked at the Webster Veterinary Clinic. I also bought a horse from Ben in 1998. I still have the horse, a buckskin called either Buck or Mr. Roe. My sympathies go out to your family. Ben was full of smiles and loved to talk "horse". He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely and with sympathy, Holly Roe-Johnson
Holly Roe-Johnson Apr 24 2011 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the Lord comfort and strength you today and in the difficult days ahead. Our sympathy and love, Marilyn and Danny Mattson
Danny and Marilyn (Sandve) Mattson Apr 14 2011 12:00 AM
Dear Bonnie and family. Thinking of you and your family in the loss of Ben with sympathy and understanding that words can't express
Ordean & Janice Torgerson Apr 10 2011 12:00 AM
Dear Bonnie and family, We just heard about Ben's passing. We always enjoyed seeing Ben at Roger & Brenda's. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie and the family. Love, Jim and Shirley
Shirley Aldentaler Apr 9 2011 12:00 AM
Dear Bonnie and family, Ben will be greatly missed by everyone he knew! my family has many special memories of the good times we shared in Webster --can still hear the laughter of Ben and Lester sharing fun events together!! As neighbors, you were the best! there's a void now that's difficult to fill but we need to praise God that Ben is free of earthly struggles and enjoying his heavenly reward. love to all of you Ruth G. and family
ruthlgregerson Apr 6 2011 12:00 AM
May you Rest in Peace, Love Always, Sammy V.
Candace 'sammy' VanDriessche Apr 6 2011 12:00 AM
BEN WAS A GREAT FRIEND FOR THE PAST 60 PLUS YEARS----WILL BE SADLY MISSED---ALWAYS WAS GREAT TO STOP OUT TO SEE HIM WHEN WE WERE HOME IN WEBSTER----WEASEL, JR.
KEITH & DARLEEN ESGET Apr 5 2011 12:00 AM
We express our sympathy to all of Ben's family in his death. Vern always enjoyed working with Ben and their friendship lasting for a lot of years. He will be missed! Love, Vern & Dorothy
Vern & Dorothy Rydberg Apr 5 2011 12:00 AM
Our love and prayers are with the family.
Juanita Goulet Apr 4 2011 12:00 AM