Darrell W. Anderson

Darrell W. Anderson passed away peacefully July 12, 2019 at his home in Elk River. He was born in Springvale Township, MN, May 23, 1935 to Donald and Grace Anderson of Cambridge, where he graduated from high school in 1951. He was known for his powerful tenor voice and love of singing. He won the Minneapolis Aquatennial singing contest and performed in various singing groups for over 60 years: Zurah Shrine Chanters, Desert Knights Barbershop Quartet, The Sheiks Sextet, and most recently the Alive and Kickin senior rock group. A longtime Princeton resident, he was a member of the Princeton Drama Workshop, where he starred in several musicals: Music Man, South Pacific, Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma and Pajama Game. Darrell served his country from 1954-1956 as a teletype operator in the Korean War. He was known for his bright blue eyes and his infectious laugh and smile. The genuine love and warmth he shared with his friends and family will be greatly missed. Darrell is survived by his wife Christine; his children Jody Shea of Princeton, Scott (Dianne) of Victoria, Tami Swanson of Princeton, Jay Anderson of Princeton; daughters Diana and Michelle both of Coon Rapids. He was preceded in death by his mother Grace, father Donald, son-in-law Michael, brother-in-law Deloyd, nephew Michael. Memorial service is Saturday, July 27 at the LDS Church, 9474 Naber Ave. NE, Otsego, MN. Visitation at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m.

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