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Lawrence Anderson


     Lawrence Anderson, 86, of Hensel, ND passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Lutheran Sunset Home, Grafton, ND. Funeral service will be held Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 15th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND or the Alzhiemer Association at act.alz.org/donate.

      Lawrence was born April 16, 1933 at Mountain, ND to Clarence Andrew and Theodora “Dora” Sigrun (Arason) Anderson. LA Farms was homesteaded in 1881 at Hensel, ND. He farmed his entire life and truly loved farming and loved his family. He served on the boards of the Hensel Farmers Elevator and the MinnDak Growers Association.

     On June 14, 1953, Lawrence married Carrie Louise Ratchenski at Bathgate, ND. He is survived by his wife, Carrie; children: Darrell Lynn Anderson (Sheryl Medlock), Allen Jay (Cynthia) Anderson, Diane Lea (Larry) Hoffman; grandchildren: Shaun (Sarah) Anderson; Crisa (Chris) Mortenson, Courtney (Mike) Olsonawski, and Taylor (Justine) Anderson; Liana (Ben) Madsen, Marisa Johnson, and Denae (Jeff) Forstner; great-grandchildren: Zackary and Emily Anderson; Ava, Hogan, and Vayle Mortenson; Parker, Asher, Paisley, and Dash Olsonawski; Jocelyn and Keira Anderson; Bowen and Andrina Madsen; Axel and Hunter Forstner. He is also survived by his brother, Russell (Goodie) Anderson and sister, Margaret Vistad.

     Preceding him in death were his parents; and siblings:  Clarence “Andy” Anderson, Lorraine Sullivan, Arthur Anderson, Joyce Ellis, and Doris Penas.





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I\'m reading this obituary and seeing the beautiful photos with joy and sadness. My great-grandmother was Gunhild Anderson (Horn), my grandmother was Louise Anderson and my mom Barbara was Lawrence\'s first cousin! They were born a month apart and died within 2.5 months of each other. She told stories of going to \"The Farm\" when she was young but sadly never kept in touch with anyone except Joyce Ellis. I live in Connecticut and have two daughters and we are all so interested in our Norwegian heritage and the farming tradition that you all have carried on. Please accept my condolences for you wonderful father with the beautiful smile and I hope to meet you all someday.

Dana Quinn Jun 26 2022 1:32 PM

Allen, Cindy and family, we are so sorry about the loss of your dad/grandpa/great-grandpa. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love sent your way!
Lyn, Ryan and kids

Lyn Telford Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM

Diane and family~
Your AgCountry 'family' is thinking of you in prayer as well.

Marsha Salfer Sep 13 2019 12:00 AM

Lawrence's Family, His smile was something that he always wore, soft spoken and kind. He has passed that on to all of you-rejoice for he suffers not more-he will now be watching over all of you. Hugs for comfort, prayers for strength and stories told that will make you smile or shed tears-all is good. God bless you all and know that our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Don & Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray Sep 12 2019 12:00 AM

Allen, Cindy & All Families, so sorry to hear of your loss, you're in my thoughts & prayers.

Judy Johnson Sep 12 2019 12:00 AM

An Open Skies was sent on September 12, 2019

To Diane , Larry and family, please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. With much love and Sympathy , Candy, Penny, Bill and families.

Expression of Sympathy Sep 12 2019 12:00 AM

Diane, Larry and Family... I will always remember your father as the CASE IH guy. Such agreat man....Thoughts and prayers are with your family.God Bless You! Keith and Jean Johnson

Jean Johnson Sep 12 2019 12:00 AM

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Liana & family- we are so sorry for this heartbreaking loss; we know Lawrence was a very special grandfather, father, husband, and man. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. With love- Lindsey, Nadine. & Anna.

Expression of Sympathy Sep 12 2019 12:00 AM

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