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David and Nancy Anderson

David Anderson, 73, and Nancy Anderson, 66, of Bluffton, passed away July 12, 2009, at their home in Bluffton.

David Anderson was born July 7, 1936, in Odessa, Minn., to Sam and Lona (Holliston) Anderson. He grew up in and attended school in Graceville, Minn. He operated a mink farm in Montevideo for a short time before moving to Portland, Ore., where he was employed in the shipyards.

Nancy Ann Even was born April 22, 1943, in Minneapolis, to Clarence and Mildred (Eklund) Even. She graduated from Hopkins High School with the class of 1961. She worked for a time with Granite Falls Hydraulic Company in Granite Falls, Minn.

On Dec. 22, 1969, they were married in Watertown, S.D. Their marriage was blessed with a son, Travis, and daughter, Holly. Together they made their home in Odessa, Minn. He was employed in road construction throughout Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, while she cared for their children and home. In November 1986, he semi-retired and they moved to a hobby farm and raised cattle in rural Bluffton. In 1990, she was employed with Bec-Lin Foods in Perham and then worked for a short time at Homecrest in Wadena. In June 2003, she was employed with Barrel O' Fun in Perham, until retiring in June 2008.

He loved riding and working on his motorcycles, listening to music and playing guitar with his son, Travis. He also enjoyed working his hobby farm where he raised cattle, cut hay and firewood. She loved to knit, her specialty was knitting blankets, sweaters and booties that she would give as gifts to family and friends. Together, they loved their children and grandchildren. They enjoyed each other's time by taking drives or just sitting on the porch drinking a cup of coffee.

Arrangements were provided by the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills (

Survivors include their son, Travis (Rickee) Anderson of Dent; daughter, Holly (Todd) Cupkie of Perham; four grandchildren; Nancy's sister, Sue (Dave Chess) Cameron of Minnetonka; Nancy's brothers, Denny Even of Rogers and Mike (Pat) Even of Silver Creek; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

They were preceded in death by their parents.