Glen B. Anderson, 85, of Pine River, Minn., passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born and raised in Deer Creek, Minn. Glen married Norma Wilson on Sept. 15, 1951, in Deer Creek, Minn. He married his second wife, Carol Erickson, on Nov. 2, 1985. Also, Glen served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944-1946.
Glen had a long and distinguished career in the creamery business. He worked at the Deer Creek creamery, Walters, Minn. creamery, Courtland Creamery, Twin Dairies and AMPI. In 1972, he founded Anderson Custom Processing, Inc. in Sleepy Eye, Minn. Two years later, he opened a plant in Little Falls, Minn., and in 1986 he opened a plant in Belleville, Wis.
Glen enjoyed the outdoors, which included pontooning on Lower Hay Lake, hunting and fishing. His love of farming led him to start A & J Buffalo Ranch in 1991. He also enjoyed traveling, especially with his family.
Glen will be remembered for his hard work, kindness and generosity. He kept his concern for others and sense of humor until his death.
Glen is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Brenda (Tom) Hudalla, Denice (Paul) Anderson, Brian Anderson (fiancé Michelle), Dave (Dana) Anderson; stepchildren, Scott Erickson and Cinda Vondergeest; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ted Anderson, Bruce Anderson, Joann Beaman and Rhoda Stinar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernie and Emma Anderson, first wife, Norma Anderson, granddaughter, Holly Zwach and daughter, Janel Anderson.
Services were 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes, with Pastor Frank Milo officiating. Burial followed at Pequot Lakes City Cemetery.
Arrangements were with Kline Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes.