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Larry 'Cork' Anderson

Services for Larry "Cork" Anderson were held Jan. 25, 2013, at Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Verndale.

Surrounded by his family, Larry, 76, passed away Jan. 20, 2013, at his Verndale home.

Larry "Cork" Allen Anderson was born Aug. 23, 1936, to Clarence and Emma (Davis) in Verndale. He was united in marriage with Ruth Neuschwander on July 6, 1957, at United Methodist Church in Verndale.

Larry and Ruth made their home in the area, where Cork was a business owner for 25 years and drove school bus for more than 51 years. Also, he belonged to the National Guard for 14 years, Lions Club for 46 years, volunteer fire department for 23 years, and was a charter member of the Wadena Elks Club, Lakewood Health Foundation Board and Methodist Church Board.

He spent his free time fishing and hunting, and was an avid sports fan. He also loved spending time with his granddaughters and family, enjoyed morning coffee gossip with friends and spending time at his cabin on Big Pine Lake. Larry also loved his hunting shack and appreciated nature while in the woods.

Everyone who met Corky never forgot him. He was always willing to help anyone. He especially loved to pick on and tease people, almost as much as telling his huge fish stories!

Cork was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Emma "Tootie"; and infant son, Kevin Allen Anderson.

Cork is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; daughters, Sandee Anderson of Minneapolis and Michelle (Chuck) Goddard of Verndale; granddaughters, Alexandra, Ashley, Kristin and Andreana; great-granddaughter, Brooke (the love of his life!); brother, Roland of Staples; brother-in-law, Jim; sisters-in-law, Janice, and Barb Neuschwander; along with several nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were Roger Anderson, the members of the Verndale Lions Club, and the Verndale Fire Department. Serving as pallbearers were Rodney Anderson, Brad Anderson, Davin Anderson, Mark Neuschwander, Scott Neuschwander, Gary Neuschwander and Rick Finn.

Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery near Verndale.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Verndale Dollars for Scholars or the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements were with Schuller Family Funeral Homes' Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena.