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George M. Anderson, age 74, of Cottage Grove, formerly of South Maplewood, passed away on August 30, 2020.
George Michael Anderson was born May 28, 1946, in St. Paul, Minnesota to Robert and Ethel (Nast) Anderson. He graduated from Harding High School in 1964. On October 10, 1969, George was united in marriage to Anne Fitzenberger at St. Thomas The Apostle in East St. Paul. For over 28 years, George worked at 3M as a Pipe Fitter and retired in 2001.
He enjoyed spending time at the cabin, in Wisconsin with family and friends. He especially liked outdoor activities such as deer hunting, snowmobiling, fishing and golfing. George was a member of the Pipe Fitters Union, the 3M Ski Club and the men’s club at church. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching the Wild, Twins, Vikings and State High School Hockey Tournaments and enjoyed cheering them on. But most of all, George’s greatest accomplishments are his 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Anne; parents, Robert and Ethel; brother, Kenneth; and sister-in-law, Mary Gail Anderson.
George is survived by his children, Julienne Dinkel and Steven (Corrine) Anderson; 5 grandchildren, Blake, Jacob, Shayna, Brock and Tyler; brother, Jack (Joyce) Anderson; and sister, Donna (Ron) Sather.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or to the donor’s choice in his memory.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at The Church of St. Rita, 8694 80th Street S., Cottage Grove. Visitation will be 4-7 pm on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th Street S., Cottage Grove and will resume Wednesday from 9:45-10:30 am at the funeral home prior to the start of the Mass. There will be a Prayer Service on Tuesday at the funeral home at 6:30 pm. Interment will be held at Union Cemetery. Face Masks are required at all events.
LIVESTREAM INFORMATION: George's service will be live streamed, starting at 11:00 am on September 9th, and can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, UNDER THE SERVICE DETAILS "CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE VIDEO" to begin. Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall or complete the HeartStrings message form to let the family know you were able to watch the service
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings while abiding to a 50% capacity at the facility. The use of face masks by attendees is required at indoor events, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep your families safe. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available on the obituary portion on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute once it becomes available or complete the HeartStrings online sympathy page with the link above.
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