WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Don Everett Anderson

    A memorial service for Don Everett Anderson was held August 4, 2014 at Living Word Outreach Ministries, Spencer, IA.  Funeral services was held Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church Walnut Grove, MN.  Interment was in the St. Olaf Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com.

    Don, 87, Spencer, Iowa, formerly of Walnut Grove, died Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Spencer Municipal Hospital.  

    Don, the son of Harry Anderson and Rowena (Knudson) Anderson, was born in Westbrook, MN on September 24, 1926.  Don grew up on a farm south of Walnut Grove, MN, attended country grade school and graduated from Walnut Grove High School.  Don entered the United States Army attaining the rank of Private First Class. After military service and his honorable discharge, Don returned home to the family farm.  He attended two years of Agricultural School.  He married Helen Jeanne Radtke and they settled on a farm south of Walnut Grove, MN. After several years of farming, Don worked as an adjustor for Federal Crop Insurance.  Later, he started his own business as a Federal Crop Insurance agent in Windom, MN.  In 1973, Don achieved his Introducing Brokers licenses and opened a Commodities Brokerage firm in Emmetsburg, IA.  He sold the Emmetsburg firm in 1975 and moved his family to Spencer, Iowa. He then opened a new brokerage firm called AA Commodities which has been in business for 39 years.  

    Survivors include his wife Helen, Spencer, IA;  daughter, Brady Jo Hare, Spencer, IA; son Tony (Teri) Anderson, Orange City, IA; five grandchildren; brothers Ted Anderson, Walnut Grove, MN, Ardell (Janet) Anderson, Tracy, MN,  Ron (Carol) Anderson, Colorado Springs, CO; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.  

    Preceding him in death were his son Erik; two infant daughters; his parents; infant sister; brother Dick.