Dale E. AndersonMarch 20, 1937 ~ December 10, 2017 (age 80)
Dale E. Anderson, age 80 of Glenwood, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 peacefully at home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 15th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, Dec. 14th at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Glenwood. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
Dale Edward Anderson, the son of Gus and Martha (Handorff) Anderson was born March 20, 1937 in Glenwood, Minnesota. He grew up at his family’s resort, Andersons-Hide-Away on Lake Minnewaska. He attended school in Glenwood and graduated from Glenwood High School in 1955.
Dale started working at the post office in high school as a delivery boy and worked his way up to postal clerk. He also worked odd jobs, moving people and helping with auctions. He worked as the postal clerk in Glenwood for 37 years until he retired in 1992.
On July 16, 1960, Dale was united in marriage to Ruth J. Zinda at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Holloway, Minnesota. Dale and Ruth made their home on the edge of Glenwood for 50 years. After his retirement, Dale and Ruth wintered in Texas for 22 years. They eventually moved to the Legacy Apartments in Alexandria for 7 years, before recently moving back to Glenwood at the Ridgewood Villa. This union was blessed with three children and Dale and Ruth shared 57 years of marriage.
Dale was a member of the Alexandria Eagle’s Horseshoe League and Alexandria Round Squares, square dancers. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. In his younger years, Dale loved snowmobiling. He also loved traveling and camping with Ruth, friends and family. He enjoyed watching westerns, including Gun Smoke and anything with John Wayne. He had a deep interest in the stock market and also enjoyed playing horseshoes, shuffleboard, Sudoku puzzles, cards, cribbage and bingo. Dale will be remembered as a great collector: including beer cans, stamps, coins and many other various items and his love of visiting with everyone. Dale passed away peacefully at home on December 10, 2017 in Glenwood.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Anderson of Glenwood; sons, Kevin (Bev) Anderson of Glenwood and Kelly (Becky) Anderson of Glenwood; daughter, Karla Fiala of Alexandria; grandchildren: Jason and Darin Anderson, Nathan (Holly) Fiala, Katelyn (Travis) Bottelson, Emily Fiala, Ashley Fiala and Ben Anderson; great-grandchildren: Brayden, Jackson, Jasemine, Khelden, Griffynn and Brooke; brother-in-law, John Zinda, nieces, a nephew, other relatives and friends.
Dale is preceded in death by his parents and many aunts, uncles and cousins.