Ellsworth G. Anderson, age 84, of Kimball, died Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center.
Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Kimball United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Felska officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Ellsworth George Anderson was born October 2, 1935 in Webster, South Dakota to Albert and Ida (Leegard) Anderson. Ellsworth grew up on the family farm and attended Fairview Country School near Butler. Ellsworth remained working on the family farm until he entered the United States Army. He honorably served his country during the Vietnam War. Upon his discharge, he returned home and worked construction before going to work on the pipeline. He then spent his remaining working career for Modern Bin Equipment in Minneapolis. It was when Ellsworth gave a fellow South Dakota gal a ride back home from Minneapolis, he met his future wife, Judith Harms. On March 30, 1968, Ellsworth and Judy were united in marriage at Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. They lived in Minneapolis, before making Kimball their home for the past 50+ years. In his spare time, Ellsworth enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden, playing cards, fishing, riding around town on his golf cart, and cheering on the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. He was known to engage in political debates and to discuss union negotiations. Of everything that brought Ellsworth joy, his family was at the top of the list. He relished in spending time with them, especially when they gathered at his sister's cabin in Ortonville.
Ellsworth is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy of Kimball; daughter, Michelle Kurkowski of Kimball; grandson, Jamie (Hannah) Kurkowski of St. Cloud; great-grandchildren, Braden and Baby Girl Kurkowski; siblings, Delores Anderson of Bristol, SD, Irene Lane of Haviland, Kansas, and Shirley (Dean) Eastman of Minnetonka; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Candace and Georgia Ann; parents; and siblings, Leonard, Elden, Leslie, Glen, Gene, Gladys, and Mayme.
Jamie, Hannah, and Tad Kurkowski, and Jeff Swanson will serve as urn bearers.
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