Anderson, Paul Alan (1941-2008)

Paul Alan Anderson, 67, of Warren, Minnesota, died unexpectedly on October 24, 2008.

Paul was born on January 20, 1941 to Milton and Ruth (Johnson) Anderson of rural Warren. He was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church in Warren. Attending country school in McCrea Township and a 4-H member in his youth, he graduated from Warren High School, in 1958. That same year he began his career in farming raising grain and Black Angus cattle. Paul married Helen Kurz of Argyle on July 16, 1963.

In addition to his farming interests, for a number of years he also worked as a lab supervisor for the American Crystal Sugar Company in Crookston and Drayton during the production season. For many years managing and running his farm was his full time focus. Paul and Helen were recognized as a “Tidy Farm” They also received the “Master Farmer” award from the Warren Chamber of Commerce. A follower of conservation farming practices, he planted wind break trees and practiced conservation tillage throughout the farm.

Very involved in his local community and government, Paul has served on the McCrea Township board for the last 40+ years as well as on numerous boards and associations. He also volunteered for Marshall County Fair activities through the years.

Being an avid sportsmen and loving the outdoors, he enjoyed big game hunting with his brother Hal, traveling to Montana and Colorado to hunt elk and had several successful moose adventures along the way too. He enjoyed deer hunting every fall with his family and friends. Any agricultural show was also of keen interest, and he thrived on the improvement of farm machinery over the years, and was proud owner of several older restored tractors. He also enjoyed traveling, meeting people, seeing family along the way and visiting with his grandchildren, and his many nieces and nephews as well.

Paul is survived by his wife Helen, and two children, Julie (Kurt) Kennedy and a granddaughter Kendra of Dilworth; and Brian (Amy) Anderson and granddaughter Annika of Eden Prairie. Also his brother Dwight (Cindy) Anderson of McCrea Township, whom he farmed with for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Hal and sister Mona Rae; brother-in-law John Kurz; sister-in-law Mary Loges; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Ruth Kurz.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky