Kenneth Earle Anderson, 100, of Schultz Lake passed away peacefully, on December 25, 2018, after spending a day surrounded by family. He was born June 5, 1918 to Edwin Quincy and Esther Anderson in Duluth, Minnesota, where he remained until his passing.
On September 18, 1941 Kenneth married Edna Johnson and together they had one child, Nancy. Kenneth was an active individual. From outdoor sports such as hunting, waterskiing, swimming, flying his float plane, camping with his cousin in the BWCA, and motorcycling until age 94; to indoor activities like drawing and playing cards, Kenneth found joy in being busy. He especially liked to work on old cars and motorcycles and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
During the Great Depression, Kenneth was employed by Civilian Conservation Corps. When World War II began, he proudly served his country in the United States Army where he fought in the South Pacific. Later in life, he was given the opportunity to participate in the Honor Flight as a tribute to his service. Following the war, Kenneth moved back to Duluth where he worked for Minnesota Power. While working there, he started by shoveling coal and eventually retired as the Superintendent of the Hibbard Steam Plant after 40 years.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife, Edna, daughter, Nancy K. Lawien, and son-in-law, Clarence W. Lawien.
“Gramp” will lovingly be missed by his grandchildren, John (Lizette) Lawien of Duluth, Wendy (Timothy) Wysocki of Cloquet, MN and Heidi Lawien of Chaska, MN. Many wonderful memories will be remembered by his great-grandchildren, Christian and Corbin Lawien and Whitney and Lexus Wysocki.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Paul Sanford and St. Luke’s Hospital for the excellent care they provided Kenneth and the community of friends from Schultz Lake for many years of fond memories.
If so desired, memorials can be sent to the St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad or the Schultz Lake Property Owners Association.
Visitation 10 until the 11am Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Peace in Christ Lutheran Church, 5007 Maple Grove Road, Hermantown. Interment will be in Park Hill Cemetery. Please leave a memory of Kenneth and words of support for the family at www.bellbrothersjarvidowd.com.