George David Anderson, 87, of Carlton, Minn., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. He was born April 9, 1923, in Ogden, Utah, the youngest of six children born to Oscar and Olga Anderson. From 1943 to 1947 he attended St. Paul Bible Institute. While there he met Fern Zimmerman and they were married on June 27, 1947. George served in the ministry with the Christian Missionary Alliance for the next 10 years in South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota. In 1957 he began working for Northwest Paper Company and retired from Potlatch in 1986.
George was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church and the Potlatch Quarter Century Club.
George was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Linnea Albright and Esther Anderson; and three brothers, Evert, Oliver and Axel Anderson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Fern; three children, Mary Lynn (Ron) Carlson of Stacy, Minn., Kathi (Mike) Eames of Carlton; and David (Desh) Anderson of Boise, Idaho; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service Monday, Dec. 27, in Grace Baptist Church in Cloquet, Minn. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Wright, Minn. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Missions.
Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.