Delano M. Anderson, 80, of Redwood Falls, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Funeral Services will be at 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home of Redwood Falls. Visitation will be 2:00 pm until time of service at 3:00 pm, with burial at a later date. Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls.
Delano Melvin Anderson was born on October 5, 1940 in Appleton, Minnesota. He was adopted by Melvin and Alvina (Oden) Anderson. Delano attended school in Appleton. As an adult he had joined the National Guard in Appleton and served for 6 years. He married Shirley Smith on November 2, 1963 in Webster, South Dakota. Delano and Shirley lived in different areas due to jobs. They finally settled by Franklin, Minnesota and raised their 4 children. Delano was a truck driver for Clarence Washburn, John Seehausen and Troy Seehausen over the years. Delano was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin, where he would help with ushering. He enjoyed tilling the garden so Shirley could plant the gardens. Delano enjoyed fishing, tinkering with cars/trucks and spending time with family.
Delano is survived by his wife, Shirley of Redwood Falls, daughters, Trisha Thompson of Montevideo, Vicky Anderson of Morgan, Bruce Anderson of Renville and Jack (Alana) Anderson of Tracy. Grandchildren-Alex Thompson, Kasey Thompson, Dylan Anderson, Dalton Anderson, Rachel Anderson, Jasmine Anderson, Mason Anderson, Jaden Anderson and Austin Bratsch. Also Survived by his sister, Marilyn Calcutt of Faribault. Delano is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Alvina Anderson, granddaughter, Mariah Anderson and son-in-law Rick Thompson.