HAROLD A. ANDERSON

Harold A. Anderson, age 84, formerly of the Town of Sioux Creek, Barron County, WI died Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Bloomer.  He was born October 10, 1928 to Melvin & Julia (Hanson) Anderson in the Town of Sand Creek.

He graduated from Chetek High School in 1947 and on February 19, 1955, he was married to Eleanor Hellman at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Barron.  Harold farmed his entire life in the Town of Sioux Creek, south of Dallas and also hauled milk for a time.  He enjoyed Polka dancing and played the drums in the band, “Little Harold’s Norsemen”, along with his wife & friends, Clarence & Adeline Runkle.  He was also a 4-H Dairy Leader in Barron County for 40 years and a 4th Degree member of the Chetek Council of the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and especially loved eating Lutefisk & Lefse at this time of the year.  He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and taught them how to dance and drive tractors.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Eleanor on August 13, 2002, sons-in-law: David Dalen & Jeff Zivcic & brothers-in-law: Mike Schullo & Harry Ludke.  He is survived by his daughters: Melanie (Jerry) Donath of New Auburn, Julie Dalen (Ed Hagen) of Chetek, MaryJo (Randy) Moen of Dallas & Jodi (Greg) Larson of Colfax, grandchildren: Kaylee (Ryan) Lemler, Shari (Bill) Briggs, April (Tyler) Holten, Renee (Charlie) Rihn, Melissa Haas, Becky Moen, Kayla (Jesse) Thompson, Cody Zivcic, Carl (Kasey), Molly & Andrew Moen, 15 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law: Dorothy Schullo of Cumberland & Margie Ludke of Colorado Springs, CO, 4 nephews, as well as many other relatives & friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Chetek with Father Jim Bartelme officiating and interment in Evergreen Cemetery in the Town of Sioux Creek.  Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Home in Dallas and also for the hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.  Arrangements are with Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Dallas & Cameron.