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Richard L. Anderson Sept. 11, 1953 – April 30, 2017

May 7, 2017

Funeral services for Richard L. Anderson, 63, of Ruthven, will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Chaplain Greg officiating. Interment will be at High Lake Cemetery. He passed away on April 30, 2017, at the Ruthven Community Care Center.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville.

Richard Lee Anderson, son of Gail K. and Lenore I. (Hostetter) Anderson was born Sept. 11, 1953, in Omaha, Neb.

Richard always had great respect for the military/police as he has always admired his older brother who was in the military. He enjoyed Superheroes, especially Batman, singing, especially Elvis music and “playing” his guitar.

Richard loved clowning around with others and the attention he would get from his peers being the “class clown.” When not otherwise occupied, Richard passed time watching old TV shows and coloring, making lots of interesting “art work.” Richard enjoyed working hard and was a successful competitor in the Special Olympics. He loved children and animals too.

Richard is survived by many special friends, aunts, and cousins.

His parents and brother, Ronald E. Anderson, have preceded Richard in death.