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Dennis W. Anderson

Dennis Anderson passed away peacefully on Good Friday, April 10, 2020 at Sanford on Broadway in Fargo, ND at the age of 66.

Dennis Wayne Anderson was born March 1, 1954 in Devils Lake, ND, the son of Clinton and Caroline (Wolf) Anderson of Hampden, ND.

In 1960, the family moved near McHenry, ND where Dennis attended school graduating in 1972.

Dennis proudly served his country in the United States Army where he earned the rank of Master Sergeant before retiring. He spent much of his military career in Virginia, near his children.

In 2004, he married the love of his life Rachel and relocated to New Rockford, ND. He would spend the rest of his days working at the Dakota Growers Pasta Plant, caring for his Mother and lending a hand at the KenMar Bison Ranch near New Rockford, ND.

Dennis was the most caring man you could ever meet. He always asked what he could do for you. He would give you the shirt off his back or his last nickel and didn’t worry if he would get anything in return. He was compassionate, kind, considerate and a joy to be around. When you were in his presence you knew you were important to him.

Dennis had the best laugh and a fun-loving spirit. He loved to joke around and found humor in everything he could. He could take it as much as he could dish it out. He was a man of integrity and honesty. He worked hard every day, took pride in his work and tried to instill the same in others. Dennis was a devoted husband to his beloved wife, a proud and loving father to his children, a fun and doting grandfather to his grandchildren and a dear son and brother.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Rachel (Homelvig); his children, James (Tracey) of Aylett, VA, Daniel of Henrico, VA, Carolyn of Henrico, VA and Dylan of New Rockford, ND; five grandchildren: Grace, Ella, Dean and Allen Anderson of Aylett, VA and Grayson (Carolyn’s son) of Henrico, VA; his mother, Caroline of Devils Lake, ND; also his 2 brothers, James (Phyllis) of Lennox, SD and Duane of Valley City, ND; 4 sisters, Marjorie Rosenquist-Moya (Joe) of Sharon, ND, Joy Tandberg (Paul) of Cummings, ND, Cathy Hyams (Mark) of Denver, CO and Amy Anderson of Fargo, ND.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clinton and nephew, Craig Rosenquist.

Visitation will be from Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 11AM to 5PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Private Funeral Service will be Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Burial will be the Bethlehem Cemetery, McHenry, ND.

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39 Comments

  1. So very sorry to hear if your husband’s passing.sending hugs.

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  2. Dad and mom want to send condolences to you🌹

    God Bless, Leonard & Lois

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  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏

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  4. So very sorry for your loss

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  5. I always counted Dennis as one of my best friends. We had a lot of good times together. I haven’t seen him too often the last few years but we always had some laughs and shared memories when we did. Cheryl and I send our sympathy to you.

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  6. Oh Rachel I am so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  7. Rachel and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Dennis’ passing. We were classmates at McHenry and graduated together. He was always kind and courteous; I don’t believe I ever heard him say a cross word. My thoughts have been with all of you these last few days, and I pray you find comfort as you celebrate his life.

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  8. My prayers to your family. I am so blessed to get to assist in the care of Dennis. I did not know he was the son of Clinton and Caroline or the brother of James and Marjorie who were in the same school as I was. May God hold all of you in his arms.

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  9. There are not enough words to describe the love that Dennis had for everyone. His compassion for those around him was unmatched. His absence has left a huge void in my heart. I can only pray that I could be half the person you were. Rest in Peace, my brother. I love you!

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  10. He sounded like an amazing person and I am sorry for everyone’s loss.

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  11. Rachel I’m so sorry for your loss

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  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Rachel. We’re so sorry for your loss.

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  13. Rachel, Caroline and family, Prayers to all of you at this difficult time. Dennis was a great friend for years. Going to school together and working at Dakota Growers. We had a lot of fun running track in high school and just hanging out. May he rest in peace in heaven.

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  14. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all

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  15. So sorry to hear that Dennis has passed. I always enjoyed time we spent together in school and those few times we crossed paths over the following years. He was truly a solid, standup guy. There were no airs about Dennis. He was a down to earth, kind, and respectful man. For that I always admired him. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

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  16. So sorry to hear of Dennis passing. I knew him from school together in McHenry. Prayers and sympathy to all of the family.

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  17. Rachel and family,
    So sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Hugs! Don and Kari Irmen

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  18. My deepest sympathy to all of his family. He was always a great person to visit with. Always interested in what you had to say. Love and prayers for his family

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  19. So sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. Our families and all the kids were very good friends back in the 60’s and as kids we played together a lot as we had 6 kids and they had 7. Our sympathy goes out to all of you.

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  20. We are so very sorry for you loss. Please also extend condolences to Caroline from Sandy OConnor.

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  21. Rachel, Dylan and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories of Dennis.

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  22. Rachel, our hearts were broken when we heard that Dennis had passed. I am Tracey’s mom, Brenda. I know he was loved and he will surely be missed. I will keep all of y’all in my thoughts and prayers!

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  23. Our prayers and thought are with the family. Sorry for your loss.

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  24. Rachel and the Anderson family .My deepest Sympathy to you all at the loss of Dennis.He was such a caring gentleman.Always enjoyed visiting with him.My thoughts and prayers to all his family. May he rest in peace

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  25. Our condolences to you all. Yes Uncle Dennis was one of the greats and I have many many memories with him, he was definitely one of my favorites. Until we meet again Uncle Dennis we love you! Rhonda and Chris and family✝️♥️

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  26. Rachel, Caroline and family
    I m so sorry to hear about Dennis passing. He was a great man with a caring heart and a infectious laugh and smile. It was a pleasure and privileged to know him.
    You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  27. My prayers and heartfelt sympathy for everyone who knew Dennis. He will be missed by many. But he has only moved to Heaven to share his smile and laughter with the Lord and family. Whenever he comes to mind, know that he has paid you a visit.

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  28. Rachel and family, Our thoughts and our prayers are going out to you all during this difficult time.

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  29. Our condolences to the family.
    Dennis was a man you met one minute knew him the next and he was a friend for life.

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  30. Dear Aunt Caroline and Family,
    I can only think of the few good times Dennis (and the rest of you too) and I had when we would visit in the summers back in the 60’s. Great times that I will always cherish as Dennis and I were born only a few days apart and were separated by a few states and our lives taking different paths that crossed on rare occasion. I clearly remember laughing within a few seconds each time our paths converged. That could be in the hay loft, on horse back or at a Pizza Hut near Fort Lee (that asked us to leave). We also came together with family for the more solemn times such as now, and each time I was with Dennis I felt I had a brother.
    I wish you all cheerful warm memories of your son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather.

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  31. We want to thank everyone for your sincere condolences. Brother Dennis will be missed for an eternity. He is loved for the truly good person he was.

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  32. Rachel and family,

    Our condolences go out to the entire family. Dennis was one of those guys that was one in a million. He will be missed by many. Rachel, stay strong and take one day at a time.

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  33. Oh dear, Rachel. My heart aches for you and your family. I never met Dennis but, I can see from reading about him here, that is a great loss. May God be with you all and give you peace. Take care and don’t expect too much of yourself. You must grieve in your own way. Sending you love and hugs.

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  34. Rachel, Caroline and family, My sincere condolences on Dennis’ passing. He was a fun loving classmate and friend to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless Dennis.

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  35. R.I.P…UNCLE DENNIS…YOU WERE MY FAVORITE UNCLE…

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  36. My sympathy to Rachel and the Anderson family. Dennis always so friendly and caring. My hugs and prayers to you, Caroline. May he Rest In Peace.

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  37. Rachel, Carolyn. And the whole family. My heart is aching for all of you. Your whole family is very dear to my heart. Remember God is with you as you walk this journey of grief. I have you in my prayers. Remember it says in Bible “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!” So we know Dennis’s soul is present with the Lord. With all my love in Christ, Jeanne

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  38. We are so very sorry for you

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  39. Rachel I am so very sorry for your loss. My sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

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