Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Eugene W. Anderson, age 98, of New Rockford, formerly of rural Sheyenne, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND.
Eugene Wilton Anderson was born January 28, 1922, on the family farm in Grandfield Township, Eddy County, North Dakota, the son of Oscar and Martha (Johnson) Anderson. He attended country school in Grandfield Township.
Eugene started farming with his father and farmed until he retired in 1986. He later moved into New Rockford and in October of 2019, entered the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd.
He was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church until its closure and was treasurer and financial secretary of the Augustana Cemetery for many years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Sheyenne at the time of his death. He was also a clerk and treasurer for the Grandfield Township Board and served on the Credit Union Supervisory Committee for several years. Eugene was also a member of the Luther League, Farmers Union Local and Livestock Shipping.
Eugene is survived by his sister, Muriel Thoreson, Devils Lake, ND; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Clarence, two sisters Myrtle Strand and Lucille Gestson.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 9:00AM-1:00PM for the public at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.
A Private Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 2:00PM in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.
Burial will be at the Augustana Lutheran Cemetery, rural Sheyenne, ND.
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What a wonderful man. Are daughter was in the apartment above him for a few years. When he heard her feet hit the floor in the morning, before long she heard him go outside and he had the snow cleaned of her car so she was ready for work. When she came out they visited for a few minutes while her car warmed up. Eugene was very special to her. She just asked me the other day how he was doing. Rest in peace.
My dearest Great-Uncle Eugene, I will miss our visits. You gave me my first tractor ride and showed me the hard work of the farm life. You have taught me more than you ever knew, and it is greatly appreciated.
Oh how blessed I feel to have had some time to spend with Eugene. We will all miss him here at LHGS. He had a sweet way about him.
May you rest in peace Uncle Eugene. I have many fond memories of being on the farm with you. You would take me out early in the morning to feed the cows, I’d giggle when you called all the cats for dinner, you showed me what it was like to be a hard worker, care for your family and live out your beliefs. You lived a good clean life and were a fine example to our whole family. We love and miss you.
“Don’t grieve for me, for now I am free. I’m following the path God laid for me.” – author unknown
I have fond memories of Uncle Eugene. Especially at the farm and how he would call the cats to come and get the bowl of milk.
After Augustana Church closed, Eugene joined us at Grace. He was a faithful member, sitting next to the window in the second pew! He was a gentleman in every way. A good and faithful servant!
I knew Eugene through his brothers family in Velva. He was such a special person and so nice to visit with. The above comments made me smile. I can just see him brushing off snow and feeding cats. That was the kind of person he was: kind, gentle, helpful. His family has many precious memories of Eugene.
Eugene taught us what true servanthood really was. He cared for his parents and sister at the West Coast along with the farm. He hand mowed that huge Augustana Cemetery at no charge. My family got to enjoy holidays with him his later years. He enjoyed the worship services he attended at the Lutheran Home and the beautiful care he received. Thanks to all who helped care for him. God bless his memory and example for us to follow.