Albert “Bud” Anderson, age 93, of Lake Preston, passed away Aug. 21, 2020, at the De Smet Good Samaritan Society in De Smet, SD.
He was born Dec. 4, 1926, at Volga to Albert and Winnie (Reeves) Anderson. Bud graduated from Volga High School in 1944, then started farming in the North Preston area. He met Doris Eidsness while roller skating at Lake Campbell, and they were married Feb. 23, 1947. Bud and Doris were married for more than 70 years, living on the same farm for 52 years. Their marriage was based on mutual support, a deep love for each other and faith in Jesus Christ.
Bud and Doris spent the winters of their retirement years in Apache Junction, Ariz., where they made many dear friends. Bud enjoyed many activities, especially being on shuffleboard teams. He was an avid reader and greatly appreciated the Lake Preston Library.
Bud was a charter member of Calvary Free Lutheran Church of Arlington, associate member of Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Mesa, Ariz. and a member of the Gideon’s at the time of his passing. Bud was always active in the church.
Bud is survived by his five children; Rodney (Bonnie), Bruce (Jan), Kay (Ed) Hoffman, Lori (Randy) Reed and David (Dawnette); seven grandchildren, Rory Hoffman, Chase Hoffman, Brett Anderson, Ben Reed, Tobi Reed, Daniel Anderson and Christian Anderson; three great-grandchildren, Landon, Kellen and Brooklyn.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris; his parents; a sister, Esther; and a son, Dennis.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Arlington with Pastor Aaron Olson officiating. Burial was in North Preston Lutheran Cemetery at Lake Preston. Visitation was held Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at the Johnson-Henry Funeral Home in Arlington and preceding services in the church on Wednesday.