February 14, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Jason L. Anderson, 50, of Holdingford, was carried away by Jesus to his eternal heavenly home Feb. 9, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Upsala with Mavis Buker officiating. Burial will take place in the Gethsemane Lutheran Cemetery in Upsala. A visitation was Feb. 14 and is from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Feb. 15, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church.
Jason Lee Anderson was born to Kate and David Anderson Oct. 16, 1972, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jason graduated with the Sartell-St. Stephen High School class of 1991 and graduated from Northwest Technical College in Wadena in 1993. While attending college, through a mutual friend, he met his future wife, Laurie Greenwaldt. He proposed to Laurie on Christmas Eve 1994, and they were joined in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church of Deer Creek Feb. 3, 1996. Jason and Laurie bought their first home in Holdingford in May 1996 and later moved to rural Holdingford in May 2001. Their marriage has been blessed with three beautiful children – Rachel (May 1998), Travis (October 2000) and Justin (November 2004). Jason was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Upsala where he served as the janitor for many years. He served on the Holdingford Volunteer Fire Department from 1997 to 2009. Jason enjoyed spending time putzing in his shop on various cars and trucks with his boys. He also enjoyed watching his treasured kitties, Chico, Hazel and Gizmo, frolic and play and nap with the family dog, Diesel. His past and present hobbies included mud trucking, hunting, fishing, salvaging scrap iron, collecting signage, gardening and canning. Although not known as a social butterfly, he truly enjoyed time spent with beloved friends and family, particularly camping with extended family and he had a knack for finding nicknames for many of them. Jason also had unique nicknames of his own (Bird Legs, Cooter, Yeti). Through his career as an electrician, he was blessed with great friends, including his special friend and mentor, Clarence Fowler.
Jason is survived by his wife of 27 years, Laurie; daughter Rachel (Queenie) and significant other Seth (Meathead) of Upsala; sons Travis (Chubs) of Holdingford, and Justin (Boob) of Holdingford; parents Kate and David Anderson of Sauk Centre; father- and mother-in-law Alyn and Joani Greenwaldt of Deer Creek; sister- and brother-in-law Stephanie and Paul Fiedler and their three children, Brooke, Luke and Bryce, of Sauk Centre; brother- and sister-in-law Bryan and Amy Greenwaldt of Wadena, and their two boys, Matthew and Brandon; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Words from Jason: “I want people to know I had a big heart, just came across very gruff.”
Caring for Jason and his family is the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.