Obituaries » Westen H Anderson
August 29, 1936 - April 28, 2018
Westen H. Anderson
Age 81 of Bloomington, born August 29, 1936 in Minneapolis to Henry W. & Joyce M. Anderson, passed away April 28, 2018. Westen was a licensed funeral director for over 50 years and the second-generation owner of Henry W. Anderson Mortuary in Minneapolis and Apple Valley, taking over in 1967 after the death of his father Henry W. Anderson. He was very proud of his heritage and was active for many years with the American Swedish Institute. As a lifetime member himself, and usually with a membership form in his pocket, he would often encourage others to join. He also enjoyed many years of fellowship with his friends in the Gustavus II Adolphus Society, serving more than one term as President. He recently received his 50 year recognition as a member in the Masonic Order and was a member of the Minnehaha Masonic Lodge, #165, AF & AM in Minneapolis. Spending summers as a child on the North Shore, Westen loved spending time with his family at his cabin in Lutsen. He is preceded in death by his wife, Carol and sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Alan Glass. Westen will be dearly missed by his children: Daniel Anderson, Timothy (Susan) Anderson and Kari (Daniel) Watne; granddaughters: Taylor, Riley, Caitlyn, Sara, Macy and Erica; nephew, David (Patty) Glass; nieces, Pam (Todd) Robinett and Connie (Brad) Reiten and many other family and dear friends. Visitation, 4-8 PM, Thursday, at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary, 3640 23rd Ave. S., Mpls and one hour before the service Friday at church. Funeral service, 11:00 AM, Friday, May 4th with visitation one hour before at Diamond Lake Lutheran Church, 5760 Portland Ave. S., Mpls. Westen will be laid to rest with his wife, Carol at Lakewood Cemetery.