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Allen Auburn Andersen

November 9, 1935 July 13, 2019
Allen Auburn Andersen
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Obituary for Allen Auburn Andersen

Allen Auburn Andersen, age 83, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Alma Hospital. He was the youngest son of Hans and Leonora Andersen, born on November 9, 1935 at their farm in Wyman. He graduated from Edmore High School with the class of 1954 as their class president and attended the agricultural short program at MSU after graduation. He purchased his first 50 acres in 1954 and married the love of his life, Donna (Hansen) Andersen, on December 17, 1955. He enjoyed spending his entire life as a farmer. Beginning their life together, Allen and Donna worked his family’s farm, purchasing it from his parents in the mid-sixties. For the next forty years, they raised potatoes and kids, side by side, expanding the farm in size and adding to the variety of crops raised. Upon his retirement, their sons took over operation of the farm, combining it into their own farm operation, Andersen Brothers, but he remained actively involved up to the time of his passing. He especially loved landscape maintenance. He was involved at the local and state levels of Farm Bureau, and served as Chairman of the Michigan Potato Commission and on their research committee. He also participated in Group 5, a three year program sponsored by Kellogg, which took him around the world, exposing him to many other country’s cultures. He was a proud lifetime member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the Republican Party. In his retirement, he found a love for golfing, fishing, and traveling with Donna and was especially fond of wintering in Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; his sons, Duane and Christine, Mark and Lori; his daughter, Barbara; daughter in law, Esmeralda; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren with a new one on the way; brother in law, Wayne and Janet Hansen; plus many nieces, nephews and innumerable friends. He was preceded in death by son, Ronald, in 1991, and all of his siblings. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Edmore with Rev. Marcia Schultz officiating. Visitation begins at 10:30 AM with the service held at 12 Noon immediately followed by lunch. In lieu of flowers, you are asked to please direct donations to the charity of your choice.


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27

Jul

10:30 AM 7/27/2019 10:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7/27/2019 12:00:00 PM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church

530 West Howard City Edmore Road
Edmore, MI 48829

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
530 West Howard City Edmore Road Edmore 48829 MI
United States

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Saturday

27

Jul

12:00 PM 7/27/2019 12:00:00 PM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church

530 West Howard City Edmore Road
Edmore, MI 48829

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
530 West Howard City Edmore Road Edmore 48829 MI
United States

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