OBITUARY

Leonard L. Anderson

August 28, 1934April 15, 2019
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Age 84, passed away on April 15, 2019.

Leonard was preceded in death by parents, Ben and Hazel Anderson; wife, Elaine; daughter, Lori; sisters, Willow and Virginia.

Leonard will be deeply missed by his daughter, Sandy; brother, David; sisters, Dixie (Bill), Diane, Trudy (Kerry).

Visitation will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury, MN from 11am to 1pm. Funeral service will begin at 1pm. Burial at Rentz Cemetery, West Lakeland Township, MN.

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  • Visitation Saturday, April 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Biography

Leonard L. Anderson was blessed with an abundance of energy. It would be accurate to say that this man was an outstanding luminary and that his natural abilities served him well. He knew with certainty how he wanted to set priorities in all aspects of his life. He struck those who knew him as the kind of person who awoke in the morning with a clear sense of exactly what he expected from his day and how to set about accomplishing those goals. Leonard was a man who definitely liked order and was most comfortable with an organized and structured lifestyle. When this climate was absent, Leonard would set about immediately to create it.

       His parents were Ben and Hazel. Leonard was raised in Wisconsin. Leonard was brought up to be reasonable in his actions and was taught to use his intellect wisely. He was an honest and straightforward child, traits that reinforced his self-confidence. Even at a young age, Leonard was credited with having a positive influence on those around him.

      The positive atmosphere that Leonard generated spread to his family. Leonard was raised with Six Siblings. Sisters Willow, Virginia, Dixie, Diane and Trudy and brother David. Leonard served as a catalyst within the family. He often found himself in the role of providing fair solutions to those sibling disputes. In every family activity, Leonard was able to demonstrate his uncommon logic and skill at building compromise.

      Leonard's enthusiasm for learning liked to see things executed properly and showed a skill for taking control of situations that were drifting out of control. At the same time, he was willing to experiment with different approaches as he worked a plan towards a solution. He raised pigeons.

      As Leonard knew in other aspects of his life, he had a clear vision of what he sought in a relationship and worked hard to achieve it. Elaine was a significant part of his life, and it wasn’t necessary for Leonard to be overly sentimental or expressive about it for others to be aware of their mutual devotion. Leonard's secret to success was that he always kept the lines of communication open in the marriage and applied the important skill of being a good listener.

      Family and children were important to Leonard, even if he didn’t always show it. Leonard was blessed with Two children, Lori Lynn and Sandra Lynn. Leonard was able to keep order in the family by using the same efficient and straightforward methods with the family as he did at work. Leonard rarely made a scene when it came to discipline. Instead, he was subtle and patient in his dealings when teaching the children right from wrong.

      At work Leonard could marshal all of the available resources, including personnel and materials, in order to meet his goals. His primary occupation was assembly worker. He was employed at Gross Givens in St. Paul.

      Not only did Leonard find pleasure in pursuing his various hobbies, he also enjoyed the discovery and research involved in learning about them. His skill at problem solving had a positive influence on these activities as well. His favorite pursuits were woodworking and rock collection.

      Leonard was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. He had several cats over the years.

      Leonard passed away on April 15, 2019 at Woodbury Estates Senior Living Apartments. Complications of Dementia. He is survived by daughter Sandy, sisters Dixie, Diane, Trudy and brother David. Services were held at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home. Leonard was laid to rest in Rentz Cemetery Lake Elmo.

      Leonard L. Anderson knew what he wanted from life and never hesitated in going after it. He could be characterized as a someone who enjoyed life. Leonard was decisive and outspoken at times but was also positive and upbeat about most things. If he saw that something needed to be done, he was always ready to step up and actualize, organize and implement a plan.