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Donald Lyman Anderson

July 28, 1944 — May 22, 2023

Rural Mondovi, WI

Donald Lyman Anderson

Donald Lyman Anderson, Age 78, of rural Mondovi passed away unexpectedly on May 22, 2023. That is the day Heaven gained another stubborn Norwegian. He was born July 28, 1944, in Wabasha, MN to Lyman and Ina Anderson of Modena, WI. Donnie attended Modena Schools through 8th grade and graduated from Mondovi High School in 1962. He attended the Technical School in Eau Claire for Cabinet Making and worked for his father at Anderson Implement in Modena. Donnie joined the Army National Guard in 1966 and was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard and Reserves in December, 1972.

During his younger years and beyond, Donnie enjoyed trapping, fishing and hunting with friends and relatives in the Modena area. Traveling to North Dakota with family to go visit relatives was also a highlight of his youth and adulthood. He spent many years as a carpenter in the area working with family and then building homes and apartments for Jim Heike. Donnie loved building. He built homes and did remodeling but never finished his own projects.

Donnie married Julie Switzer in July of 1981 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Together they owned Mento Greenhouses and later Julie’s Café. Along with his carpentry work he enjoyed hobby farming, fly fishing and trout fishing, camping trips, gardening, maple syrup in the spring and making lefse in the fall. The purchase of a team of draft horses kept him going after completing chemotherapy treatment for cancer, and coffee time with many friends was also a favorite.

Donnie will be greatly missed by daughters Missie (Jeff) Rohrscheib, Mindy (Dave) Rosenberger, Sarah (Brett) Evans, son Justin Anderson, grandchildren, great-grandchild, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie; parents and sister and brother-in-law Sharon and Loren Loomis. The stories are flowing in Heaven as Donnie meets again with his uncles.

A memorial service will take place on Friday, June 16, 2023, at 2:00pm at Friendship Church in Mondovi. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, June 16, 2023 from 11:00AM until the hour of the service at the church.

Full military honors will follow the service at the church. Inurnment will be at Modena Cemetery.

Talbot Family Funeral Homes of Mondovi is assisting with arrangements.

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