Maeland Arnold Anderson, age 94, of Mondovi, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the American Lutheran Home, Mondovi.
He was born on September 6, 1922 in the Town of Dover, Buffalo County to the late John H.B. and Hannah (Hanson) Anderson.
Maeland graduated from Gilmanton High School where he shared Valedictorian honors with a fellow classmate. Since this award could only go to one student, Maeland graciously gave her this highest honor of distinction.
Maeland honorably served our Country as a member of the US Navy during WW II where he fought for our freedom on the USS Independence during the Pacific Theatre.
On July 23, 1955, Maeland was united in marriage to Violet Onasch at Zion Lutheran Church in Mondovi. To this union, one daughter, Diane was born. Violet preceded Maeland in death on April 17, 1997.
Maeland purchased a run down farm in the Town of Mondovi that over many years of work, fixed and repaired into a prideful dairy farm of 40 head of Holstein’s and later beef cattle. Maeland and his wife farmed there for 42 years. In 2014, He moved to the City of Mondovi.
Maeland was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 224 in Mondovi. Farming was in Maeland’s blood, yet he occasionally found time to go fishing or hunting. For his entire life, Maeland was kind and considerate to all those around him.
Maeland is survived by his brother Linden (Diane) Anderson of Somerset; sister, Eileen Scyphers of Mondovi; a very special niece who was like another daughter, Judy Chaney; along with other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents and wife, Violet, Maeland was preceded in death by his daughter Diane Stamm, brothers, Charles, Lyman and Jelmer along with his sister, Lillian Kloss.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Talbot Family Funeral Home, Mondovi with Chaplain Gary Preston officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the hour of the service. Please share a memory or express your condolences at www.talbotfuneralhomes.com