Anderson, Brian John Passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, at the age of 75. Brian was born, April 9, 1945, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended Richfield High School and was an enthusiastic player in baseball and basketball. Soon after graduation, Brian began working in the telephone industry, leading him to the love of his life, Judy (Asleson) Anderson. They connected at Northwestern Bell and soon after welcomed and adopted an infant girl, Stephanie, from Korea, and later an infant boy, Joel, also from Korea. Brian's love of baseball and basketball brought him to tireless baseball games played by his son, Joel Anderson, and remarkable softball games with his daughter, Stephanie (Anderson) Moline, games in which Brian umped, coached, and supervised. Brian continued dedicating his life to the telephone industry, from Northwestern Bell, to AT&T, to US West, and finally to QWEST. Year after year, Brian, a U.S. and European history enthusiast, planned adventures and road trips that took him and his family throughout the U.S. as well as through Russia, Scandinavian nations, Mexico, and Canada, forever returning home, to Bailey, Murphy, and Sophie, the family dogs, the other true loves of his life. In addition to Judy, Stephanie, and Joel (fiancé Traci), Brian is survived by his brother, Bruce (Gloria) Anderson, his niece Kim (Anderson) Bahl, grandchildren, Alicia Anderson and Leeim Moline; cousins Marlene Dewald, John Strand, Darlene Kidwell, Dennis Tollefsbol, Jim Tollefsbol, Joyce Magary, and Terry Tollefsbol, Tony Tollefsbol, Trygve Tollefsbol, Petra McCarthy, Orie Harris, Tracey Tollefsbol, Tia Tollefsbol, Shirley (Jack) Tourtillotte; as well as Asleson family in-laws, Dave Asleson, Steve (Patty) Asleson, Gail (Bill) Vagts, Barb (Dave) Conrad, Cheryl (Gene) Haefner, and Jane (Rich) Resutek; and many nieces and nephews. Brian was predeceased by his mother, Helen (Tollefsbol) Anderson, and his father, Claus Anderson. Due to the pandemic, there will be a private family service at Washburn-McReavy, 2300 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431, on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 2 pm. Condolences: Washburn-McReavy.com Please send memorial donations to Second Chance Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 10533, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-0533, or to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 8600 Fremont Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420. Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145
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